Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is important that you talk with your doctor about your personal risks and benefits associated with in vitro fertilization (IVF). By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can have an active role in your care.
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Frequently asked questions about infertility. American Society for Reproductive Medicine website. Available at:
http://www.reproductivefacts.org/awards/index.aspx?id=3012. Accessed January 30, 2017.
In vitro fertilization: IVF. American Pregnancy Association website. Available at:
http://americanpregnancy.org/infertility/in-vitro-fertilization. Updated September 2, 2016. Accessed January 30, 2017.
IVF/ART. National Infertility Association website. Available at:
http://www.resolve.org/family-building-options/ivf-art. Accessed January 30, 2017.
Last reviewed January 2017 by Andrea Chisholm, MD
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