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Our society has undergone significant change since the 1960s. Women’s liberation is definitely a good thing. Women can now do pretty much anything that a man can do. However, the one thing that they cannot do is delay childbearing as long as a man can. Our society has evolved and many women are pursuing advanced educations and career advancement –

Age and Fertility, Ovarian Reserve Tests
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We know that chromosomal abnormalities in eggs are responsible for fertility problems – particularly when the woman is in her late 30s or 40s.

Age and Fertility, Chromosomal Abnormalities in Eggs

Age and female fertility and waiting to have babies

  • A recent report on the average age at first childbirth from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics showed that as of 2006, women in the US waited an average of 3.6 years longer to have their first baby, as compared
Age and Fertility
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Octomom and IVF – before June of 2008

  • In June of 2008, Nadya Suleman was a single, unemployed mother of 6 children
  • According to reports, she was receiving some “public assistance”
  • All six of her children were reportedly conceived through in vitro fertilization
  • All 6 kids were under 7 years old, including 2 year old twins
Number of IVF Embryos to Transfer
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a US government agency, has just released a preliminary version of its 2007 Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Report. It expects to release the final version in December. The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) released its version of the report on 2007 IVF cycles several months ago. However, clinics are not required by

CDC Report on Fertility Clinic IVF Success Rates, IVF Clinic Success Rates
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Advanced Fertility

Richard Sherbahn, MD is a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist.

Dr. Sherbahn founded the Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago in 1997.

He will post regularly about fertility issues.

Dr. Richard Sherbahn
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