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Social Stigma Surrounding Fertility

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Social Stigma Surrounding Fertility

How many of your friends, sisters, and coworkers, are openly discussing their LH, FSH and AMH over brunch? How often are the terms “stimulation start” or “trigger shot” used in your vocabulary outside of your home or the walls of your physician’s office? Unfortunately, though it is talked about more frequently in 2021, the shame, taboo and stigma of the infertility world perpetuates today.

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Difference Between Genetic Carrier Screening and PGT testing

Fertility Treatments

Difference Between Genetic Carrier Screening and PGT testing

Let’s start by discussing what genetic carrier screening entails. A genetic carrier screening is a test that is done during the diagnostic phase of treatment (initial testing) to check if you are a carrier for specific genes/disorders. IHR uses Invitae’s Comprehensive Carrier Screen which currently is able to test for 289 genes. ‍

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"After a couple of heartbreaking miscarriages, I approached IHR..."

Testimonial

"After a couple of heartbreaking miscarriages, I approached IHR..."

“…and couldn't have found a better doctor than Dr. Cohen. His tremendous experience in the field, and his pleasant, kind and funny bedside manners made the entire process of IVF bearable. I always felt like, and truly was, in the best hands. He's a total pro at all procedures and is very patient in explaining what needs to be done and why.”

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UPDATE: Where can I get a COVID-19 PCR test in Chicago?

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UPDATE: Where can I get a COVID-19 PCR test in Chicago?

A list of recommended places offering PCR COVID-19 testing in Chicago.

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"I immediately felt like he was addressing ME and MY needs, as opposed to having a protocol that may have worked for the massess"

Testimonial

"I immediately felt like he was addressing ME and MY needs, as opposed to having a protocol that may have worked for the massess"

“After spending 4 years (4 IVF cycles and multiple IUIs/timed intercourse cycles) at a much larger, Chicago fertility center, I sought out IHR/Dr. Tur Kaspa as a second opinion. All of the glowing reviews about IHR and Dr. Tur Kaspa are spot on. Their facility and staff are kind, organized and responsive... I just welcomed my first baby thanks to Dr. Tur Kaspa and his team, and have and will continue to recommend IHR to anyone who asks.”

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"I'm writing this review as my infant daughter naps nearby, which would not have been possible without Dr. Tur-Kaspa and the team at IHR."

Testimonial

"I'm writing this review as my infant daughter naps nearby, which would not have been possible without Dr. Tur-Kaspa and the team at IHR."

“I thoroughly researched reproductive experts and IVF options in Chicago and chose IHR based on a few factors - I had confidence in both of their two physicians and liked the smaller, boutique size; both doctors had high success rates and ratings compared to the averages/peers… Dr. Tur-Kaspa seemed to have many patients who came to him after not having success elsewhere... I figured if this is the person people go to when they're having particular difficulty… why not start there?”

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Dr. Cohen on CNN: Sperm count not harmed by Covid-19 vaccine

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Dr. Cohen on CNN: Sperm count not harmed by Covid-19 vaccine

A new study published Thursday in JAMA shows sperm count and quality did not drop in healthy young men after receiving a first or second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. CNN talks to Dr. Cohen, among other doctors and scientists about the findings.

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"After more than two years of trying without success, we pursued fertility treatment with Dr. Cohen"

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"After more than two years of trying without success, we pursued fertility treatment with Dr. Cohen"

“Dr. Cohen is kind, knowledgeable and has great bedside manners. Everyone I've interacted with at IHR, from the front desk staff, nurses, ultrasound techs and the ladies who drew my blood, have always treated me with kindness and respect… This journey was painful and long but thanks to IHR we were able to conceive and had our beautiful son!”

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"It can be overwhelming but I never felt any discomfort from any procedure I had done there and I knew each was getting us closer to our goal of becoming parents. "

Testimonial

"It can be overwhelming but I never felt any discomfort from any procedure I had done there and I knew each was getting us closer to our goal of becoming parents. "

I had a really positive experience with IHR. Dr. Tur Kaspa and Dr. Cohen both are very knowledgeable and really care for their patients.

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"From the very beginning, we felt strongly supported and received the very best personalized care. "

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"From the very beginning, we felt strongly supported and received the very best personalized care. "

After each visit with Dr. Tur-Kaspa, I would feel hopeful and relieved that there was progress in our journey. He has a wonderful sense of humor and I (a generally anxious person) was comforted by his knowledge and encouragement. We were successful after one IVF cycle with IHR and after the first transfer.

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Dr. Tur-Kaspa moderates international webinar on COVID-19 and Fertility

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Dr. Tur-Kaspa moderates international webinar on COVID-19 and Fertility

Dr. Tur-Kaspa co-moderated and lectured at an international online symposium on COVID-19 and fertility organized by The International IVF Initiative, a non-profit global educational project for the Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) community.

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COVID-19 and Fertility: IHR Doctors Publish an important Systematic Review

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COVID-19 and Fertility: IHR Doctors Publish an important Systematic Review

Does COVID-19 affect fertility? Is COVID-19 a sexually transmitted disease? IHR doctors, Drs Tur-Kaspa and Cohen, and their interns have published a timely and important review synthesizing global data on these topics in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal Fertility & Sterility Reviews. Their conclusion: “COVID-19 may affect male fertility but is not sexually transmitted”.

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"Can't recommend Jennifer enough - she's not just my acupuncturist anymore, she's my happy sanctuary and my fertility friend who's been with me every step of the way."

Fertility Treatments

Testimonial

"Can't recommend Jennifer enough - she's not just my acupuncturist anymore, she's my happy sanctuary and my fertility friend who's been with me every step of the way."

I started fertility acupuncture with Jennifer about a week and a half before my frozen embryo transfer and she was with me on transfer day for pre- and post- transfer acupuncture support. Having her there was brilliant - during Covid partners weren't allowed to accompany patients, so having her friendly face in the room with me before and after the transfer was so comforting, keeping me calm and laughing.

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