Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) encompasses a range of conditions that most commonly affect males and are characterized by lifelong neurodevelopmental derangements manifesting as deficiencies in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and dysfunctional interests and behavioral pattern that range from … Read more
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The considerable emotional, physical and financial burden associated with infertility treatment in general and with IVF in specific, demand that factors known to affect outcome be identified and regulated prior to initiating treatment.
Just as a successful garden needs a … Read more
Two main factors determine the quality of a woman’s eggs at ovulation or egg retrieval. First is her age and second is the protocol used for ovarian stimulation. With the possible the exception of cases where there is severe sperm … Read more
Are unsuspecting infertile women at increased risk through the drugs and treatment they administered with fertility treatment?
When it comes to fertility drugs (e.g. gonadotropins such as Follistim, Gonal F, Puregon, Bravelle, Menopur, Lupron, Superfact, Ganirelix, Cetrotide etc.,) used in … Read more
There is a relatively high success rates following tubal re-connection (reanastomosisis) in cases of previous tubal ligation (a birth rate of +/- 50% within 3 years of a successful surgery). However, IVF performed in a center of excellence produces almost … Read more
For more than a thirty years, attempts by medical scientists to freeze and bank (cryobank) a woman’s eggs have yielded limited success. In fact, to date, since the birth of the 1st “frozen egg baby” in the mid 1980’s, fewer … Read more
Couples have for centuries sought to influence the gender of their offspring. More than seven centuries ago the ancient Chinese developed a birth calendar said to be able to predict gender on the basis of when conception occurred. Later, the … Read more
One often hears the expressed opinion that the BCP suppresses response to ovarian stimulation. This is not the case, provided that the BCP is overlapped with administration of an agonist (e.g. Lupron, Buserelin, Superfact) for several days leading up to … Read more
“As physicians we really need to seriously rethink the basis upon which we recommend IUI!” –GS
Intrauterine insemination (IUI), the injection of sperm into the uterus by means of a catheter directed through the cervix, has been practiced for … Read more
As a woman ages beyond 30 years, the quality of her eggs starts to decline progressively and with it also her fertility potential. By age 40 she is about half as likely to conceive and by her mid forties she … Read more