Shon Rowan

West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine

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Medical SchoolU. of Minnesota
ResidencyNaval Reg Med Ctr
FellowshipU. of Minnesota
Morgantown
1322 Pineview Dr
Morgantown, WV 26505
304-598-3100
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Shon Rowan to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 71%Neutral: 29%9
7 assessments
  • 71% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 29% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
10
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
8.9
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
9.4
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
Poor
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent," and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to see or speak to them.

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 66%Neutral: 9%Don't recommend: 24%8.6
15 assessments
  • 66% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 9% Neutral (7-8)
  • 24% Don't recommend (0-6)
7 assessments
8
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor
8
At all of my appointments I felt well cared for. All of the procedures were well explained. Dr. Rowan is very matter of fact so much so at times his bed side manner suffers. At each appointment I came prepared with questions and he was very patient with me and answered all of them. ... For 10 days follistimAQ 225 iu once a day,menopur 75iu once a day. The last 5 days Ganirelix 250 mcg with the other injections. Trigger shot with Chor Gonadot 10,000 unt injection. 9 eggs were retrieved, 4 were mature, 4 fertilized with ICSI. 1 at day 5 and biopsied for PGS.
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor
8
How was your experience with Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
At all of my appointments I felt well cared for. All of the procedures were well explained. Dr. Rowan is very matter of fact so much so at times his bed side manner suffers. At each appointment I came prepared with questions and he was very patient with me and answered all of them.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Advocate for your care and research your problems.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Felt that he cared about our case.
Describe the protocols Shon Rowan used in your cycles at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
For 10 days follistimAQ 225 iu once a day,menopur 75iu once a day. The last 5 days Ganirelix 250 mcg with the other injections. Trigger shot with Chor Gonadot 10,000 unt injection. 9 eggs were retrieved, 4 were mature, 4 fertilized with ICSI. 1 at day 5 and biopsied for PGS.
Describe your experience with your nurse at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Karen Merryman)
Karen explained the IVF process very well. She helped when were having issues with the pharmacy and PGS testing. At times she was too busy to return calls but I think that was do to a busy time period before the lab closed. My husband did not like her. He thought she was rude when explaining options.
Describe your experience with West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The other nurses at the clinic are the absolute best! The receptionist and billing office were fantastic also. The office is in a convenient location. Some days you might have to wait a while for you appointment but everyone is friendly and helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The total was $14,000. Just the egg retrieval and ivf with ICSI was $10,000 and the tranfer would have been the other $4,000.
What specific things went wrong at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call with results
8
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Shon Rowan
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Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
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West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine
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9
Age
28
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
Even though he [Dr. Rowan] had a large patient load because of a doctor resigning I always felt like he cared about my questions and concerns...he is open to more modern treatments and tests. My first doctor would not do an HSG on me because he stated it was not necessary but Dr. Rowan insisted that it WAS needed and I gladly did it. He always listens to me and does not make me feel like I’m bothering him...We always did either clomid or letrozole every cycle and both of those made me have hot flashes and feel pretty tired.
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Age
28
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
How was your experience with Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Rowan is younger so he is open to more modern treatments and tests. My first doctor would not do an HSG on me because he stated it was not necessary but Dr. Rowan insisted that it WAS needed and I gladly did it. He always listens to me and does not make me feel like I’m bothering him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Come with a list of questions and options you are willing to try.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Even though he had a large patient load because of a doctor resigning I always felt like he cared about my questions and concerns.
Describe the protocols Shon Rowan used in your cycles at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We always did either clomid or letrozole every cycle and both of those made me have hot flashes and feel pretty tired. We had one cycle of dexamethasone which i did not like at all! It made my blood pressure go up which made me have a red face and ears and just feel lousy. We had 3 trigger shots. One before each IUI we did which all failed. They didn’t cause any side effects other than my skin was sore and red at the injection site. All medications created 2 good size follicles every cycle but did not result in pregnancy.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses are very sweet and understanding. You can call them at any time and they will try to answer you then or call you back shortly. I always feel calm talking to them.
Describe your experience with West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Right now they are short a specialist so getting a good appointment that fits my work schedule is very hard. I have to take time off work a good bit now. The clinic is very clean and feels like someone’s house and not a clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine.
During my cycle visits all I had to pay was my copay. Unfortunately my insurance does not cover IUI so that was completely out of pocket.
Describe Shon Rowan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine.
None
9
Doctor
Shon Rowan
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine
Morgantown
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8
Age
22 - 23
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
8
First cycle provera was used [by Dr. Shon Rowan] to induce my period. U/s showed mass in uterus so a hysteroscopy & d/c were performed. We then moved onto several rounds of letrazole & clomid. Other meds included vaginal progesterone, actos & dexamethasone. We are currently trying Injectibles (follistim) w/ no pregnancy thus far...Sometimes it seems like I dont get the chance to ask questions like I would like. I believe he has my best interest at heart but at times I feel rushed. Always very friendly. Instead of him stating everything I need to know i sometimes feel like I'm left hanging and tend to have to ask the nurses questions
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Age
22 - 23
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
8
How was your experience with Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Sometimes it seems like I dont get the chance to ask questions like I would like. I believe he has my best interest at heart but at times I feel rushed. Always very friendly. Instead of him stating everything I need to know i sometimes feel like I'm left hanging and tend to have to ask the nurses questions
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Be your own advocate. If you have a gut feeling SAY IT. At the end of the day its YOUR money that's being spent. Dont let them make you feel rushed. They are there because of YOU.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Human 100% the front desk girl rocks and I never have to give my name. from calling and them knowing exactly who I am to walking in the door. I'm treated like a friend.
Describe the protocols Shon Rowan used in your cycles at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
First cycle provera was used to induce my period. U/s showed mass in uterus so a hysteroscopy & d/c were performed. We then moved onto several rounds of letrazole & clomid. Other meds included vaginal progesterone, actos & dexamethasone. We are currently trying Injectibles (follistim) w/ no pregnancy thus far
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They rockkkkkk!!!!!!! from the moment I walk in the door to the time I leave I feel 100% comfortable. We definitely are a TEAM
Describe your experience with West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine.
-nursing team is awesome. -mail order pharmacy's could communicate alittle bit better with the clinic. (Ex. Sometimes I have to call the clinic and have them do more things to get my meds pushed through) -great at getting you squeezed in
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Each doc visit is $99 vaginal ultrasounds are $299 iuis $212. Meds per cycles $8-1500 a cycle
What specific things went wrong at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
8
Doctor
Shon Rowan
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine
Morgantown
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10
Age
26 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
10
Dr. Rowan gets right to the point about your diagnosis and treatments options. He will also give you all of your treatment options and the pros and cons of each...We tried natural cycles, timed intercourse, timed intercourse with Clomid and Femara, IUIs with Clomid and Femara, and IVF. Our one and only retrieval and transfer resulted in the birth of my son...Dr. Rowan is very friendly and is great at explaining the process of fertility treatments. He gets right to the point and doesn't encourage false hope.
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Age
26 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Rowan is very friendly and is great at explaining the process of fertility treatments. He gets right to the point and doesn't encourage false hope. I appreciate that he always gives me the pros and cons of a treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
I would tell a prospective patient that Dr. Rowan gets right to the point about your diagnosis and treatments options. He will also give you all of your treatment options and the pros and cons of each.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Rowan and his staff have always treated me very well.
Describe the protocols Shon Rowan used in your cycles at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We tried natural cycles, timed intercourse, timed intercourse with Clomid and Femara, IUIs with Clomid and Femara, and IVF. Our one and only retrieval and transfer resulted in the birth of my son.
Describe your experience with your nurse at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Karen Merryman)
All of the nursing staff were very friendly and compassionate. The nurse coordinator was always available via phone, email, and text.
Describe your experience with West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths: The providers and staff at this clinic are friendly, knowledgeable, understanding, and very professional. The clinic is a small and private setting, which made me feel more comfortable. Also, the egg retrieval and transfer is done in the clinic, so you do not have to go to a separate facility. Weaknesses: Parking at the clinic was sometimes difficult, as the parking lot is small and shared with another clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine.
IUIs approximately $700 (including meds from pharmacy) IVF with Fresh Transfer approximately $8,000 to $9,000 Frozen Embryo Transfer approximately $3,200 Embryo Freezing $500 for 1 year
Describe Shon Rowan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Rowan is realistic about eSET and multiple embryo transfer. He gives you the choice, but will also give you his recommendation.
10
Doctor
Shon Rowan
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Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine
Morgantown
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9
Age
37
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
9
Dr. Rowan does a great job at answering my questions and looking into the details of complaints. He is caring... bedside manner is good as he takes time and does not hurry the appointment. gave me hope in that I could still conceive even with my diminishing ovarian reserve. He tried multiple things to get me to ovulate through medications...He is thorough at trying to figure a solution to all problems...I had two cycles of medications starting with Letrozole. when I went back for the US to see if it was working he prescribed me another round of medicine right there at a higher dose to try and induce ovulation. this happened for two cycles.
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Age
37
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
9
How was your experience with Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Is detailed in answering my questions. bedside manner is good as he takes time and does not hurry the appointment. gave me hope in that I could still conceive even with my diminishing ovarian reserve. He tried multiple things to get me to ovulate through medications
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Bringing your spouse to the appointment helps immensely as he seems to like to meet them. He is thorough at trying to figure a solution to all problems.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Rowan does a great job at answering my questions and looking into the details of complaints. He is caring.
Describe the protocols Shon Rowan used in your cycles at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I had two cycles of medications starting with Letrozole. when I went back for the US to see if it was working he prescribed me another round of medicine right there at a higher dose to try and induce ovulation. this happened for two cycles.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I am very happy with the nursing staff even on delicate subjects the reassurance and compassion they show are amazing.
Describe your experience with West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is separate from the main campus of the hospital. it is nice and private. warm and inviting and the rooms where plans are discussed are homey feeling and not like a office setting or regular exam room which gives you a more relaxed feel.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine.
costs for most office visits are covered by my insurance. all medications that are prescribed are not. testing like labs and ultrasounds are partially covered because I work for another hospital in town.
9
Doctor
Shon Rowan
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine
Morgantown
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10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
I’m not sure how he does it, but Dr. Rowan is one of the most attentive dr’s I have ever had. He is always available to answer questions, and makes sure you understand every aspect of the treatment. I would recommend him to anyone dealing with infertility issues.... First iui we did letrozole for 5 days, and then trigger shot, and an iui. That one ended up failing. Second treatment we did letrozole, steroid, trigger, and iui.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
I’m not sure how he does it, but Dr. Rowan is one of the most attentive dr’s I have ever had. He is always available to answer questions, and makes sure you understand every aspect of the treatment. I would recommend him to anyone dealing with infertility issues.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
I feel like a human at Dr. Rowan’s office, because I am always heard. They listen to every concern, and answer every question I have in detail.
Describe the protocols Shon Rowan used in your cycles at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
First iui we did letrozole for 5 days, and then trigger shot, and an iui. That one ended up failing. Second treatment we did letrozole, steroid, trigger, and iui. That resulted in pregnancy, but ended in a miscarriage at 11 weeks 4 days due to a chromosome issue. Third iui was letrozole, and trigger shot, then iui. This one failed, and when we tried to started another iui we found that I had a cyst from the treatment. We are currently taking some time off.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is the best. They are always so kind, and show so much compassion.
Describe your experience with West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine.
They are really good at communicating with you throughout the treatments. They explain everything to you in detail each time you are in there. They are quick with getting any type of blood work results to you, and are always available to call if you have any questions or concerns.
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Shon Rowan
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10
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West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine
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9
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids, Other
9
He [Dr. Shon Rowan] spoke to you on a level you understood. Every time you went to dr office you would personally see and speak to dr rowan after the U/S or whatever you are having done. When you feel you cant take anymore and have partial melt downs he talks with you and sees what you are wanting to do. He never gave any false hope which for some may not be a positive thing but it helps you understand where you are at and where you stand in your treatment
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids, Other
9
How was your experience with Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
On first visit he did tests then sat down and explained everything not being rushed and let you ask whatever questions you may have. After couple IUI fails if he doesnt think its going to work due to unforseen circumstances he didnt waste your money by continually trying and moved to next step. Explained before reasons why he may next be able to retrieve eggs so that you as the patient arent going in knowing you have so many eggs yet he was unable to retrieve. Gives you everything from the beginning and doesnt completely sugar coat what may or may not happen but in a very polite professional kind way!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
If you want a dr that will sit down and speak to you on your level and do all he can but will also tell you when he cant instead of having you go through hoops of medications and failed attempts. But he will also do all he can to get you that baby you want then he is the man you want:)
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
He spoke to you on a level you understood. Every time you went to dr office you would personally see and speak to dr rowan after the U/S or whatever you are having done. When you feel you cant take anymore and have partial melt downs he talks with you and sees what you are wanting to do. He never gave any false hope which for some may not be a positive thing but it helps you understand where you are at and where you stand in your treatment
Describe the protocols Shon Rowan used in your cycles at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
5 of femara for 2 cycles with shot for timed ovulation for the iui which both failed. 3rd iui was given 7.5 of femara but only side that may have been blocked produced so cancelled after U/S for rest of IUI
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very well educated with any questions i had when i would call. Typically saw the same nurse but i have a bad memory for names. Very compassionate when they see its not going as it is suppose to.
Describe your experience with West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Only thing i had any issues with was first time going i didnt realize the fertility clinic was in the side door so i sat downstairs in the OB/GYN part until someone noticed that we were there then sent us upstairs. Very nice environment!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Each IUI cost around 700.00 A sheet was given where it would cost all together with medications for IVF around 14,000 give ot take if by chance any of my medications would be covered. I personally had no coverage for anything including any testing to see where the problem lied with why we werent getting pregnant
Describe Shon Rowan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine.
We hadnt gotten that far because during time i was taking birth control and about to start baseline for IVF I got pulmonary embolisms so waiting to be cleared but will update if possible
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Shon Rowan
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Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine
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