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When Women Choose Sterilization

Many things can happen to a young woman to make her change her mind about childbearing. Dr. Avner Hershlag contributes his analysis in a letter to The New York Times, and brings hope to sterilized women wishing to conceive. Learn

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Womb Transplants – A New Frontier

Doctors in Texas are celebrating a birth that wouldn’t have been possible ten years ago – the first American to be born following a uterus transplant. Dr. Avner Hershlag provides his insight into the procedure: Watch Video

Several Miscarriages and Infertility

A miscarriage is one of the most difficult situations a couple can experience. Both parents are left in unimaginable pain and grief. In addition, it can lead to many questions and wondering what went wrong and why the pregnancy didn’t

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

By Dr. Christine Mullin, M.D. 1.3 % of women in the general population will develop ovarian cancer sometime during their lives.  39 % of women who inherit a harmful BRCA-1 mutation and 11-17 % of women who inherit a harmful BRCA-2 mutation will develop

Why Everyone's IVF Journey Is Different

In-Vitro Fertilization is the process of fertilization that involves manual extraction of ova and sperms then manually combining them in the laboratory. The formed embryo is then transferred into the uterus for development. It is a form of assisted fertilization

Does Weight Affect Sperm Health?

Our very own fertility expert, Dr. Avner Hershlag, comments for an eye-opening piece from HealthDay on how men’s weight gain affects their sperm health. “About one-third of men in the United States are obese,” said Dr. Avner Hershlag, chief of

What is Male Fertility and What Can My Family Do About It?

Male fertility can be difficult in any relationship or marriage. However, it can be beneficial for both men and their partners to be aware of the details regarding the condition and the options available for those who suffer from it.

The Truth About Fertility Drugs and Your Childs Development

Dr. Hershlag put patients at ease with his analysis of a new study that claims that the sons of women who use fertility drugs are shorter.  He feels that “there is not solid evidence” of such a link and adds

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) May Be Your Best Way to Have a Baby

The decision to attempt to add to your family is often a joyous one. However, for some families, trying to have a baby may be more complicated. Some families have a history of genetic diseases. Other families may already have

Donating Your Eggs: How You Can Change Someone's Life

Egg donation is a method that can provide women with infertility issues, the opportunity to conceive. Women can volunteer to donate their eggs to help those unable to conceive. What is Infertility? Infertility is the inability to achieve pregnancy. Infertility