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Shedding Some Light on Endometriosis

by | September 10, 2013

You almost need to speak Latin to understand the puzzling disease of endometriosis. Let’s start with the name. “Osis,” part of the word endometriosis, means abnormal location. A woman with the disease will have tissue normally found within the uterine cavity (endometrium) growing on structures outside of the uterus. The syndrome that causes problems for read more

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Sperm Bank Safeguards

by | June 11, 2013

  Are sperm banks as closely guarded and regulated as the institutions that store your money? They should be. Texas Fertility Center partners only with reputable sperm banks, and shares with you here the criteria that we look for when evaluating a sperm bank, as well as the benefits of using a commercial sperm bank. read more

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Surgical Evaluation of Infertility

by | June 30, 2012

Female infertility can be caused by multiple factors. Among the most common are ovulation disorders, fallopian tube disease, endometriosis, and uterine defects. While problems with ovulation are managed primarily with medications, the remaining conditions are most commonly diagnosed and treated with surgical intervention. Sonogram imaging of the uterus and ovaries may show conditions such as read more

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The Sperm Story

by | February 2, 2012

Infertility is not an issue isolated to the female gender. Boys are invited too! Infertility is not an issue isolated to the female gender.  Boys are invited too!  In fact, 40% of couples who seek evaluation will have some degree of a sperm problem, and in 25% of cases, the only identified problem is a read more

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Making Treatment Choices

by | July 15, 2011

One of the most difficult choices facing patients is whether and when to move from one step of the fertility process to another. Agreeing to see a fertility specialist and choosing to pursue a treatment plan is often a decision that is reached by couples after much discussion and struggle. If one particular intervention does read more

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