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
Dr. Sher Blog
Official Blog of Dr. Geoffrey Sher
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.
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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
I know of no medical announcement associated with the degree of emotional anticipation and anguish as that associated with a pending diagnosis/confirmation of pregnancy following infertility treatment. In fact, hardly a day goes by where I am not confronted by … Read more
Tuberculosis is caused by a bacterium known as mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is primarily an infectious process that involves the lungs it is capable of spreading elsewhere (extra-pulmonary TB) It can spread to the woman’s reproductive tract and cause infertility. The … Read more
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
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