Monthly Archives: November 2021

‘I am more than my procreative capacity’

“It’s a common feeling that many of us have when we get older. You think you know the life you’re going to have – and then your body tells a different story,” says author N. Moss West. In her memoir … Continue reading

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Ovarian transplant technique extends fertility in cancer patients

Many cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, can irreparably harm reproductive organs, leaving patients who hope to conceive a child after treatment with few options. Some can preserve their eggs or embryos, but those procedures are not available … Continue reading

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Coping with holiday stress and fertility

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, understands that “Holidays can be stressful, even in the best of circumstances. Expectations are at a peak. Pressure comes, both from the outside and within, to break out of the normal routine – to celebrate, … Continue reading

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Updated podcast: Dr. Martinez talks about the Covid vaccine and pregnancy

Information is rapidly growing about the Covid-19 vaccine and how it relates to women who are pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant. Given this new knowledge, Dr. Alan Martinez has updated his earlier podcast discussion of the Covid vaccine and pregnancy, including … Continue reading

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Study: Sperm switch swimming patterns to locate egg

A new study from Cornell University reveals how sperm change their swimming patterns to navigate to the egg, shifting from a symmetrical motion that moves the sperm in a straight path to an asymmetrical one that promotes more circular swimming. … Continue reading

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AMA: COVID-19 vaccines don’t affect fertility

The evidence shows that COVID-19 vaccines are highly safe and effective at reducing the risk of severe disease, hospitalizations and death, according to an American Medical Association-produced column that dispels misinformation and has been posted by news outlets around the … Continue reading

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RSCNJ ‘felt like family’

Our patient Danielle shares her thoughts on her care at RSCNJ: “I am so thankful for Dr. Martinez, Marianela, and the RSCNJ staff. They took such good care of me and felt more like family and friends than healthcare providers … Continue reading

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Personal essay: Can a friendship survive infertility?

“Friendships are suffering – even ending – from the strain of infertility.” It’s not unusual to feel a rift if you are experiencing infertility while surrounded by friends having babies, writes Minna Dubin in Salon.com. She says that, although there … Continue reading

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Gene crucial to sperm cell production discovered

Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital appear to have flipped another piece in the under-explored puzzle of male infertility. In findings published in Cell Reports, senior author Tony De Falco, Ph.D., sheds new light on how sperm production can go wrong when … Continue reading

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Father’s age doesn’t affect IVF success, study finds

Increasing paternal age did not worsen pregnancy outcomes among couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF), according to a retrospective study reported by Nahid Punjani, M.D., M.P.H., of Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. Compared with couples with younger paternal ages … Continue reading

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