7 Surprises About Sperm Banking

Forget what you think you know about sperm banking. The whole process is more advanced and more private than ever before. If you’re at risk for infertility, heading overseas for a military deployment or simply wanting to plan ahead, you can preserve your ability to have a family in the future. These seven facts about … Read More

Did Your Gynecologist Say ‘SIS?’

Maybe you’ve had an ultrasound and something came up abnormal. Or experienced some irregular, heavy, or postmenopausal bleeding. Or you could be struggling with infertility. To better diagnose the problem, your doctor orders an SIS, or saline-infusion sonography. This is a special ultrasound for imaging the uterus. But what is it, exactly, and what does … Read More

Chat With a Doctor: Fertility Financial Questions Answered

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about infertility and financial issues related to its treatment? Julie Tan, MD, Ob/Gyn Women’s Health Institute, and Margie Clapp, financial advisor at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at noon (ET). Fertility Financial … Read More

Women in Their 30s: Key Tests and Screenings (Video)

For your 30s, Holly L. Thacker, MD discusses the addition of another test to your Pap smear screenings: the HPV test. Depending on your HPV status, we can extend the time for your Paps to every five years rather than every three. But you’ll still need to see a women’s health physician every year, even … Read More

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Daily Digest: Prescription Drug Risks, Fertility and More

From U.S. News & World Report: Do Prescription Drugs Affect How Long We Live? Experts weigh in on the benefits and potential risks of prescribed medications and their affect over time. David Longworth, MD, a physician and chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Medicine Institute, comments about the importance of wellness and prevention. Read more of this article … Read More