Understanding Infertility

This can be a scary, stressful time for patients, particularly because there are so many unanswered questions. One thing you can do to help your decision process and reduce your anxiety is to become more informed and have a better understanding of infertility.

Understanding Infertility

There are a number of factors that can affect one's ability to reproduce, such as a woman's age, the consumption of alcohol and even a low body mass index.

Age & Infertility

Age & Infertility

The ideal age for conception is between 25 and 35 years of age. There are now many new fertility treatment options available for older women.

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Body Fat, Exercise & Fertility

Body Fat, Exercise & Fertility

Women with a low body mass index (typically, less than 85% of their normal "BMI") have a more difficult with conception and starting a family.

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Conceiving

Conceiving

SCRC offers a wide variety of fertility treatments and IVF is not the only option. Don't delay a visit to a fertility specialist if you have difficulty conceiving.

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Emotional Rollercoaster

Emotional Rollercoaster

More than 7 million couple encounter a fertility issue and can place a good deal of stress on relationships with each other.

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Fertility and Alcohol

Fertility and Alcohol

Heavy consumption has been associated with increased rates of menstrual abnormality, miscarriage, and harmful effects on the fetus.

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Is Surrogacy for You?

Is Surrogacy for You?

Surrogacy involves a third-party carrying the pregnancy for intended parents when their bodies are incapable of doing so.

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Introduction to Understanding Fertility

It is SCRC's goal to provide you with a place where you can find out more about your diagnosis, understand the difference between IVF and other infertility treatment options, and download issues of our newsletter.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q Types of InfertilityA

    Are there different types of infertility? Yes, says Mark Surrey, M.D., Medical Director and co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center. Dr. Surrey explains some women have a type of infertility that prevents them from ever conceiving on their own, while others suffer from a secondary form of the condition.

  • Q What's New In Fertility Treatment?A

    What new developments are available to help patients struggling with infertility? Mark Surrey, M.D., Medical Director and co-founder of Southern California Reproductive Center describes the EmbryoScope, the newest technology to help patients at SCRC.

  • Q When Does Fertility Become an Issue?A

    Infertility becomes an issue in a woman's mid-thirties because the egg supply a woman is born with diminishes throughout her life.

  • Q What SCRC Does for Couples?A

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