Apr 30, 2018

Interview Transcript

Announcer: "The Health Minute" produced by University of Utah Health.

Interviewer: Trouble having kids? Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones is a reproductive expert. And where should somebody start if they're having trouble conceiving and they really want kids?

Dr. Jones: Okay. So you've tried a year and you're not successful. For the first diagnostic steps, evaluating the eggs and sperm and the tubes. Your family doc or your nurse practitioner or your regular OB/GYN can get you started. If you've been with them a year and you aren't pregnant or if you're over 35, you may want to see a fertility specialist, called a reproductive endocrinologist. These are people who are especially trained and subspecialty certified in male and female infertility. Sometimes men need to be referred to a urologist who specializes in male infertility. Ideally, you'll get a team of reproductive endocrinologists and neurologists who can work in an IVF center, who can help you with the complete range of options.

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