Infertility

Legal Matters in Regard to Reproductive Care

PREG works with a variety of experts regarding family and reproductive endocrinology. We recently sat down with attorney James Fletcher Thompson of Thompson Dove Law Group in Spartanburg, South Carolina to discuss areas of legal counsel and the law surrounding fertility and reproductive medicine. Thompson Dove Law Group focuses on building families, offering services in the areas of adoption, custody,…

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The Evolution of Fertility Care & The Future

We sat down with PREG founder and medical director, kDr. John Nichols to talk about the evolution of reproductive endocrinology and fertility treatment. Dr. Nichols, please explain how infertility care and treatment have grown since its inception. Back in the day when infertility medicine had begun, there weren’t as many options as there are today. For example, if it was…

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Q & A with Dr. Payne On Secondary Infertility

The Doctor Is In!  Q & A with Dr. John Frederick Payne, MD Reproductive Endocrinologist & PREG Partner On Secondary Infertility  What is Secondary Infertility and how does it happen? Secondary Infertility is infertility after having had a prior pregnancy which could have ended in any number of ways from delivery of a child, to a miscarriage or even an ectopic pregnancy.…

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Dr. Fru & Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Diagnosis & Treatment

The Doctor Is In! Dr. Karenne Fru talks about recurrent pregnancy loss diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Karenne Fru, MD, PhDReproductive Endocrinologist Dr. Fru, for those who aren’t familiar please explain a diagnosis of recurrent pregnancy loss. As it is implied in the title this means someone who has suffered more than one loss. The number at which that would typically…

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Dr. Cookingham Discusses Unexplained Infertility

Lisa Marii Cookingham, M.D. Reproductive Endocrinologist Columbia PREG Facility What is unexplained infertility? Of all couples experiencing infertility, about 30% will be diagnosed with ‘unexplained infertility’ after a complete evaluation has demonstrated no significant abnormalities. What that means is that they have no obvious problems after reviewing their medical history, performing their physical exam, and undergoing laboratory testing and imaging,…

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Dr. Travis McCoy Discusses The Effects of Testosterone Supplements on Sperm

Dr. Travis McCoy, MD Reproductive Endocrinologist Director of Male Fertility Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Dr. McCoy, explain testosterone in men? The testicles make two things, testosterone, and sperm. And the production of these is regulated by the brain signals that go to the testicles and then the testosterone signals go back to the brain. So it regulates much like cruise control…

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Women & Couples of Color in Regard to Infertility

The Doctor Is In! Dr. Karenne Fru, MD, PhD Reproductive Endocrinologist Answers questions about women and couples of color in regard to infertility Dr. Fru what is Fertility for Colored Girls (FFCG) Fertility For Colored Girls is a national support group that was established by Rev. Dr. Stacey Edwards Dunn to provide a way for women of color to meet…

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