Banking your eggs for future use
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Apple and Facebook have recently offered to pay for the cost of egg freezing as a benefit for their female employees. Frozen eggs are literally banked for use in the future, when the time is right to have a family. It’s an artificial way of fertility preservation, in attempts to negate the natural fertility decline with age.This lessens the pressure on women to conceive within certain age limits.
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When advanced fertility treatment fails
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Advanced fertility treatment is commonly referred to as test-tube babies. The scientific terminology is In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). In simplified terms it means fertilization takes place outside the body, in highly regulated and specialized labs. Once the eggs are fertilized, they become embryos, and are then allowed to grow in the lab for a few days before being placed into the woman’s womb (uterus).
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Lost periods and inability to conceive
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Going for a whole year without periods is certainly abnormal. In fact, in the absence of pregnancy or use of certain contraceptives, an explanation should always be sought if periods disappear for a period of 3 to 6 months. Prolonged absence of periods implies failure to release an egg every month (ovulation). Consequently, conception will not occur in the absence of regular ovulation.
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Infertility: FAQs
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Difficulty in conceiving is common, experienced by one in every six couples. This frequency increases with age, especially after the age of 35
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The nightmare of fertility treatment costs; what’s the way out?
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Sub-fertility is the preferred terminology for couples who have difficulties conceiving. A recent survey in Kenya suggested that about 1 in every 4 - 6 Gynecological consultations are related to sub-fertility.
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