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Why TFC? Embryology and Andrology

by | May 15, 2012

When a patient of mine recently moved to California, she asked me to refer her to a specialist who could continue her care. Drs. Vaughn, Hansard, Burger, and I have each noticed that when we provide our patients with a couple of names, they frequently ask us why we chose those particular specialists over many read more

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Not a Lot of Good Swimmers? What You Can Do To Enhance Your Fertility

by | March 13, 2012

It can be downright depressing getting back a semen analysis (sperm test) that is not ‘ideal’. However, don’t feel alone. There are MANY MANY guys in your situation (even if they are not talking about it!). It’s true that there are a number of fertility treatments that may help you to conceive, even with low read more

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Taking the stress out of sperm collection for an IUI

by | February 16, 2012

There are few things that are as pressured as having to collect a specimen for an intrauterine insemination, or IUI. Not only are men expected to collect a specimen on demand, but then they get graded on the quality of it! Here are a few pointers on helping to make “the deed” a little less read more

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Quit Smoking! Your Sperm Will Thank You For It

by | February 7, 2012

Close to 20% of Americans over 18 smoke cigarettes. That’s a pretty high number considering the well known serious health issues that this unhealthy vice can cause. For you smokers, did you know that your fertility is affected each time you or your partner lights one up? Let’s talk a little further about why you 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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