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The New Yorker and Egg Freezing...

Just put up on The New Yorker website this morning:  a wonderfully concise and easy-to-follow video on the egg freezing process that features me and members of the NYU Fertility Center’s team. Titled Egg Freezing: A Hope, Not A Promise, I encourage a viewing of this educational overview. As stated in the article – and a point of pride for all of us at the Center: The N.Y.U. program, which saw its first birth...

FertilityAuthority Survey Results...

FertilityAuthority, the online source for male and female fertility information, just published the results of an online survey they conducted on age and fertility. The findings show that the majority of women who are trying to conceive are waiting 12 months to more than two years before seeing a fertility doctor. According to the survey: The main reason for not seeking treatment sooner is that respondents hoped to get...

Research Update: Selenium...

The latest research, in a study conducted by the University of Adelaide and published in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journal Metallomics, suggests that selenium plays a critical role at the earliest stages of a woman’s fertility. According to the published report: The results of the study show how important selenium is to the development of healthy ovarian follicles, which are responsible for the ...

Men, Sunscreen and Fertility...

Even as temperatures drop and the exposure to sunlight decreases, there’s renewed interest in sunscreens and their relationship to infertility due to a recent preliminary study that suggests that chemicals in sunscreen might cause infertility in men. While more research is needed, it is worth noting that: Researchers discovered that men, who were highly exposed to UV filters 4OH-BP or BP-2, had a 30 percent decline...