SCRC Bustle / Southern California Reproductive Center 11 Signs You Might Have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, According To Experts February 9, 2017

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a hormonal disorder that affects about 10 percent of women, but many are unfamiliar with what exactly the disorder is. If you’ve noticed some abnormal changes in your body that have to do with your period, hair growth, and more, you may be exhibiting signs that you have PCOS. Many women with the condition don’t even realize they have it, but getting diagnosed can help those unwanted side effects in check and allow you to take the proper steps to preserve your health down the line. (more…)

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SCRC Unite Virginia / Southern California Reproductive Center Transgender People Can Have Their Own Biological Babies February 9, 2017

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Gay couples having babies has become the norm… but what about a transgender man who has been given the opportunity to use his own eggs to have a biological baby. Science has now allowed transgender people to be biological parents to their own children. Dr. Shahin Ghadir at the Southern California Reproductive Center is at the forefront of helping transgender people have their own biological babies by freezing their eggs before they medically transition. This allows a genetic connection with their children, which is very important to many people. (more…)

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Southern California Reproductive Center Redbook / Southern California Reproductive Center How to Predict When You’re Ovulating February 3, 2017

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Have sex, they said. You’ll get pregnant, they said. They were wrong — sort of. Even though you can get knocked up after having unprotected sex just once (thanks for the heads up, sex ed!), timing often plays a huge part in conceiving a baby. After all, your chances of getting pregnant can largely depend on if you’re ovulating. A quick crash course on what ovulation is: It’s when an egg is released from your ovary into your fallopian tubes (it usually happens roughly around the middle of your cycle). There, it can connect with sperm — a meet-up that may result in, boom, a baby! You’re most fertile on the day you’re ovulating, and the 5 days leading up to it. (more…)

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Southern California Reproductive Center SELF / Southern California Reproductive Center Beyoncé Being Pregnant With Twins Actually Makes A Lot Of Sense February 2, 2017

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Fans collectively freaked out Wednesday afternoon after Beyoncé Knowles announced on social media that she’s pregnant with twins. Knowles made the announcement in an artsy Instagram post that showed her posing in lingerie while cradling her belly. “We would like to share our love and happiness,” she captioned the photo, which has become the most-liked Instagram post ever. “We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters.” There’s no official word on when the twins are due, but once they arrive, they’ll join big sister Blue Ivy. (more…)

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SCRC Yahoo Beauty / Southern California Reproductive Center It Doesn’t Matter How a Woman Conceives: Chrissy Teigen Can Teach Us All About IVF January 31, 2017

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Chrissy Teigen has been open and vocal about her struggle with fertility and her subsequent choice to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) to have children. And now, she’s tackling critics head-on who suggest that she took the easy way out. (more…)

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Southern California Reproductive Center Prevention / Southern California Reproductive Center 8 Reasons Your Period Is Lighter Than Usual January 25, 2017
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When most of us complain about our periods, we kvetch about those heavy flow days and the bloating, cramping, and exhaustion that can go along with them. So if your period suddenly becomes very light the whole time, it might seem like a good thing. While less bleeding may very well make you more comfortable, it could be a sign something’s gone awry. (more…)

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Southern California Reproductive Center Bustle / Southern California Reproductive Center 11 Surprising Things Your OB/GYN Wants You To Know January 11, 2017

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Sex education and women’s health magazines cover some important topics, but there are still so many things women don’t know about their vaginal and sexual health. No one knows better about these facts than your gynecologist, and there are a number of surprising things your OB/GYN wants you to know. You may be afraid to ask, or maybe you’ve just never thought about it before, but there are lots of topics regarding self-care and sex that many women don’t know that much about. (more…)

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Southern California Reproductive Center MIT Technology Review / Southern California Reproductive Center Rejuvenating the Chance of Motherhood? December 9, 2016

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An audacious startup thinks it can give 40-ish women a better shot at having children. Should desperate would-be parents believe it? (more…)

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Southern California Reproductive Center Glamour Health / Southern California Reproductive Center 6 Signs Your PMS Is Something More Serious December 7, 2016

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While at least one symptom of PMS affects 85 percent of women, severe discomfort or moodiness before your period could actually be a sign of something more serious. Some women spend years not realizing they suffer from endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), or another major health problem because they’ve confused it with run-of-the-mill PMS. (more…)

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Southern California Reproductive Center Prevention / Southern California Reproductive Center 12 Things That Could Be Messing With Your Guy’s Sperm December 7, 2016

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If your quest to get pregnant isn’t going so well, don’t automatically assume that you’re the culprit. Though women usually get most of the blame for fertility problems, a third of cases are caused by issues related to the man (one third is due to the woman, and the remaining cases are caused by a combination of problems in both partners, or for unknown reasons). For men, many fertility troubles are due to problems with their sperm, and the 12 factors below may all negatively impact those swimmers. (more…)

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Southern California Reproductive Center LinkedIn / Southern California Reproductive Center STDs at an all-time high: 7 effective ways to prevent STDs November 4, 2016

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In October a new CDC report found that sexually transmitted diseases have reached an all-time high in the United States. Moreover the CDC earlier conceded that STDs can cause permanent damage leading to infertility. (more…)

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