Does Body Mass Index (BMI) Affect Your Chances of Pregnancy with IVF?
BMI may influence the chances of having a baby through in vitro fertilization (IVF). There is ongoing discussion about whether a woman’s BMI affects the outcomes with IVF. A Medscape.com article reported there is still no clear conclusion about whether high BMI impacts assisted reproductive outcomes, because the studies presented had conflicting results. There seems to be […]
Male Infertility: Are There Effective Ways to Treat Cryptorchidism?
There are many causes of male infertility. One condition that can contribute is cryptorchidism, which means hidden testis. This is incomplete testicular descent in the scrotum and may be in one or both of the testicles. The testicles descend to a scrotal position in humans in order to help with sperm production. An undescended testicle(s) may […]
An Innovative IVF Pioneer at Pathways Fertility
Science Advances IVF in the ’80s In preparation to begin an IVF center, in 1983 Dr. Massey was fortunate to spend five weeks in Australia at the famed Monash University IVF Center. They took IVF success rates up to about 15% per cycle, excellent at the time. The lab director was Alan Trounson, PhD, who […]
13 Important Questions about Sex Selection Ethics
Deciding which gender embryo to transfer for pregnancy during IVF brings up a lot of questions about sex selection ethics. Question: What are public attitudes about using preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) for sex selection? Answer: A study of the public attitudes in America showed that 68 percent of Americans disapprove of the use of PGS for sex selection only. A German […]