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  • Fertility Options for Transgender Men and Women

    At Palm Beach Fertility Center, we believe that anyone who wants to become a parent, regardless of their marital status or sexual orientation, should be granted the right to experience their dreams of becoming a parent. Although the road to parenthood is often different for LGBTQ couples , we treat these individuals with the respect and dignity they deserve in what can be very emotional time. ...
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  • Coping with the Emotional Trauma of Infertility

    Infertility is traumatic, and millions of women in their prime childbearing years face this obstacle. They know firsthand about the heartache and frustration of not being able to conceive after months or even years of trying, and often wonder “why me?” Even women who have already had one child but experience what is called secondary infertility, or difficulty conceiving another child, can ...
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  • How a Sexually-Transmitted Disease Could Affect Your Fertility

    Sexually-transmitted diseases, also called STDs or STIs, are spread by sexual contact with an infected person through the genitals, mouth, or anus. Many cases of female infertility are attributed to untreated STDs, specifically, the two most common STDs: chlamydia and gonorrhea. These preventable, common causes of infertility can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), an infection of the upper ...
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  • Can Acupuncture Improve Fertility?

    Facing infertility causes overwhelming anguish among millions of couples who experience it every year. With all the home remedies and fertility drugs on the market, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to treatments for increasing your odds of conceiving. Modern healthcare has opened the door to many seemingly novel treatments, such as acupuncture. While it has become very ...
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  • Reasons it Might Be Difficult to Conceive After Your First Pregnancy

    If you’re trying for a second baby and having a hard time, you’re not alone. In fact, nearly 25% of couples seeking fertility treatment are already parents. Many couples think conceiving a second child will be simple after having their first. However, millions of couples struggle with what is called secondary infertility. This diagnosis refers to parents who have not conceived after 12 months of ...
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  • National Infertility Awareness Week

    National Infertility Awareness Week is April 21 – 27, 2019 Currently 7.3 million Americans are facing infertility, no matter what race, religion, sexuality or economic status, infertility doesn’t discriminate. Together, we can change how others view infertility. It begins with being part of a national movement, National Infertility Awareness Week. This week unites millions of Americans who want to ...
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  • How Soon After I Remove an IUD Can I Get Pregnant?

    The IUD is an extremely effective form of birth control, and more popular than ever, because it lasts between 3 to 12 years and requires no maintenance. If you’re a woman, you’ll likely appreciate the fact that you can “set it and forget it,” too, rather than taking a daily birth control pill or having to use condoms with your partner every time you have sex. Hormonal IUD types release a synthetic ...
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  • Trying to Conceive: What Days Am I Most Fertile?

    Getting pregnant can be a challenge, and any woman who has successfully conceived knows it can take patience and even a little bit of luck. If you’re trying to conceive, know that it’s highly unlikely to get pregnant outside of the narrow, monthly window when you are your most fertile. Understanding when you are most fertile can make it easier to get pregnant, though, because conception only ...
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  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Fertility: What You Can Do

    A common cause of infertility in women is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). This condition is very common and affects about 5-10% of women of childbearing age, and yet more than half of these young women remain undiagnosed. While many women opt for birth control pills to combat the hormone imbalance and improve symptoms, this is only a temporary remedy. When women with PCOS decide to start a ...
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  • At What Age Should Women Worry About Their Fertility?

    Lately, more and more women are waiting to have children until later in life, which makes the topic of age-related fertility increasingly concerning. Everyone should abide by their own individual timeline, so when it comes to having children, there is no singular age every woman should aim for. However, because women are generally more fertile when they are young, there are a few factors women ...
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  • Fertility Rates Are Declining: Could It Impact Me?

    Data tells us that the fertility rate in the United States is dropping, and has been for some years now. Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began tracking birth rates, the statistics have seen various ups and downs, but this steady decline in recent years has plenty of people concerned. Whatever your age or your current position on having children, learning how fertility rates ...
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  • Infertility Statistics Everyone Should Know

    Starting a family isn’t easy for everyone. Most people assume that infertility is only something a select few have to deal with, but, in fact, more couples struggle with fertility issues than you may realize. When you and your spouse or partner decide you want to try for a baby, you might be disappointed to learn that you are also struggling to conceive. Instead of becoming discouraged, arm ...
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  • Why You Should Get the Facts Before Going In Vitro

    As any woman who has ever undergone in vitro fertilization knows, there’s a lot to consider before choosing IVF. As more and more women decide to undergo the procedure, we at the Palm Beach Fertility Center want every woman to know as much as possible. In vitro pregnancies can be wonderful, and the best choice for many women, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important to have all the facts. In a ...
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  • Is IVF Covered By Insurance?

    Many people assume in-vitro fertilization is a fairly straight forward process. Some people can’t make a baby, so doctors will use the latest technology to make one for them. However, if you think IVF is this simple, you’d be wrong. There are numerous facets to the entire process and one minor error can make you have to start all over again from the beginning. Those who try IVF must regularly ...
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  • The Truth Behind the Male Infertility Crisis

    Thousands of men across the U.S. – and the entire western hemisphere for that matter – suffer from it, yet male infertility remains a faux pas topic among most circles. What is it about the subject that keeps people so hush-hush? And how can we shed more light on the matter to help those looking for answers? Read on to learn more. The Facts According to a comprehensive study conducted by the ...
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