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Does the Birth Control Pill Affect Fertility?

Jun 12th, 2023 | Patient Education
Birth control pill and fertility

As ovulation issues can affect female fertility, it is a common misconception that short-term and long-term usage of the birth control pill can be to blame. Birth control and infertility can share both direct and indirect links but not for the reasons you may think.How the Pill WorksThe birth control pill is used to prevent […]

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How Thyroid Disorders Affect Fertility

May 11th, 2023 | Patient Education
thyroid disorders and effects on fertility

Both male and female fertility depends on several major hormones, including the thyroid hormones. It is these particular hormones that are produced to assist in the development and function of various systems, including the reproductive system. Resembling the shape of a butterfly, the thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck. As a […]

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Hyperspermia – Symptoms, Causes & Fertility

May 11th, 2023 | Patient Education
symptoms, causes of hyperspermia

During male ejaculation, semen is released which typically contains sperm and fluid from the prostate gland. Hyperspermia is a condition in which a man produces a larger than normal volume of semen. This excessive amount can range in the volume of more than 5 ml per ejaculation. Although hyperspermia is rare and not as common […]

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Tips For Getting Pregnant With PCOS

Feb 10th, 2023 | Patient Education
tips for getting pregnant with pcos

Polycystic ovary syndrome, also known as PCOS, is a hormone condition that can have an adverse effect on ovulation. Due to an excessive production of androgen (male hormone), PCOS can cause women to have an irregular ovulation schedule. Controlling ovulation is important for successful conception.Women diagnosed with PCOS may experience mild to severe symptoms, while […]

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Semen Analysis FAQs

Jan 23rd, 2023 | Patient Education
semen analysis at fertility clinic

Semen analysis is another step towards addressing infertility concerns for many couples. Male infertility can count for nearly one half of infertile couples.As a semen analysis is a significant portion of fertility testing, the process can involve high emotions. Your fertility specialist can answer all of your questions, including the physical, emotional, and mental factors […]

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How to Identify if You Have a Fertility Problem

Oct 12th, 2021 | Patient Education
Couple fertility assessment

Most couples yearn to hear the words “congratulations, you’re pregnant”! Unfortunately, for many couples, these words may take a little longer to hear. Fertility problems are common, but it still is a taboo subject for those affected. In fact, 1 in 6 Canadian couples face fertility issues. The good news is many of these couples […]

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