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Letrozole vs Clomid for IUI

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In my online fertility program, I discuss my preference for letrozole over clomiphene citrate (clomid) as ovulation induction medication for women with irregular or absent ovulation who are trying to conceive – in addition to complementary therapies like acupuncture, black cohosh and dietary interventions....
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Green spaces and fertility rates

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Can access to residential green space affect fertility rates? A fascinating new study out of Boston University asked this question through their web-based research survey (PRESTO, or Pregnancy Study Online), which followed over 8,000 women for up to twelve months with online questionnaires every eight...
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Probiotics, BV and unexplained infertility

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Ensuring a healthy vaginal microbiome continues to gain importance in the treatment of infertility, and also in improving success rates of IVF treatments. In an earlier post I wrote about the 2019 Dutch study that explored benefits of supplementing with probiotics in preparation for...
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COVID-19 and male fertility

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As we continue to learn more about the disease process for Covid-19, we are understanding more about the breadth of inflammatory reactions the virus can cause in the human body, including impacts on male fertility. A 2021 cohort study has shown that covid infection...
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Pre-conception Detox: Is it worth it?

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“Detox” is a popular health buzzword these days, and for good reason. When it comes to pre-conception work, there is significant evidence to support its use in the months prior to planning to conceive. A 2005 Environmental Working Group study found an average of...
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