Infectious Disease Testing and How it Relates to Infertility


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infectious-disease-testing-and-how-it-relates-to-infertilityVery often, when conducting a diagnostic work-up of both male and female infertility, there may need to be various blood tests in order to verify the presence or absence of various infectious diseases.
The reason for these tests is that if a couple is found to have one of these infections, this very well might be a contributing factor to a couple's infertility. The infection might also affect the outcome of fertility treatments.
Another important reason for these tests that is underestimated, is that the fact that many of these infections can be passed along to the baby, potentially jeopardizing their health and the pregnancy.
Listen today as Dr. Alan Martinez discusses the reasons for infectious disease testing prior to fertility treatments and how they can affect the outcome of treatments.

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