When women under 35 should see a fertility specialist

Dr. David Tourgeman, Infertility Specialist, explains when women under 35 should go to a fertility specialist.
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When women under 35 should see a fertility specialist

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Someone that is less than 35 and presumably in their prime of reproductive capacity may want to see a fertility doctor if they have been attempting to conceive and have not done so within a year. Some of the reasons that may become evident as their evluation is underaken is that, for example, she may have fallopian tubes that are damaged. A prior pelvic infection in college may have very well closed off the fallopian tubes and are now not allowing her to conceive naturally. She may also not be ovulating normally or releasing an egg monthly. And in order to detect that, some tests can simply be done to evaluate whether ovulation is occurring and occurring regularly so as to target ideal timing for fertility.

Dr. David Tourgeman, Infertility Specialist, explains when women under 35 should go to a fertility specialist.

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David Tourgeman, MD

Infertility Specialist

Education
 - Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara.
 Medical School: University of Southern California.
 Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology 
University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Women’s & Children’s Hospital. 
Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Women’s & Children’s Hospital.

Board Certification 
- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
 Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Academic Appointments
 - Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
 University of Southern California School of Medicine.

Hospital Affiliations 
- Huntington Memorial Hospital 
St. John’s Health Center.

Awards
 - Wyeth-Ayest Award of the Pacific coast Reproductive Society, April 1999. 
Serono In-Training Award for the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 2000
. Ortho- Mcneil Poster Award Obstetrical and Gynecological Assembly of Southern California, February 2011.
 Serono In-Training Award for the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 2001. 
Fellow Award, co-author Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 2001.

Professional Organizations - 
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
 American Society for Reproductive Medicine. 
Pacific Coast Reproductive Society
 Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Areas of Research and Publication
 - Assisted reproductive technologies and oocyte donation in women of advanced
 reproductive age. 
Advanced reproductive fertility surgery. 
Alternatives for enhancing embryo implantation
. Evaluation of ovulation induction agents. 
Vaginal hormone administration.

Languages Spoken
 - English, 
French, &
 Spanish.

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