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How Does Gender Selection Work?

Throughout most of human history, expectant individuals and couples had to wait until a baby was born to know whether they were having a boy or a girl. As medical care became more technologically advanced, prospective parents were able to learn of their child’s sex during an ultrasound or specific early testing. Today, technology has taken the science of sex another step further with gender selection.

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Spinal Cord Injuries and Male Infertility

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), there are approximately 17,810 new cases of spinal cord injury in the United States every year, with 78% of these cases happening to men.

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How Is Male Factor Infertility Treated?

Although infertility is frequently considered to be primarily a female issue, it’s estimated that up to 30% of cases are related to male infertility complications. These complications include issues such as:

●  Sperm disorders

●  Retrograde ejaculation

●  Obstructions in the reproductive system

●  Hormonal imbalances

●  Varicoceles, which are swollen veins in the scrotum

●  Genetic defects

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Everything You Need to Know About the Sperm Freezing Process

Sperm freezing, or sperm banking, is becoming an increasingly popular option for men looking to preserve their fertility or expand their future reproductive options. Whether you are experiencing a health issue, making a lifestyle choice that can impact future fertility, want to delay family building to a later point in life, or simply want to play a more active role in the family planning process, freezing can help you take control of your fertility health.

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Are There Symptoms of Male Infertility?

When discussing infertility, most conversations are focused on female factors. For example, it’s a fairly well-known fact that women’s ovarian reserves and egg quality diminish as they get older. What many people may not realize is that infertility is just as common in men as it is in women.

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Four Facts about Using Donated Sperm That You Probably Didn’t Know

The process of using donated sperm is somewhat shrouded in mystery. For example, some people incorrectly believe that any man can simply submit a sample at random in exchange for a quick buck. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality, sperm donation is an extensive, precise process in which great care is taken to ensure that only high-quality sperm are obtained for implantation.

If you’re considering using a sperm donor to help build or grow your family, here are some things you may not realize:

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How We Can Improve How We Talk About Sperm Donation

Although third-party reproduction has become increasingly common in recent years, there’s still a lot of confusion—and sometimes even stigma—surrounding sperm donation.

Many couples and individuals seeking to work with a sperm donor to grow their families, as well as the men interested in helping them do so, remain unsure of how to talk about the process with others, or if they even should.

Below, we outline three simple tips to keep in mind to help improve the way we talk about sperm donation.

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Five Important Questions about Fertility Preservation

Fertility preservation refers to a set of treatment options that allow patients to have a child at a later point in time. These treatments generally involve the conservation of reproductive tissue, eggs, and sperm. There are many reasons why patients seek out fertility preservation treatments, including:

●  Being diagnosed with cancer. Many can cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation can compromise fertility for both males and females.

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Visit the New Website for the Fertility Center of California in Tustin

The Fertility Center of California (FCC) has launched a new website dedicated to serving patients who visit our office in Tustin, California. We hope you’ll check out the new FCC Tustin website to learn about our services for growing LGBTQ families, insemination, our cryobank, male/female infertility, the donor sperm program, and more.

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Five Questions Men Have About Freezing Their Sperm

As egg freezing continues to rise in popularity among women, sperm freezing awareness and education seem to somewhat wane. In discussions about fertility, there remains a continued focus on the female partner, and this is understandable as age and fertility for women are closely related. However, age and fertility for men also have a correlation, but one that is simply less well-known.

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