Femi Olatunbosun MB FRCSC FACOG


Birth Control

Top of the pageBirth ControlBirth control is any method used to prevent pregnancy. Another word for birth control is contraception (say “kon-truh-SEP-shun”). The only sure way to prevent pregnancy is to not have sex. But finding a good method of birth...

In Vitro Fertilization for Infertility

During in vitro fertilization (IVF), eggs and sperm are brought together in a laboratory glass dish to allow the sperm to fertilize an egg. With IVF, you can use any combination of your own eggs and sperm and donor eggs and sperm. After IVF, one or more fertilized eggs are placed in the uterus . Ovulation and egg…

Dilation and Curettage (D&C)

A dilation and curettage (D&C) is a procedure that is done to remove tissue from inside the uterus. During a D&C, the vagina is spread open, and a scraping or suction instrument is passed through the cervix and into the uterus to remove tissue from the lining of the uterus (endometrium). A D&C may be done to: Remove…

Getting Pregnant After Stopping Birth Control

The amount of time it takes for a woman’s full fertility to return after stopping birth control varies for each woman and depends on the birth control method she is using. Your ability to get pregnant gradually decreases as you age, starting at age 25. Poor health and irregular periods may also decrease your fertility…

Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) helps control a woman’s menstrual cycle and egg production and also a man’s sperm production. FSH is produced by the pituitary gland. Women’s FSH levels normally vary throughout the menstrual cycle and are highest just before release of an egg (ovulation). Men’s FSH levels normally…