Micromanipulation techniques offer new hope for couples with male factor infertility By Marc Goldstein, M.D., Zev Rosenwaks, M.D., and Linda F. Davey

In any field of medical research, success is often measured in minute degrees, the impact of which may only be known to those whose careers are spent in the laboratories. Occasionally, however, there comes a discovery so astounding that it revolutionizes medical procedure. Such is the case with Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, or ICSI, a new infertility treatment utilizing micromanipulation technology that specifically addresses male factor infertility issues. ICSI is so remarkable, in fact, that most treatments previously used have been abandoned in its favor.

Donor Insemination: Sperm Banks Offer Many Choices by Brent Hazelrigg

Couples and individuals facing reproductive choices have many options available to them today. Just a few decades ago, if a patient needed donor sperm their physician made all the choices for them and had little information to share about the donor.

ICSI and SCSA Sperm Diagnostics by Donald P Evenson, Ph.D., HCLD and Kjersten Larson-Cook, Ph.D.

Amy and Todd have been trying to conceive for 2 years. Initially, when they decided to start a family, Todd was certain they would become pregnant very quickly. In his previous marriage, Todd had conceived each of his two children, now 20 and 22 years old, within 3 months. However, on Amy's 35th birthday, the couple realized they could no longer explain away their problem and decided to consult a fertility specialist.

Thatcher's Thoughts on Aspirin, Endometrium and Paternal Aging

To evaluate the effect of aspirin on infertile women with thin endometrium, 114 women were placed into an aspirin group and 122 women into a nonaspirin group

Normal Ranges for a Semen Analysis

A chart with normal ranges for sperm or semen analysis

Platlet Activating Factor and Intrauterine Inseminations by William E. Roudebush, PhD

Platelet-activating factor (PAF) is present in human spermatozoa, and its content has a significant and positive relationship with motility and pregnancy rate.

Male Infertility Webinar

An audio visual education module and detailed primer on male infertility, its origins, anatomy and physiology and treatment.

Non-Surgical Alternatives for Men Desiring Children Following a Vasectomy

In the late 1980’s, Dr. Sherman Silber in St. Louis, proved that sperm obtained directly from the scrotum could be used to successfully fertilize eggs and achieve viable pregnancies. While this procedure was originally intended for men who are born with an obstruction in the genital tract (congenital absence of the vas deferens), it has become clear over the past decade that men with previous vasectomies can benefit from similar procedures as well.

Fordham Study - Emotional Impact of Multiple Miscarriages on Men

Ms. Erica Tennenbaum, a Doctoral Candidate at Fordham University’s Counseling Psychology Department is currently working on her dissertation research, which focuses on multiple miscarriages (i.e. three or more miscarriages). 

Sperm Donor Anonymity

This important article discusses the issues related to sperm donor anonymity and the consequences for forced identification release.

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