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A Study On Patient Contact Protocol

The disposition of embryos and continued contact with the patient is a significant issue within the embryo storage community. Recently a study was published in the Journal of Fertilization: In Vitro, IVF Worldwide, Reproductive Medicine, Genetics & Stem Cell Biology, which focused on one program’s experience with contacting patients about embryos in storage. The goal […]

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My experience with banking sperm prior to cancer treatment

It was real simple. When I banked sperm it was, I think, like two days after the surgery. It was right after the surgery, so the surgery itself is high, it’s like in the groin area for testicular cancer. They’ll cut you about 3 or 4 inches, maybe about 3 inches. They reach down, cut […]

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My cancer surgeries and fertility preservation procedures

March 16th was surgery. They biopsied the left testicle just to make sure that the cancer did not spread and to see if there were any pockets of sperm sitting there that we could get. April 13th was a Thursday and it was my second surgery, I had a surgery that day, it was an […]

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Questions men should ask their doctor about fertility

Another question I would ask my doctor is what type of medications are there to help me that could have helped me be part of that 66%, where men do develop and are able to grow sperm again naturally within that first year. I again was not part of that 66% of men that do […]