Author Archives: Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey

World’s first “test tube baby” talks about RESOLVE

Louise Brown, the world’s first baby born through in vitro fertilization (IVF), is now 41. Over the past four decades, IVF has helped millions of couples around the world overcome fertility problems and have children. Brown recently spoke with the … Continue reading

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Research may help select fit sperm for IVF

Researchers have discovered what gives human sperm the strength to succeed in the race to fertilize the egg. The findings could lead to better sperm-selection methods in IVF clinics, with the fittest sperm being identified under conditions that mimic nature … Continue reading

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Help “uncover infertility” during National Infertility Awareness Week

#InfertilityUncovered—that’s the theme that RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association has established to raise awareness during National Infertility Awareness Week, April 21–27, 2019. RESOLVE wants to call attention to what it calls “the significant lack of access to family building options … Continue reading

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Get your body baby-ready

If you are pregnant—or just thinking about it—come and explore different exercises and food and beverages that will support fertility and a healthier pregnancy. This lecture, presented by Alan M. Martinez, M.D., will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, … Continue reading

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Lymphoma treatment may lower men’s fertility

Both Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which are cancers of the body’s white blood cells, often affect young people who are still in their reproductive years. For men, treatment for these cancers can harm or halt sperm production. Although most … Continue reading

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Can low sperm count lead to birth defects?

No, according to new research presented at the American Urological Association annual meeting in May 2014.  Men are partially or fully responsible for the inability of a couple to conceive about 40 percent of the time. Assisted reproductive technologies such … Continue reading

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Important info for the LGBT community

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals who want to conceive a child face the same fertility problems as their heterosexual peers, but they face additional physiological and legal challenges to become parents. “In the past, many people in the LGBT … Continue reading

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Finding the “Perfect Egg Donor”

Some couples need frozen donor eggs to conceive. The Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey works with a nationally recognized donor egg bank that carefully pre-screens donors, who are healthy women ages 21-30. The RSCNJ egg donor coordinator will work … Continue reading

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How the fresh egg donor program works

Lauren Lucas, a physician assistant at the Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey, explains how the fresh donor egg program works in this video. She tells you how donors are selected and screened, what tests and evaluations recipients need, how … Continue reading

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Being a same-sex couple ‘was not an issue at all’

“We’re a same-sex couple, and it was not an issue at all,” says this mother of three. “There was no discrimination.” She and her partner had identical twins in 2008 and a third child in 2011, thanks to Dr. Zeigler … Continue reading

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