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Learn More About Fertility Preservation During National Infertility Awareness Week 2014

April 21, 2014
By IVF FLORIDA Fertility Staff

Knowledge and information are essential when dealing with fertility.  “It’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest technologies” states Dr. Marcelo Barrionuevo, a fertility specialist at IVF FLORIDA.  In honor  of National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), we at IVF FLORIDA, a leading south Florida fertility center, resolve to help you learn more about infertility and how we can help you start a family of your own.

Did you know that men have a biological clock too?  Age has only recently become a risk factor associated with men as well as women.  The “biological clock” has long been a cautionary tale for women, and it was thought that men had no similar concern, but scientists are learning that in fact, they do.  Studies show that older men have increased risks in fathering children with birth defects and developmental disorders.  Since many women and couples are choosing to delay having a family (past the age range of 35-40), it is important to be well informed and know your options and solutions. 

Often, women and couples do not know they have fertility problems until they try to become pregnant, but in some instances, it may be known ahead of time that their ability to reproduce is in jeopardy.  Whether you have been diagnosed with cancer or are just planning for later, the fertility specialists at IVF FLORIDA can help you explore treatment options.  One such solution is Fertility Preservation or Egg Freezing.  According to IVF FLORIDA fertility specialist, Dr. David Hoffman, egg freezing is “the new frontier in fertility treatment.”  The preservation process involves a relatively new technology called vitrification, a procedure where tissue is placed directly in liquid nitrogen and undergoes a flash freeze. 

If you’d like to learn more about when to seek fertility treatment, take a moment to watch the video below.  Let IVF FLORIDA open the door to the possibilities for you or someone you love.