Category: Infertility

IVF SUCCESS RATE EXPRESSED AS VIABLE PREGNANCY RATE PER EMBRYO TRANSFERRED (PRPE): A PROPOSED NEW PRADIGM FOR IMPROVED AND VERIFIABLE REPORTING OF IVF STATISTICS

Given rapidly changing practices in the IVF arena, it is becoming increasingly implausible to reliably interpret current national reports expressing IVF outcome statistics as birth rate per initiated treatment cycle, per egg retrieval procedure or per embryo transfer procedure performed.  … Read more

Uterine Fibroids and Fertility

Fibroids or leiomyomas are non-malignant muscle tumors that grow in the uterine wall. They can be found in about one out of every five (1:5) women >30Y of age. Fibroids are far more prevalent in African Americans and women and Read more

Micro-IVF: Often Preferable to Ovarian Stimulation with or Without IUI

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

Sperm DNA Damage- Tests and Interpretation

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