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A Cautionary Word...

A new study, published in the journal Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, found in exposing pregnant mice to bisphenol A (BPA) at levels that are considered safe in humans, that: “three generations of female mouse offspring experienced significant reproductive problems, including declines in fertility, sexual maturity and pregnancy success.” According to the NIH, the primary source of exposure to BPA in...

Kudos to my team...

I don’t normally post patient feedback, but every so often there’s a comment written about a patient’s experience with the NYU Fertility team that I want to share. Here’s a recent one: I’m absolutely serious when I say I wish the person responsible for implementing this operation would run for president of the world. This may seem hyperbolic, but to a knowing patient it’s only the beginning...

Smoking and Infertility...

According to estimates by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, up to 13% of female infertility diagnoses are due to smoking (this can be as few as five cigarettes a day – for both men and women). And as a follow-up cautionary tale about the effects of smoking, a recent article in USA Today graphically showed images of fetuses reacting to their mother’s smoking – with information gleaned from...

New Month, New Wellness Calendar...

Happy April! May this month bring lots of sunshine and well-being into your lives. For those on their fertility journey, check out the Fertility Center’s wellness calendar for April. It’s a great place to start to get yourself in prime condition!