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  • Pregnancy With HIV

    When HIV is in the picture, is having an infection-free baby through IVF a possibility? Yes, says David Hill, Ph.D., Scientific Director on Southern California Reproductive Center as he explains how far we have come in recognizing the rights of patients with HIV.

  • When Embryos Don't Produce Pregnancy

    What if there is no viable embryo after a retrieval and fertilization? Mark Surrey, M.D., Medical Director and co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center explains the options available when the embryos produced by a woman will not develop into a successful pregnancy.

  • How Safe is Embryo Biopsy?

    Why is embryo biopsy performed and is it safe? David Hill, PhD. Scientific Director of Southern California Reproductive Center, says genetic testing of embryos poses little danger to the embryo and great peace of mind to potential parents,

  • What about pre genetic testing?

    Is amniocentesis a safe procedure? David Hill,Ph.D., Scientific Director of Southern California Reproductive Center says the procedure, which is used to diagnose a variety of genetic conditions is safer and far more accurate than it used to be.

  • What does a man's age have to do with his fertility?

    What does a man's age do to his fertility? Fertility specialist Mark Surrey, M.D., Medical Director and co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center says that a man's age does have some affect.

  • What is luteal support?

    Fertility specialist Mark Surrey, M.D., Medical Director and co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center says luteal support is in the second phase of an IVF treatment when the embryo is being implanted.

  • Maturity of Retrieved Eggs

    Are all the eggs retrieved during a stimulated cycle ready for fertilization? Fertility Specialist, Hal Danzer, M.D., co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center says that most eggs are at full maturity at the time of retrieval.

  • Cleaning the Embryology Lab

    What is the process of cleaning the Lab at Southern California Reproductive Center. Jason Barritt, Ph.D., Embryology Laboratory Director says proper cleaning is essential in order to provide the best possible environment for the growth of embryos.

  • Male Age and Fertility

    Does age affect male fertility? Fertility specialist Mark Surrey, M.D., Co-founder and Medical Director of Southern California Reproductive Center says age can be a factor for men, but unlike women, the effects are far fewer.

  • Challenges Facing Fertility Specialists

    Fertility specialist Dr. Mark Surrey, co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center talks about the many challenges facing experts in the treatment of infertility. Dr. Surrey says these issues are both medical and social.

  • What is the future of fertility medicine?

    Fertility specialist Dr. Mark Surrey, co-founder of the Southern California Reproductive Center discuss the medical issues involved with fertility medicine. Dr. Surrey also talks about the social issues fertility medicine is faced with.

  • How does removing the fallopian tubes affect fertility?

    Fertility specialist Dr. Mark Surrey, co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center discusses what a patient can do after having her fallopian tubes removed. Dr. Surrey explains how a woman without fallopian tubes can still get pregnant.

  • After a tubal ligation, what are the fertility options?

    Fertility specialist Dr. Hal Danzer, co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center, describes the various types of tubal ligations. Dr. Danzer goes on to discuss the fertility treatment options for a patient wishing to become pregnant.

  • How long does it take to get pregnant after stopping the pill?

    Fertility Specialist Dr. Hal Danzer, co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center discusses how each woman's physiology affects the ability to conceive after stopping the birth control pill.

  • What causes sperm to not fertilize some eggs?

    Fertility specialist Dr. Mark Surrey co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center talks about the various reasons why some sperm may not be able to fertilize eggs. Dr. Surrey goes on to discuss the various treatments available for this issue.

  • Should a woman stop diet pills before trying to get pregnant?

    Fertility specialist Dr. Hal Danzer, co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center talks about the medications a woman is taking before trying to get pregnant. Dr. Danzer discusses specifically the use of diet pills and how they can affect a woman's odds of getting pregnant.

  • What is the value of the Embryoscope?

    Dr. Mark Surrey, co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center talks about the addition of an EmbryoScope at SCRC's ART lab. Dr. Surrey explains the benefits offered by this latest advance in IVF technology.

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  • How Placenta previa effects fertility

    Dr. Mark Surrey, Medical Director and Co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center explains the condition, placenta previa, and how it can lead to infertility.

  • What is the Embryoscope?

    Fertility specialist Dr. Hal Danzer, co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center discusses the latest in IVF technology. SCRC advances in reproductive science with the Embryoscope.

  • How does an irregular period affect fertility?

    Fertility specialist Dr. Mark Surrey co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center discusses the issue of an irregular period. Dr. Surrey goes on to explain how this medical phenomenon can affect a woman's fertility.

  • Sterilization and Surrogacy

    Can a woman who has had her tubes tied be a gestational surrogate for another woman? Fertility specialist Dr. Hal Danzer, co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center gives us the answer.

  • What is hypogonadism and how does it affect fertility?

    Fertility specialist Dr. Mark Surrey, co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center, talks about the affect of hypogonadism on male and female fertility

  • Lab Air Quality

    The Scientific Director of Southern California Reproductive Center talks about why it is important to have the highest quality of air in their lab.

  • How does pelvic inflammation affect fertility?

    How does pelvic inflammation affect fertility? Fertility expert Dr. Mark Surrey, Medical Director and co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center says this condition may result in the need for IVF.

  • Ovarian Hyperstimulation

    Co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center, Fertility specialist Dr. Hal Danzer, describes ovarian hyperstimulation and the effects it can have on a woman during IVF.

  • Pelvic Inflamatory Disease

    What long term effect does pelvic inflammatory disease have on fertility? Fertility specialist Dr. Mark Surrey, co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center explains how the disease can impact a woman's fertility long after symptoms are gone.

  • Birth control pills have any long term effects on fertility?

    Does taking birth control pills have any long term effects on fertility? Dr. Hal Danzer, Fertility Specialist and Co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center explains what happens to a woman's reproductive system right after she stops taking The Pill.

  • Advances in Women's Surgery

    Fertility specialist Dr. Mark Surrey, co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center talks about the major advances in gynecological surgery over the past 25 years. Dr. Surrey explains how changes to laparoscopic surgery have made conceiving possible for women when previously there was no chance of pregnancy.

  • Can an ovarian cyst contribute to infertility?

    Fertility specialist Dr. Mark Surrey co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center discusses whether an ovarian cyst can contribute to infertility.

  • What effect does Lupus have on fertility?

    Fertility specialists Dr. Mark Surrey, co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center explains the effect of Lupus and other similar conditions on a woman's fertility.

  • Geritol and infertility?

    Dr. Hal Danzer, co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center talks about what role taking Geritol may have in fertility.

  • What is 3rd Party Reproduction?

    Cheryl Hatkoff, Third Party Coordinator at Southern California Reproductive Center describes what is involved in the process.

  • EMBRYO HATCHING

    What is assisted embryo hatching. Dr. David Hill, scientific director of Southern California Reproductive Center, describes the procedure.

  • TUBAL LIGATION

    Is a tubal ligation reversible? Dr Mary Surrey, co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center, says that some of the procedures are reversible.

  • WiFi and sterility

    Will WiFi cause sterility. Fertility expert Dr. Hal Danzer explains

  • YouTube - Video News - What is an ACGH fertility test.

    What is an ACGH fertility test. Dr. David Hills, the Scientific Director of Southern California Reproductive Center explains the test.

  • YouTube - Video News - Who are candidates for genetic counseling.

    Who are candidates for genetic counseling. Dr. David Hill the Scientific Director of Southern California Reproductive Center says those at risk for heritable disorders are should seek out the counseling.

  • YouTube - Video News - Recovery time after surgery

    What is the usual recovery time after surgery to help with infertility problems. Dr. Mark Surrey, fertility expert and co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center answers the question when a women can get pregnant after surgery.

  • What are the benefits of genetic testing of embryos?

    Genetic testing of embryos can decrease miscarriage rates by decreasing the percentage of pregnancies that have adverse genetic consequences.

  • Importance of Communications

    Dr. Mark Surrey explains the importance of communication with patients and believes that the more a patient knows about a procedure, the more comfortable they will be.

  • What is a recurrent miscarriage?

    A recurrent miscarriage used to be defined as 3 miscarriages in a row, at any age. Now days, tests are performed after just 2 successive miscarriages.

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