Should IVF Be the Dominant Model?

Grand Rounds Sessions Held by CDC asking should IVF be the dominant model? Research at Dartmouth shows that older patients with unexplained infertility (about 30% of infertility patients) should pursue IVF right away.  CDC states that the goal of ART should be singleton birth. Read the full article here

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RFC Featured in Article

Fertility Authority interviewed Dr. Lin in their article “Emotionally Preparing for Donor Egg IVF” in which Dr. Lin emphasized the importance of being aware of the emotions patients go through and challenges faced by a fertility specialist.

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Fertility Preservation and Breast Cancer

Studies have shown that fertility preservation is often an important issue for reproductive age women diagnosed with cancer.  A review article contains the following useful passage: “The high success rate of ART should now be an integral part of the discussion about fertility preservation with women who are undergoing chemotherapy. Recent reports have suggested that […]

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Egg Freezing to Preserve Fertility?

An interesting article by a writer who wrote about women who have frozen their eggs. Read the full article HERE

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Lack of Sleep May Harm Sperm

We’ve posted a series of blog entries about male reproductive health because it tends to receive little attention!  Here is another new study we’d like to share: A new study from Denmark says men who slept poorly had lower sperm count and fewer sperm that had formed correctly, compared with men who slept better. Our […]

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Team of Britain’s Ethicist Conclude UK’s Ban on IVF Gender Selection Has No Ethical Basis

Gender Selection in the US is not banned, although had been the topic of many debates. This article from the UK presents an interesting perspective. Read the full article HERE

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Actress Sofia Vergara reveals that she’s freezing her eggs

Actress Sofia Vergara reveals in April’s issue of Vogue that she’s freezing her eggs. Egg freezing is usually recommended for single women age 38 and under who will be undergoing cancer treatments to preserve fertility, career women or women who are going to delay having families, and IVF patients who may have an issue with […]

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Celebrities Who Used Surrogate Mothers to Have Babies

Celebrities have fertility issues just like everyone else.  Sometimes celebrities sharing their fertility challenges openly can help make them more socially acceptable, or at least seem more common.  Surrogacy has been one journey that is more publically shared than others such as IVF.  It involves a complicated process, but the success rate is high for […]

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Exercise More, Watch Less TV, Can Improve Sperm Count

More on male reproductive health.  Another study was published on Feb 4th in the British Journal of Sports Medicine “Physical activity and television watching in relation to semen quality in young men,” with the finding that in 189 young men, those who lead more active lifestyles had 73 percent more sperm in their semen. The […]

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Lower Sperm Counts Linked To A Diet High in Saturated Fat

Doctors have advised limiting or avoiding saturated fat, which can lead to a variety of diseases.  Now it is also linked to lower sperm count in men.  A research study suggested that a diet high in saturated fat may be responsible for lower concentrations of sperm.  The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined the association […]

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