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Stress may hinder fertility chances

July 23, 2014

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Family Forum Moderator Desiree It is well known that excessive, chronic stress can negatively affect the health of our bodies. Deciding to start a family is a very big decision and life change for many people. It is only natural to start feeling some anxiety and increased tension after several more…

So Many Options

May 28, 2014

Blog written by Laboratory Staff JM  These days, those who use donor sperm to conceive have more options than ever. The search tools for donor catalogs are extremely advanced, allowing a woman or couple to narrow down her ideal donor based on many characteristics: his physical attributes, his ancestry or education, whether or not he more…

4 Facts About HPV You Need to Know

April 23, 2014

The human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most widespread sexually transmitted virus and 80 per cent of the world’s population will contract it once. 1. There are more than 100 types of HPV HPV affects the skin and any moist membranes such as the lining of the mouth, throat, cervix and anus. Different types affect more…

Two Week Wait Anxiety

April 10, 2014

If you have just completed an insemination with donor sperm, you are probably anxiously waiting to test to see if you are pregnant! It may seem like the longest two weeks in your entire life. A great option during this time is to find support from other people who understand what you are going through. more…

The Top 5 Tips for Picking Your Ideal Donor

March 28, 2014

If you are thinking “Where do I start?,” this eBook will help answer your questions about the donor selection process. Determine which donor category is right for you Recognize the importance of knowing your CMV status Create a list of required characteristics/traits Get to know your donor Utilize all resources to finalize your donor selection more…

ASRM Video Understanding Fertility

March 24, 2014

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine has an introduction video about understanding fertility in various aspects. This is a great place to start for anyone who is considering using donor sperm or having trouble conceiving.

Donor Sperm for Couples experiencing Male Infertility

March 12, 2014

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Laboratory Director, Michelle Ottey, PhD. The CDC website lists data from a 2002 National Survey of Family Growth. They found that 7.5% of sexually experienced men under the age of 45 have visited a fertility doctor. These men visited a fertility doctor, presumably, due to an inability to conceive. Eighteen percent were more…

Improving the Odds When TTC

March 4, 2014

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank stff JM So you’re ready to try to conceive. Perhaps you’re in the right place in your career, in your relationship, in your life to start building a family, or maybe you’re ready for a new addition to the family you already have. Have you thought about improving your chances for more…

Infertility Insurance Coverage

February 26, 2014

An interesting article for those who are dealing with infertility issues was published in the Salt Lake Tribune today. The news story is following a proposed bill that would introduce infertility coverage to insurance plans in Utah. The article “Bill would allow insurance for infertility treatments“ discusses how it would be financially beneficial in covering more…

What Sort of Guy Donates Sperm?

February 20, 2014

Blog written by Laboratory Staff JM Sperm donors. We can generally say they’re attractive, educated, healthy men. Some are taller than others, differences in hair and eye colors abound, not to mention ancestry! I’m just scratching the surface here on all the physical characteristics. But I’d like to talk about what’s behind the handsome face. more…