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Donate Eggs – Egg Donation Program Overview | Growing …

Egg Donor Program Overview With all the information out there about egg donation, its important to keep it simple.

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Understanding the IVF Process Step-by-Step

Starting theIVF treatmentprocess can be an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. Usually, IVF is pursued only afterother fertility treatmentshave failed.

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In vitro fertilization (IVF) – Mayo Clinic

Overview In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a complex series of procedures used to help with fertility or prevent genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child.

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IVF, In-Vitro Fertilization – Houston Fertility Institute

What is IVF? In-vitro fertilization (IVF), one of the best-known treatments for infertility, is a process involving four main steps: ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval, fertilization and cell division, and embryo transfer.

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Pregnancy & Birth: Signs, Stages, Tests & Health | Parents

Topics in Pregnancy & Birth More 14 Early Pregnancy Symptoms That Can Show Up Week 1 The earliest symptoms of pregnancy wax and wane and are different for each woman.

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Slideshow: Understanding Fertility & Ovulation: Facts to …

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Fertility Institute of New Jersey & New York

Advanced, Compassionate Care, Affordable Prices, and a Commitment to Helping Your Family Grow Becoming a parent is a dream for many and the advanced medical technologies at the Fertility Institute of New Jersey & New York can help turn this dream into a reality. We understand such a highly personal pursuit requires more than science to succeed

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What is Gestational Surrogacy, How it Works | Surrogate.com

Gestational surrogacy, in which the surrogate is not related to the child she is carrying, is the most common type of surrogacy today. While gestational surrogacy statistics are difficult to find, this path to parenthood has helped thousands of couples and individuals grow their families, and it is becoming increasingly common. If you are interested in beginning your gestational surrogacy journey, read on to learn more about how it works, what it costs and how it might be an option for your family

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Infertility and Health – Health Tips, Infertility and …

Male infertility, female infertility, unexplained fertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF), surrogacy, gestational surrogacy, adoption, causes for infertility, sterility, psychological and social impact of infertility, fertility tourism, advanced maternal age, assistive reproductive technology.

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Male Reproductive System (for Teens) – KidsHealth

Larger text sizeLarge text sizeRegular text size Reproduction is the process by which organisms make more organisms like themselves. But even though the reproductive system is essential to keeping a species alive, unlike other body systems, it's not essential to keeping an individual alive.

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Male Reproductive System Information | Cleveland Clinic

Male Reproductive Anatomy The organs of the male reproductive system are specialized for the following functions: The male reproductive anatomy includes internal and external structures.

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Reproductive System, Part 2 – Male Reproductive System: Crash Course A&P 41

Our month-long exploration of human reproduction continues with a look at testicular anatomy, the steps of sperm production, and how its influenced by gonadotropin and testosterone. Hank also explains how sperm mature, and how they leave the body on a tide of glandular secretions during ejaculation. Anatomy & Physiology poster: http://store.dftba.com/products/crash...

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Menopause – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic

Overview Menopause is the time that marks the end of your menstrual cycles. It's diagnosed after you've gone 12 months without a menstrual period.

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Urology News, Research Studies | Urological Disease Treatment

HIV Infection Associated With Poor Cancer Outcomes Elderly patients with HIV who have cancer, and specifically breast and prostate cancer, may have worse outcomes when compared with elderly patients without HIV with cancer. In a study of radical prostatectomy patients with Gleason score 7 prostate cancer, the risk for biochemical recurrence more than doubled in the presence of tertiary pattern 5 disease

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New Jersey Womens Health | RWJBarnabas Health

From breast cancer screening to maternity services, we offer a full range of womens health services. Our goal is to offer the most comprehensive services to women at any age

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Womens Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) Programs – Online …

For nurses with a keen interest in women's health, there are numerous pathways available to ascend to the role of women's health nurse practitioner (WHNP). This advanced practice nursing career can be achieved by entering a master's or doctoral program, and many schools even offer online learning options in addition to traditional campus-based courses.

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Adoptions From The Heart | New Jersey Adoption Agency …

June 7th, 2019 New Bill Gives Protection To LGBTQ Adopters A new bill, called the Every Child Deserves A Family Act has been proposed. If passed, the bill will prevent any adoption agency that receives federal funding from discriminating based on sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status. The bill would also protect LGBTQ children in the foster system, preventing them from being sent to conversion therapy facilities.

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Miscarriage – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic

Overview Miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy before the 20th week. About 10 to 20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. But the actual number is likely higher because many miscarriages occur so early in pregnancy that a woman doesn't realize she's pregnant.

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Miscarriage – Diagnosis and treatment – Mayo Clinic

Diagnosis Your health care provider might do a variety of tests: Possible diagnoses include: For a threatened miscarriage, your health care provider might recommend resting until the bleeding or pain subsides. Bed rest hasn't been proved to prevent miscarriage, but it's sometimes prescribed as a safeguard

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Miscarriage: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

What is a miscarriage?

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What Causes a Miscarriage? Symptoms, Signs & Bleeding

Pregnancy Loss Pregnancy loss is a harsh reality faced by many expecting couples. If you have lost your baby, you know how devastating and painful this loss can be. You might wonder if you'll ever have a baby to hold and call your own

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) – Symptoms and causes

Overview Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs.

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Polycystic ovary syndrome – Genetics Home Reference – NIH

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition that affects women in their child-bearing years and alters the levels of multiple hormones, resulting in problems affecting many body systems. Most women with polycystic ovary syndrome produce excess male sex hormones (androgens), a condition called hyperandrogenism

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Polycystic ovary syndrome | Womenshealth.gov

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem that affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. Women with PCOS have a hormonal imbalance and metabolism problems that may affect their overall health and appearance. PCOS is also a common and treatable cause of infertility.

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Polycystic ovary syndrome – Wikipedia

Polycystic ovary syndromeSynonymsHyperandrogenic anovulation (HA),[1] SteinLeventhal syndrome[2]A polycystic ovary shown on an ultrasound image.SpecialtyGynecologySymptomsIrregular menstrual periods, heavy periods, excess hair, acne, pelvic pain, difficulty getting pregnant, patches of thick, darker, velvety skin[3]ComplicationsType 2 diabetes, obesity, obstructive sleep apnea, heart disease, mood disorders, endometrial cancer[4]DurationLong term[5]CausesGenetic and environmental factors[6][7]Risk factorsObesity, not enough exercise, family history[8]Diagnostic methodBased on no ovulation, high androgen levels, ovarian cysts[4]Differential diagnosisAdrenal hyperplasia, hypothyroidism, high blood levels of prolactin[9]TreatmentWeight loss, exercise[10][11]MedicationBirth control pills, metformin, anti-androgens[12]Frequency2% to 20% of women of childbearing age[8][13] Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a set of symptoms due to elevated androgens (male hormones) in females.[4][14] Signs and symptoms of PCOS include irregular or no menstrual periods, heavy periods, excess body and facial hair, acne, pelvic pain, difficulty getting pregnant, and patches of thick, darker, velvety skin.[3] Associated conditions include type 2 diabetes, obesity, obstructive sleep apnea, heart disease, mood disorders, and endometrial cancer.[4] PCOS is due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors.[6][7][15] Risk factors include obesity, not enough physical exercise, and a family history of someone with the condition.[8] Diagnosis is based on two of the following three findings: no ovulation, high androgen levels, and ovarian cysts.[4] Cysts may be detectable by ultrasound.[9] Other conditions that produce similar symptoms include adrenal hyperplasia, hypothyroidism, and high blood levels of prolactin.[9] PCOS has no cure.[5] Treatment may involve lifestyle changes such as weight loss and exercise.[10][11] Birth control pills may help with improving the regularity of periods, excess hair growth, and acne.[12] Metformin and anti-androgens may also help.[12] Other typical acne treatments and hair removal techniques may be used.[12] Efforts to improve fertility include weight loss, clomiphene, or metformin.[16] In vitro fertilization is used by some in whom other measures are not effective.[16] PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder among women between the ages of 18 and 44.[17] It affects approximately 2% to 20% of this age group depending on how it is defined.[8][13] It is one of the leading causes of poor fertility.[4] The earliest known description of what is now recognized as PCOS dates from 1721 in Italy.[18] Common signs and symptoms of PCOS include the following: Asians affected by PCOS are less likely to develop hirsutism than those of other ethnic backgrounds.[22] PCOS is a heterogeneous disorder of uncertain cause.[23][24] There is some evidence that it is a genetic disease. Such evidence includes the familial clustering of cases, greater concordance in monozygotic compared with dizygotic twins and heritability of endocrine and metabolic features of PCOS.[7][23][24] There is some evidence that exposure to higher than typical levels of androgens in utero increases the risk of developing PCOS in later life.[25] The genetic component appears to be inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion with high genetic penetrance but variable expressivity in females; this means that each child has a 50% chance of inheriting the predisposing genetic variant(s) from a parent, and, if a daughter receives the variant(s), the daughter will have the disease to some extent.[24][26][27][28] The genetic variant(s) can be inherited from either the father or the mother, and can be passed along to both sons (who may be asymptomatic carriers or may have symptoms such as early baldness and/or excessive hair) and daughters, who will show signs of PCOS.[26][28] The phenotype appears to manifest itself at least partially via heightened androgen levels secreted by ovarian follicle theca cells from women with the allele.[27] The exact gene affected has not yet been identified.[7][24][29] In rare instances, single-gene mutations can give rise to the phenotype of the syndrome.[30] Current understanding of the pathogenesis of the syndrome suggests, however, that it is a complex multigenic disorder.[31] The severity of PCOS symptoms appears to be largely determined by factors such as obesity.[7][17][32] PCOS has some aspects of a metabolic disorder, since its symptoms are partly reversible. Even though considered as a gynecological problem, PCOS consists of 28 clinical symptoms

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