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Identifying Inheritable Genetic Diseases through PGD

Posted by on September 18, 2015

June 2008 – OC LIFE MAGAZINE By Dr. Minoos Hosseinzadeh Identifying Inheritable Genetic Diseases through PGD In the “Infertility Treatment Options: Part II: High Tech” article, in vitro fertilization (IVF) as a form of treatment for infertility patients was explored in detail. One of the many advantages of this procedure is that it enables reproductive endocrinologists and other fertility specialists to look at the chromosomal make-up of an embryo or fertilized egg. The use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) in these patients can

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Infertility Treatment Options, Part II: High Tech

Posted by on September 17, 2015

May 2008 – OC LIFE MAGAZINE By Dr. Minoos Hosseinzadeh Infertility Treatment Options: Part II: High Tech On December 28, 1981, the first in vitro fertilization (IVF) baby was born. IVF is a method of assisted reproduction where a woman’s eggs and a man’s sperm are combined in a dish in the laboratory. The goal is for the eggs to be fertilized, in which case the fertilized eggs or embryos are then transferred to the woman’s uterus. There are several chronological steps involved

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Treatment Options, Part 1: Low Tech Infertility

Posted by on September 16, 2015

April 2008 – OC LIFE MAGAZINE By Dr. Minoos Hosseinzadeh Infertility Treatment Options: Part I: Low Tech For men and women experiencing infertility, there is hope that the condition can be treated in a number of different ways, depending on the results of specific tests. These tests, previously detailed in “Infertility 101: What Does It Take to Get Pregnant?” are part of a basic infertility work up. Once testing is complete, and the cause of infertility is determined, various treatment options will be presented

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Fertility and the Aging Woman

Posted by on September 15, 2015

March 2010 – OC LIFE MAGAZINE By Dr. Minoos Hosseinzadeh Fertility and the Aging Woman: “The ‘Hollywood Phenomenon’” It is a fact that women are born with all of the eggs they will ever have and this number decreases with age, along with fertility potential. The impact of this, however, is usually underestimated. Peak fertility potential is reached when a woman reaches her late 20’s. it decreases by approximately three to five percent each year past age 30, becomes more of an issue

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Infertility 101

Posted by on September 14, 2015

February 2010 – OC LIFE MAGAZINE By Dr. Minoos Hosseinzadeh Infertility 101: What Does It Take to Get Pregnant? Infertility is a very common problem, causing one in seven couples to experience difficulty conceiving. The condition is defined as the inability to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse in women under the age of 35, and the inability to conceive after six months in women over the age of 35. In the United States, approximately one-third of infertility cases can be attributed to

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