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Recently one of my readers had a question that I think many patients who go through IVF may have. She wanted to understand what blastocyst grading means in terms of embryo quality and then, obviously... Read Full Post
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Ever wondered what your embryo was up to during the five days it spent in the IVF incubator? Well, here’s a beautiful time-lapse video of embryo development from pronuclear stage (when... Read Full Post
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Every week, we field questions about using sperm donors from patients who can’t have a child unless they can use donor sperm and most buy sperm from a commercial sperm bank. They may be a... Read Full Post
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In Mississippi, the Supreme Court approved a ballot initiative that, if successful, would define a fertilized egg as a human being. Specifically, if approved by the voters, the new law reads“... Read Full Post
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Most people can imagine that the autumn and winter family-centric holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukkah, and Diwali, just to mention a few, might be hard to endure if you are struggling... Read Full Post
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One of my readers asked me my opinion of the sperm DNA fragmentation index or DFI. The value of any clinical test depends on a number of factors. Is the test relatively easy to perform or is it... Read Full Post
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We’ve all heard the expression, “You are what you eat”, meaning that good dietary habits will positively influence how you look and feel overall. But did you expect that the food... Read Full Post
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One of the routine questions that patients get asked when they submit a semen sample for analysis is “Have you taken any medications in the last 60 days?” The 60 days is relevant because... Read Full Post
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Newsweek’s cover this week had an adorable baby with the headline, “You got your sperm where? How to get pregnant, fast, cheap -and in public“. Wow, talk about an eye grabber. In... Read Full Post
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With technology comes new opportunities and always new ethical questions. I subscribe to a professional andrology list-serve group to keep up to date on the sperm side of things. Most of the topics... Read Full Post

 
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