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Fertility treatment is very individualized depending on the causes of infertility such as low sperm count, low sperm motility, Fallopian tube blockage, endometriosis or polycystic ovaries. For some patients, intrauterine insemination IUI, or in-vitro fertilization IVF, may be combined with fertility medications to help achieve pregnancy. A fertility clinic like West Coast Fertility Center, has the resources to treat different causes of infertility with the proper technique
Male infertility is diagnosed in as many as 40% of couples seeking fertility treatment. Severe infertility in men can be managed by a new procedure called sperm aspiration PESA. Men with zero sperm count (azoospermia) due to blockage of sperm ducts or following vasectomy, using sperm collected with a small butterfly needle during i.v. anesthesia. This video depicts a single sperm being used to fertilize the woman's egg by in-vitro fertilization (IVF).
In-Vitro Fertilization IVF has become a very important tool in the world of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) allowing many couples to achieve their goals of having children.
For certain types of infertility such as mild cases of male infertility or if unfavorable cervical mucus is present, intrauterine insemination IUI is a useful technique for achieving pregnancy.
The science of human egg freezing has been the focus of intense research at West Coast Fertility Centers making WCFC a world leader in the field of babies born from frozen eggs. Cadyn was the first baby born from frozen eggs through the Center's Egg Freezing Program after thawing eggs frozen for five years. More than 62 frozen egg babies have been born using West Coast Fertility Center's LANDA Freezing Technique, an IRB approved protocol.
The diagnosis of cancer can be devastating at any age, but is especially difficult for young women who must begin chemotherapy or radiation potentially damaging to their reproductive organs. Patients can now preserve fertility by freezing their unfertilized eggs at West Coast Fertility Center's Fertility Preservation Program. This moving video depicts an interview with a brave young patient who courageously opted to freeze her eggs while she completed anti-cancer treatment.
In this informative video about the Egg Freezing Project, the Egg Freezing specialists and Fertility Preservation scientists at Orange County's West Coast Fertility Center, explain the facts about egg freezing and the science behind preserving a woman's fertility. We describe who is a candidate for egg freezing, how the procedure is performed and what are the success rates for egg freezing and egg thawing, using an IRB supervised protocol.
Using an IRB approved protocol, a study at West Coast Fertility Center reveals that excellent survival is possible after egg freezing using a special protective fluid. The egg freezing research, documented on video, was filmed at West Coast Fertility Center and Cal State University. Using special stains under high powered microscopes, the video depicts a 91% survival by preventing damaging ice crystal formation around the egg's internal organelles. The video was among the few selected for presentation at the annual fertility society meeting. More than 62 healthy children have been born from the Center's egg freezing program.