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    Expert Alert – Fertility and Conception


ROCHESTER, Minn. -- With Mother’s Day being May 10 and May being Women’s Health Month, Mayo Clinic offers expert guidance on fertility and conception.

Mayo Clinic expert Jani Jensen, M.D. is available to talk about the latest research and provide expert guidance for reporters writing articles on women’s health and fertility and conception.

Dr. Jensen is a Mayo specialist in the division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and co-director of the In Vitro Fertilization Program at Mayo Clinic.

She is co-author of the recently released Mayo Clinic Guide to Fertility and Conception. The comprehensive book provides answers and explanations for nearly every aspect of achieving a successful pregnancy. It covers lifestyle and nutrition, the intricacies of natural conception, common fertility problems, the latest medical treatments to help (including intrauterine insemination, in-vitro fertilization and donors), and information on special situations (fertility preservation, choosing single parenthood, same-sex couples and more).

Dr. Jani Jensen

Some common questions addressed in the book:

  • How long after you stop using regular birth control, like a birth control pill, is a reasonable time to expect for a woman to conceive?
  • Why should you find an obstetrician before you start trying for a preconception visit?
  • Can you influence the sex of your baby?
  • How exactly do age, stress, caffeine and alcohol affect fertility?
  • What tools can determine when you’re most fertile?
  • When is trying naturally not enough? When is it time to see a fertility specialist?
  • And then what? What are the latest treatments to help you get pregnant?
  • What if you’re not ready? What are the options for fertility preservation?

JOURNALISTS: To interview Dr. Jensen, contact Brian Kilen at 507-284-5005 or e-mail newsbureau@mayo.edu