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About your procedure: Sperm retrieval  
Abstract: This handout explains different sperm retrieval procedures, including TESA, TESE, microTESE, PESA, and MESA. These procedures may be done as a part of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), where a single sperm is injected into each egg. The handout also includes instructions to follow before and after the procedure.
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 8/2013
About your surgery: Vasectomy reversal  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare and what to expect after having surgery to reverse a vasectomy. This surgery is done to help couples reach their long-term family planning goals.
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 8/2016
After your egg retrieval without embryo transfer: Self-care at home  
Abstract: This handout explains self-care and what to expect after egg retrieval procedure. It includes information about activities, medicines, and when to call for help.
Author: University Reproductive Care
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 7/2016
After your egg retrieval: Self-care at home  
Abstract: This handout explains self-care and what to expect after an egg retrieval procedure during in vitro fertilization (IVF). It includes information about activities, medicines, and when to call the doctor.
Author: University Reproductive Care
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 7/2016
Assisted hatching: What it is and how it may help  
Abstract: This handout explains assisted hatching, a technique that can help embryos implant during in vitro fertilization (IVF). Patients who may benefit from assisted hatching are older than 38 years of age, have eggs with a thicker than normal shell, have had previous IVF cycles that did not result in pregnancy, and are undergoing a frozen embryo thaw cycle.
Author: University Reproductive Care
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 11/2011
Diaphragm and jelly method of birth control  
Abstract: This handout explains the diaphragm and jelly method of birth control in 10 steps.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 8/2011
Donor egg banks and checklist  
Abstract: This handout is for women who plan to become pregnant using frozen eggs. It lists where to buy the eggs and the tasks that must be done before undergoing a treatment cycle.
Author: University Reproductive Care
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 4/2016
Embryo transfer: Instructions to follow  
Abstract: This handout gives steps to follow on the day of an embryo transfer and in the weeks afterward. An embryo transfer is the last step of the in vitro fertilization process.
Author: University Reproductive Care
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 7/2016
Family planning: For congenital heart disease patients  
Abstract: This handout is section 5 of the "Congenital Heart Conditions" notebook. It briefly explains factors to consider for women with congenital heart disease who may want to have children.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 8/2012
Fertility preservation for women with cancer: Before your cancer treatment  
Abstract: This handout is for women of childbearing age who have cancer. It explains what you can do before you have cancer treatment to protect your ability to have children.
Author: University Reproductive Care
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 1/1900
IVF egg retrieval: What to expect on the day of your egg retrieval  
Abstract: This handout gives information on what to expect on the day of an egg retrieval, as part of in vitro fertilization (IVF). It includes specific instructions to follow on the day before and day of the procedure, and what wil happen right after the retrieval.
Author: University Reproductive Care
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 12/2016
Medicines that affect male fertility: What you need to know if you want to have children  
Abstract: This handout lists medicines and drugs that affect a man's ability to have children.
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 1/2014
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: Symptoms and treatments  
Abstract: This handout explains ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, a condition that can occur when some fertility medicines are used. Included are causes, symptoms, prevention, and when to call the clinic.
Author: University Reproductive Care
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 11/2011
Preimplantation genetic testing: Testing embryos before they are placed in the uterus  
Abstract: This handout explains preimplantation genetic testing, a test for abnormal chromosomes in an embryo. It includes how the tests are done and what to expect.
Author: University Reproductive Care
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 12/2016
Preserving sperm before your cancer treatment: What you need to know  
Abstract: This handout explains the process of preserving sperm (cryopreservation) before having treatment for cancer. This information is specific to the Male Fertility Lab and the Men's Health Center at University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle.
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 5/2014
Wait 1 year: After having a spontaneous preterm birth  
Abstract: This handout is for new parents of preterm infants. It gives information that may help reduce the risk of having another preterm birth and emphasizes the importance of waiting at least 1 year before having another pregnancy. Included are sections on birth control, folic acid supplements, dental health, coping with stress, smoking, follow-up care visits, and planning care for a future pregnancy. This handout is included in the packets "Preventing Another Preterm Birth" and "Coping with Grief," part of the Wait One Year Program.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 8/2012
Your family planning  
Abstract: This handout talks about family planning, and common birth control methods. The use, side effects, and advantages of many forms of contraception are listed. This document is a chapter in two birth books: "Pregnancy and Giving Birth" and "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 9/2016

 
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