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How to Become an Egg Donor

Some patients need to use donated eggs to achieve conception. Women who donate eggs give other people the opportunity to expand their families! If you’re interested in becoming an egg donor, then this blog post is for you. What follows…

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Insurance Coverage for Fertility Treatments

Insurance coverage for infertility treatment varies widely by both insurance carriers and by the type of coverage individual employers choose to include in their benefits package. At Park Avenue Fertility, we assess a patient’s coverage before the first visit. Our…

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How Is Infertility Diagnosed?

Let’s start by recapping on what infertility is. Infertility is a disease of the reproductive system that impairs one of the body's most basic functions: the conception of children. Conception is a complicated process that depends upon many factors: the…

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What Is Infertility?

First of all, let’s discuss the diagnosis of infertility. Many couples believe they’re having fertility issues after actively trying to conceive for a few months. Although this could mean that you, your partner, or both of you, are suffering from…

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Can Diet and Exercise Reduce the Effects of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome on Fertility?

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), which is estimated to affect over 5 million American women, is the most common cause of female infertility and accounts for nearly “70% of fertility issues in women who have difficulty ovulating” (according to the PCOS Foundation). Nearly 5-10% of women of childbearing age have PCOS, however, only about half of them are diagnosed. In a recent study conducted at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA, researchers discovered that following a healthy lifestyle, which includes diet and exercise, resulted in improved fertility in overweight or obese women with PCOS. The study did not review if those same lifestyle choices would improve fertility in women who were already at a healthy weight.

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