Fertility treatments are a wonderful way for individuals and couples to grow a family, and our team at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility is dedicated to helping gay, lesbian, and transgender people and couples realize their dream of becoming parents. We are honored to guide you through the fertility process, and want you…

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Starting a family can be a stressful process; there are many things that can affect a couple’s fertility—some which you may not have considered. For whatever reason, it’s often believed that infertility is a women’s issue, so male-factor infertility is commonly overlooked. But the fact is, males are found to be solely responsible for 20-30%…

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In vitro fertilization (IVF) is possibly the most effective and most common infertility treatment we perform at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. But unless you’ve gone through the procedure before or know someone who has, you probably don’t understand all the steps involved. The first thing you should know is that IVF is…

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Going to see an infertility specialist for the first time can be daunting, overwhelming, exciting, and full of hope. When people visit Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility for the first time, we know that there are a lot of emotions and questions running through their minds. During your initial consultation, Dr. Gelety spends…

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More and more people are turning to alternative treatments—like marijuana and CBD—to alleviate pain, stress, anxiety, insomnia, and inflammation, but many of those people don’t consider the effects they may have on their fertility. In Arizona, the marijuana is limited to medicinal uses only, but, since some of our patients come to see us from…

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Infertility affects 1 in 8 couples—or 12 percent of married women—according to RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. It doesn’t discriminate based on race, gender, religion, sexuality, education, or economic status. Yet, while it’s more common than most people would guess, it can still be a very misunderstood and isolating experience. That’s why movements like the…

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If you’re considering infertility treatments or taking steps to freeze your eggs, then you’ve probably heard that procedures can be costly—and that is true for most clinics. However, there are several ways to mitigate costs so that you can grow your family without breaking the bank, and one of those is insurance. Figuring out if…

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There are plenty of stories of women and couples having a baby in their late 30s or early 40s, but it’s a biological fact that fertility declines as both women and men age. There are plenty of reasons to put off having children—career, finances, travel, and simply not feeling ready just yet—but having a baby…

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The entire infertility-treatment process can be overwhelming if you don’t know what to expect. That’s why at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, we spend a considerable amount of time explaining the choices available to you, including the use of a sperm donor and sperm bank, if necessary. While selecting and purchasing donor sperm…

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