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WATCH: Leading-edge technologies are helping people who struggle with fertility. And as @sophielui discovered for #GlobalNewReality, Canadian scientists are at the forefront of these new innovations in fertility. Read more: globalnews.ca/news/9156662/n…
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After deciding they were ready to go for it, the couple met with Dr. Sonya Kashyap, director of Genesis Fertility in Vancouver. globalnews.ca/news/9156662/n…
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To improve Fryer’s odds, Kashyap prescribed hormonal treatments to stimulate her ovaries. globalnews.ca/news/9156662/n…
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There were also real concerns about Quinlan’s ability to procreate because he had a vasectomy over 20 years ago. Kashyap says after seven years, a vasectomy reversal has a low success rate – hence why they needed to explore other options. globalnews.ca/news/9156662/n…
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To retrieve Quinlan’s sperm, they sought the help of Dr. Ryan Flannigan, assistant professor at the University of British Columbia, and founder of the Flannigan Fertility clinic in Vancouver. globalnews.ca/news/9156662/n…
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“When we do these biopsies during the MicroTESE procedure, we may be collecting tens of millions of cells and we’re asking them to find tens to hundreds of sperm in order to facilitate an IVF round,” Flannigan explained. globalnews.ca/news/9156662/n…
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And sometimes they may not find a single sperm in thousands of fields. In fact, Flannigan said the odds are only 50 per cent that they will find anything they can use. That’s why he’s developing a new way to increase the odds of success. globalnews.ca/news/9156662/n…
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