Embracing Change by Helen Adrienne

To be born is to enter an evolutionary process of growth and change. We all grow in physical size and emotional capacity. We are all called upon to navigate the stages of life. Change is inevitable and non-negotiable.

2007 Art Resources Directory

The 2007 directory is full of cutting edge information to help consumers find their best family-building options.

A Baby at Last

The following article is an excerpt from the new book A Baby at Last!, written by Zev Rosenwaks, MD, Director and Physician-in-Chief of the Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical Center, Marc Goldstein, MD, Director of the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery and Surgeon-in-Chief of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center, and health and medical writer Mark L. Fuerst.

New Developments in Assisted Reproductive Medicine by Gad Lavy, MD

The success of IVF (in vitro fertilization) has risen dramatically over the past two decades. The increase in success can be attributed to better understanding of various conditions leading to infertility and to development in cell biology in our understanding of egg and sperm interaction, embryo development, and implantation.

SIRM Shares new Egg Freezing Breakthroughs

Sher Fertility shares on egg-freezing research that may help us better understand infertility.

Overcoming Infertility and Blocked Fallopian Tubes

Infertility is a lonely road to walk down. My husband and I tried for eight years to have a child. Every time we received a friend’s birth announcement or invitation to a baby shower, we were painfully reminded of our own struggles and felt isolated from our friends’ joy.

Assessing Information on the Internet

Although patients frequently visit consumer-related internet sites to help them make informed decisions about treatment, there is no clear way for these consumers to evaluate content within these sites. This article reviews the problem and offers suggestions to remedy the situation.

Semen Analysis: Normal Ranges

This semen analysis chart is based on the World Heath Organization criteria, 1992. Table excerpted from Berger, G.S., Goldstein, M., and Fuerst, M. (1995). The Couple's Guide to Fertility. New York: Doubleday.

Q & A for Injectable Infertility Medications

The term "injectables" describes a group of medications frequently used in the treatment of infertility. Oral drugs such as Clomid stimulate the ovaries indirectly by tricking the brain into thinking there is less estrogen in the body than there actually is. As a result, the body produces more "follicle stimulating hormone" (FSH) which in turn stimulates follicle production on the ovaries. In contrast, injectables actually contain FSH, so they stimulate the ovaries directly.

The Impact of Maternal Age and Ovarian Age on Fertility by Steven D. Spandorfer, M.D.

Age is the most important single variable influencing outcome in assisted reproduction. The effect of advancing age on clinical infertility is manifested not only in the pattern of ovarian response to superovulation, but also in reduced implantation efficiency and an increased spontaneous abortion rate. In this article, we will explore the physiologic mechanisms behind this reduced implantation efficiency and its effect on infertility outcomes.

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