When considering IVF, cost is a major consideration. Patients tend to compare the cost of treatment at one center with that of another. While it is understandable for cost per IVF procedure to be considered, the focus should rather be … Read more
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It is inevitable reality that all women will at some point or another, experience a progressive decline in their reproductive potential. This occurs as their ovarian egg population falls below a theoretical threshold. Ultimately once it is all but depleted, … Read more
Human embryo development occurs through a process that encompasses reprogramming, sequential cleavage divisions and mitotic chromosome segregation and embryonic genome activation. Chromosomal abnormalities may arise during germ cell and/or preimplantation embryo development and represents a major cause of early pregnancy … Read more
Micro-IVF differs from “conventional IVF” in that when performed on younger women (<36Y) who have normal ovarian reserve (AMH=>2.0ng/ml and basal FSH= <9.0MIU/ml) it requires less effort/time/human resources to conduct, This allows for a significant reduction in cost. The beauty … Read more
Gay, lesbian, or transgender individuals experience the same fears as any individual in the world. One of these is trepidation that they might not be able to have children. In the United States of America, same-sex marriage has been legal … Read more
While Primary infertility refers to the inability of a woman who has never been pregnant in the past, to conceive, Secondary Infertility is defined as an inability to conceive more than 1 year after having conceived in the past. Most … Read more
It is the egg’s numerical chromosomal integrity (ploidy) that is the most influential in influencing its subsequent ability post-fertilization, to propagate a “competent” embryo (one that has 46 chromosomes and is capable of developing into a healthy pregnancy). And it … Read more
Greetings Dr. Sher!
Just wanted to first thank you for all that you do for women and infertility and I’m truly amazed and grateful at how you are so willingly to share your knowledge and help women achieve pregnancy.
As … Read more
The Sperm Chromatin Structure Assay (SCSA): A Measure of the Potential of Sperm to Help Propagate a Viable Pregnancy
In about 40% of infertility cases, male factor is the sole cause. In approximately another 40% it is solely a female … Read more
Women, who have advanced endometriosis, often have endometriotic ovarian cysts, known as endometriomas. These cysts contain decomposed menstrual blood that looks like melted chocolate…hence the name “chocolate cysts”. These space occupying lesions can cause chronic pelvic pain, pain with intercourse … Read more