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Question 52. Are there age or other restrictions on who should do IVF?

You know, Dear Reader, when I started in practice over 15 years ago I used to get the "you're too young to be my doctor." Now, not so much. Growing older is a fact of life. I personally find it very disturbing that the medical students that I teach at GWU were born in the 80s or even in the 90s (some Doogie Howser types). Unfortunately, the aging process is difficult to fight against. Some patients are now considering freezing eggs for future use, but this process has limitations and usually the patients seeking to freeze eggs probably should have done it 10 years ago but at that time they didn't think that they would need to freeze eggs for future use....

Fertility treatment success rates are age dependent and stimulated cycle IVF pregnancies in patients over 43 years old are very uncommon and usually limited to those patients who are still excellent responders to stimulation in spite of being on the other side of 40... FSH/IUI can be considered in patients with pate…

Kindle Edition Arrives!

I really love June. It is my favorite month. The days are getting longer and school is out and the entire summer seems so full of promise. I would prefer to have a year with 3 Junes and no February or March and maybe a shorter November..... My love of the month of June and of early summer is my only excuse, dear readers, for the delay in posting to my blog. I have also been hard at work on a book chapter and some scientific papers but the honest truth is that I have been goofing off in the evenings....catching fireflies, throwing rocks at bats and trying not to be eaten by mosquitoes.

However, there have been some interesting developments with our 2nd Edition of 100 Questions and Answers about Infertility. No, there is no movie version or video game in the works. But there is now a Kindle ebook version available for purchase at Amazon.com! So as your friends and family get ready to head off to the beach tell them to download the Kindle ebook version of your favorite author's guide …