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    • September 15, 2020Sep 15, 2020
    • PCOS, Testimonial
    • By mguthrie

    Kate's Story - Living with PCOS

    Like many women, my PCOS symptoms started to show up in my mid-late teens. I spent many years in and out of doctor's offices for symptoms and even in the hospital for ruptured cysts without ever getting a diagnosis, or even having someone mention PCOS as a possibility.

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    10718 views | 3 shares
    • May 14, 2020May 14, 2020
    • Infertility
    • By mguthrie

    Optimizing your Telemedicine Consult

    Providing you with quick tips and a Q&A on preparing and optimizing your first virtual consult with your fertility specialist.

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    9923 views | 2 shares
    • September 13, 2019Sep 13, 2019
    • Infertility, PCOS, Testimonial
    • By 

    Living with PCOS: A Patient Story

    PCOS was introduced to me at the age of 25. I was gaining weight, shaving my neck, and lamenting over my thinning scalp. When I was diagnosed, I had just gotten engaged and the news was unsettling, but the reality didn’t sink in until we started trying to grow our family.

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    8746 views | 4 shares
    • June 25, 2019Jun 25, 2019
    • Infertility, Male Infertility
    • By asmith

    Men's Health: Male Infertility Q&A

    About 1 in 8 couples have difficulty getting pregnant, 50-60% of these couples will have a cause that is related to the male partner. Kevin Ostrowski, MD reproductive urologist at SRM answers common questions about male infertility.

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    8083 views | 2 shares
    • April 24, 2019Apr 24, 2019
    • Infertility, Testimonial
    • By 

    The Aftermath: What happens after the fertility dust settles?

    The reality is that even after treatments and failures and successes, the diagnosis and experience of infertility will never leave you. Regardless of the outcome, you will arise after the dust settles.  What you do with yourself after that is up to you.  Dust off, take a deep breath, and take your first steps to seeking help and support.

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    6658 views | 1 share
    • March 1, 2019Mar 1, 2019
    • Infertility, Support and Counseling
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    Showing Appreciation through Fertility Treatment: 6 Tips

    Whether you are the one in treatment, or the one showing support, appreciating your partner can help keep your relationship stable for the long run. Gretchen Sewall RN, LICSW, at SRM shares 6 tips to help stay connected and show your partner appreciation through fertility treatments.

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    7054 views | 2 shares
    • November 26, 2018Nov 26, 2018
    • Infertility, Male Infertility, Testimonial
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    Supposed Sperm Superpowers: If only I had known

    Like most guys I spent most of my adolescent life under the impression that if I had sex there was a 98% chance of a resulting pregnancy. Almost like I was a marvel superhero and the power of male fertility was something I was born with and had to use with extreme responsibility.

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    5163 views | 1 share
    • November 15, 2018Nov 15, 2018
    • Infertility, Support and Counseling, Wellness
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    It’s Okay to Not Be Okay this Thanksgiving

    This holiday season, remember you are not alone. 1-in-8 couples, and over 7 million individuals are struggling with infertility… And they’re going to be dealing with this same kind of stress during the holiday season. Sometimes, all you want to do is vent to someone who understands.

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    6579 views | 1 share
    • October 31, 2018Oct 31, 2018
    • Infertility, Miscarriage, Testimonial
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    Coping through multiple miscarriages: A Patient Story

    Going through all the miscarriages was hard, honestly one of the hardest things I have gone through, one of the hardest things my marriage has gone through, but I do believe I am stronger for it.

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    4956 views | 1 share
    • October 16, 2018Oct 16, 2018
    • Cancer, Fertility Preservation
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    Breast Cancer Survivor: A Personal Story

    For the last five years, the month of October and the color pink has had new meaning to me and my family.  A week before our daughter turned two, I was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer at the age of 39. 

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    • August 28, 2018Aug 28, 2018
    • Donor & Surrogacy Treatment, LGBTQ
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    Alternative Approach to Becoming a Parent

    There are various ways to start a family…each beautiful and precious.  As LGBTQ couples and people wanting to become parents begin to explore their options, it is clear that there are different ways to reach that cherished goal.  Seattle Reproductive Medicine delves into alternative paths to parenthood.

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    5627 views | 2 shares
    • August 20, 2018Aug 20, 2018
    • Infertility
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    Getting Personal: Q & A with Dr. Akhil Shah

    Continuing our physician spotlight series on the blog, we recently caught up with our newest physician to the SRM team, Dr. Akhil Shah and asked him a few questions. We hope this series helps you get to know our physicians a little better. You’ll see they’re a pretty interesting group of people!

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    1538 views | 0 shares
    • August 8, 2018Aug 8, 2018
    • Infertility, Wellness
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    How to Stay Connected to Your Partner When IVF Makes You Feel Crazy

    Receiving a diagnosis of infertility can be a painful time for couples and the stress of fertility treatment can test even the strongest bonds… And IVF? It’s a rough process to go through as a couple. The hormones, the not knowing, the whole experience can make you feel totally insane. But don’t worry, you’re not alone.

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    2960 views | 0 shares
    • March 13, 2018Mar 13, 2018
    • LGBTQ, Testimonial
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    Two Mommies, One Path to Motherhood

    It only takes, "one moment" of looking at her family to make, "every single second of infertility treatments 'worth it'" for SRM patient, Brandi. It may be a long path to parenthood at times but with a community behind you and the promise of those "one moments" at the end, it'll all be "worth it".

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    2588 views | 1 share
    • January 23, 2018Jan 23, 2018
    • Infertility
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    New Year, New Insurance: 5 Things You Should Ask Your Insurance Carrier

    It’s a new year! While this is a time for celebration and resolutions, it is also when many insurance plans change or start over. Now is the time to call you insurance provider and find out if you have an infertility benefit under your new plan and what you need to do in order to access the benefit. But what do you ask someone once you actually get past the automated prompts? To help guide the conversation with your insurance provider we asked our finance team what questions patients should ask when talking to their insurance; here are the top 5.

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    4917 views | 0 shares
    • December 5, 2017Dec 5, 2017
    • Infertility, Testimonial
    • By 

    Navigating The Holiday Season: A Personal Story

    December is here which means the holiday season is in full swing. For many families, this time of year is one of the toughest to get through and is a strong reminder that something is missing.  With that in mind, SRM Physician Liaison, Marcie Guthrie decided to share her personal story as well as a few tips that helped her navigate the emotional and stressful waters of the holiday season.

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    4434 views | 1 share
    • August 29, 2017Aug 29, 2017
    • Infertility, Wellness
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    5 Things You'll Learn in Food For Fertility Classes

    SRM is proud to offer Food for Fertility, a group workshop focused on the needs of women struggling with infertility and excess body weight. The workshop is led by Judy Simon, MS, RD, an expert in reproductive nutrition; here are 5 things you'll learn if you attend the Food for Fertility class.

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    6798 views | 0 shares
    • July 25, 2017Jul 25, 2017
    • Infertility
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    Getting Personal: Q & A With Dr. Amy Criniti

    Continuing our physician spotlight series on the blog, we recently caught up with Dr. Amy Criniti and asked her a few questions. We hope this series helps you get to know our physicians a little better. You’ll see they’re a pretty interesting group of people!

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    5975 views | 0 shares
    • June 27, 2017Jun 27, 2017
    • Infertility
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    Getting Personal: Q & A With Dr. Kevin Ostrowski

    Continuing our physician spotlight series on the blog, we recently caught up with one of our Urologists, Dr. Kevin Ostrowksi and asked him a few questions. We hope this series helps you get to know our physicians a little better. You’ll see they’re a pretty interesting group of people!

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    5774 views | 1 share
    • June 13, 2017Jun 13, 2017
    • Infertility
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    Getting Personal: Q & A With Dr. Tom Walsh

    Continuing our physician spotlight series on the blog, we recently caught up with one of our Urologists, Dr. Tom Walsh and asked him a few questions. We hope this series helps you get to know our physicians a little better. You’ll see they’re a pretty interesting group of people!

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    6493 views | 0 shares
    • May 16, 2017May 16, 2017
    • Infertility
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    Getting Personal: Q & A With Dr. Erik Mazur

    Continuing our physician spotlight series on the blog, we recently caught up with our newest physician, Dr. Erik Mazur and asked him a few questions. We hope this series helps you get to know our physicians a little better. You’ll see they’re a pretty interesting group of people!

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    6320 views | 9 shares
    • May 3, 2017May 3, 2017
    • Infertility
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    Getting Personal: Q & A with Dr. Nancy Klein

    Continuing our physician spotlight series on the blog, we recently caught up with Dr. Nancy Klein and asked her a few questions. We hope this series helps you get to know our physicians a little better. You’ll see they’re a pretty interesting group of people!

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    4002 views | 0 shares
    • April 25, 2017Apr 25, 2017
    • Infertility
    • By 

    4 Unexpected Facts About Infertility

    This week is National Infertility Awareness Week – 7 days devoted to speaking up about infertility. The physicians and staff at SRM are devoted to bringing infertility into the light, allowing those affected to speak openly about their journey. In that spirit, we wanted to share a few things you might NOT know about infertility.

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    3568 views | 1 share
    • April 11, 2017Apr 11, 2017
    • Infertility, Testimonial
    • By 

    Building my Family: A Fertility Nurses's Story

    The path to parenthood is different for everyone and infertility can impact anyone, even an infertility nurse. In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, we asked one of our wonderful nurses to share their story. We hope it encourages you to share your own infertility story.

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    2518 views | 0 shares
    • March 28, 2017Mar 28, 2017
    • Infertility, Wellness
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    Words of Wisdom For Your Infertility Journey

    Going through infertility is a journey. It can be long, hard and stressful, and you may even feel lost at times on what to do next. Tamara Tobias, a Nurse Practitioner at SRM has gone on this journey in the past. In her new book, Fertility Walk: A Fertility Nurse’s Guide Along Your Journey, she shares some words of wisdom to help inspire and keep you sane throughout your infertility journey.

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    4311 views | 1 share
    • March 13, 2017Mar 13, 2017
    • Infertility
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    Getting Personal: Q & A With Dr. Nichole Barker

    Continuing our physician spotlight series on the blog, we recently caught up with Dr. Nichole Barker and asked her a few questions. We hope this series helps you get to know our physicians a little better. You’ll see they’re a pretty interesting group of people!

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    3099 views | 0 shares
    • February 21, 2017Feb 21, 2017
    • Infertility, Testimonial
    • By 

    A Journey Through Infertility

    SRM patient, Nicole Harding shares her story in the hopes of breaking the stigma surrounding infertility. We hope her journey through infertility gives you hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel and the family of your dreams is possible.

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    4679 views | 0 shares
    • January 24, 2017Jan 24, 2017
    • Infertility
    • By 

    Getting Personal: Q & A with Dr. Janet Kennedy

    Continuing our physician spotlight series on the blog, we recently caught up with Dr. Janet Kennedy and asked her a few questions. We hope this series helps you get to know our physicians a little better. You’ll see they’re a pretty interesting group of people!

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    3823 views | 3 shares
    • January 10, 2017Jan 10, 2017
    • Infertility, Testing
    • By 

    Are At-Home Fertility Tests Right For You?

    While at-home fertility tests seem like a cost-effective and time-saving way to take the guess work out of trying to get pregnant, do they actually work? SRM’s Anne Judge, MSN, ARNP weighs in on the pros and the pitfalls of trying to conceive with convenience.

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    4307 views | 2 shares
    • December 20, 2016Dec 20, 2016
    • Infertility, Wellness
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    Coping With the Holidays

    The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but they can also be difficult for people struggling with infertility. In this week's blog post, we offer a few suggestions for making the most of the holidays.

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    5646 views | 2 shares
    • December 6, 2016Dec 6, 2016
    • Infertility
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    Getting Personal: Q & A with Dr. Michele Cho

    Continuing our physician spotlight series on the blog, we recently caught up with Dr. Michele Cho and asked her a few questions. We hope this series helps you get to know our physicians a little better. You’ll see they’re a pretty interesting group of people!

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    5992 views | 5 shares
    • November 21, 2016Nov 21, 2016
    • Infertility
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    Getting Personal: Q & A with Dr. Lynn Davis

    Continuing our physician spotlight series on the blog, we recently caught up with Dr. Lynn Davis and asked her a few questions. We hope this series helps you get to know our physicians a little better. You’ll see they’re a pretty interesting group of people!

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    4673 views | 0 shares
    • November 15, 2016Nov 15, 2016
    • Infertility
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    Getting Personal: Q & A with Dr. Gerard Letterie

    Continuing our physician spotlight series on the blog, we recently caught up with Dr. Gerard Letterie and asked him a few questions. We hope this series helps you get to know our physicians a little better. You’ll see they’re a pretty interesting group of people!

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    35455 views | 1 share
    • October 25, 2016Oct 25, 2016
    • Infertility, Wellness
    • By 

    What You Need to Know About the Flu Shot if You're Trying to Conceive

    Flu season is upon us. If you're trying to conceive, you may be debating on whether or not to get the flu vaccine this year. One of our Nurse Practitioners, Ruby Booras shares the answers to some of our patients most commonly asked questions about the flu vaccine.

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    5051 views | 0 shares
    • October 11, 2016Oct 11, 2016
    • Infertility
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    Getting Personal: Q & A with Dr. Angela Thyer

    Continuing our physician spotlight series on the blog, we recently caught up with Dr. Angela Thyer and asked her a few questions. We hope this series helps you get to know our physicians a little better. You’ll see they’re a pretty interesting group of people!

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    2841 views | 0 shares
    • September 20, 2016Sep 20, 2016
    • Egg Freezing, Infertility
    • By abruner

    Should You Wait to Freeze Your Eggs? A Fertility Specialist Explains

    How long can I wait to start a family? Like so many other things, the answer is, it depends. Dr. Lynn Davis explains what you should think about if you want to wait to start a family and if egg freezing might be a good option for you.

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    4087 views | 0 shares
    • September 19, 2016Sep 19, 2016
    • Infertility, Wellness
    • By 

    The Zika Virus

    There has been a lot of talk in the news recently about the Zika virus and its effect on reproduction. SRM is closely following developments related to the Zika virus. As many of our patients are thinking about, or actively trying to get pregnant, we wanted to share the latest recommendations regarding the Zika virus.

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    5008 views | 2 shares
    • September 13, 2016Sep 13, 2016
    • Infertility
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    Getting Personal: Q & A with Dr. Paul Dudley

    Continuing our physician spotlight series on the blog, we recently caught up with Dr. Paul Dudley and asked him a few questions. We hope this series helps you get to know our physicians a little better. You’ll see they’re a pretty interesting group of people!

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    3590 views | 1 share
    • August 16, 2016Aug 16, 2016
    • Infertility
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    Why Weight Loss Attempts Frequently Fail When You Have PCOS

    What is it about PCOS that makes it so easy to gain weight but so hard to lose it? Dr. Angela Thyer explains what can cause the weight gain and provides some tips for things those suffering from PCOS can do to fix it.

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    3445 views | 0 shares
    • July 19, 2016Jul 19, 2016
    • Donor & Surrogacy Treatment, Infertility, LGBTQ, Testimonial
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    One Couple Shows You Are Not Alone on Your Path to Parenthood

    “It’s all about the people helping you along the journey.” That’s how Keith and Brian describe their journey to becoming parents; and they had a lot of people helping them along the way!

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    4024 views | 4 shares
    • July 12, 2016Jul 12, 2016
    • Infertility
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    Getting Personal: Q & A with Dr. Brenda Houmard

    Continuing our new physician spotlight series on the blog, we recently caught up with Dr. Brenda Houmard and asked her a few questions. We hope this series helps you get to know our physicians a little better. You’ll see they’re a pretty interesting group of people!

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    3377 views | 1 share
    • June 21, 2016Jun 21, 2016
    • Infertility, Male Infertility
    • By 

    How to Help Men Cope With Infertility

    Men and women both have feelings surrounding infertility, but they often cope and express them in different ways. Here are some tips to help men and women communicate better and thrive throughout the infertility journey...together.

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    3209 views | 0 shares
    • June 14, 2016Jun 14, 2016
    • Infertility, Male Infertility
    • By 

    9 Things You Should Know About Male Infertility

    Infertility is often thought of as a “female thing;” so you may be surprised to learn that it’s attributed to the male partner up to 40% of the time. These are the most common questions we get from men prior to an evaluation.

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    9090 views | 2 shares
    • April 27, 2016Apr 27, 2016
    • Infertility
    • By 

    A Fertility Doctor Shares Her Thoughts About Her Own Infertility Journey

    "Underneath my white coat, I'm an infertility patient". Dr. Nichole Barker sits down with us to share her infertility journey in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week.

    4086 views | 3 shares
    4086 views | 3 shares
    • April 1, 2016Apr 1, 2016
    • Egg Freezing, Fertility Preservation
    • By abruner

    Should You Freeze Your Eggs?

    SRM’s Dr. Angela Thyer chimes in on what to consider when considering egg freezing, including the best age to do it and why.

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    4738 views | 3 shares
    • March 8, 2016Mar 8, 2016
    • Infertility
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    Getting Personal: Q & A with Dr. Paul Lin

    Welcome to our new Physician Spotlight Series on the SRM blog! We hope this series helps you get to know our physicians a little better. You’ll see they’re a pretty interesting group of people! To kick off the series, we recently caught up with Dr. Lin and asked him a few questions.

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    2946 views | 0 shares
    • October 23, 2015Oct 23, 2015
    • Uncategorized
    • By 

    Welcome to Our New Blog

    Welcome to SRM’s new blog! We are delighted you have found your way to this page and hope you will find the blog to be a useful resource.

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    5867 views | 0 shares
    • October 23, 2015Oct 23, 2015
    • Infertility, Male Infertility
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    Facts about Male Infertility

    People are often surprised to learn that infertility is attributed to the male partner up to 40% of the time. Learn more about male infertility issues.

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    3086 views | 0 shares
    • October 23, 2015Oct 23, 2015
    • Fertility Term, Infertility
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    Separating Fact from Fiction

    We are dedicated to informing and educating our patients. This post dispels some common fertility myths we often hear when meeting with new patients.