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Women interested in starting a family may decide to undergo testing to determine their egg reserves. Studies show that for those currently taking birth control, blood tests and ultrasounds are often underreporting a woman’s egg reserves. Birth control “hides” the eggs from detection. Inaccurate tests can lead to undue stress in women trying to conceive.  Dr. Shahyar Kavoussi, a reproductive endocronologist at St David’s South Austin Medical Center, suggests women not take birth control for at least two weeks prior to testing to ensure a more accurate egg count. More about the study can be seen at

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