Kudos to my team

April 10th, 2015|

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 […]

Smoking and Infertility

April 8th, 2015|

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 […]

New Month, New Wellness Calendar

April 1st, 2015|

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!

Spring Forward

March 31st, 2015|

Need a little boost to get through the last of winter weather? Check out these inspiring and hopeful scenes of Spring!

Wishing all the soon-to-be experienced joys of color and blossoms and warm weather!


Mark Your Calendars

March 26th, 2015|

National Infertility Awareness Week is April 19-25th. The theme this year is “You’re Not Alone.” For more information on the initiative, go to the RESOLVE site.


Al Arabiya Reviews The Whole Life Fertility Plan

March 24th, 2015|

In an article entitled “Which Foods Can Boost Women’s Fertility,” the pan-Arabian newspaper, Al Arabiya, discusses the The Whole Life Fertility Plan from a nutritional standpoint – focusing on what to eat and why when you want to boost your fertility.

I am so pleased that the focus of the article includes Kim Ross, a New […]

The new NYU Fertility Center website

March 18th, 2015|

The NYU Langone Medical Center recently launched a newly revamped website, which includes the NYU Fertility Center’s website. While the layout has changed, much of the content remains the same, including our monthly Wellness calendar.

Happy almost Spring!


3-Parent IVF FAQ

March 17th, 2015|

My colleague at NYU, Arthur Caplan PhD, contributed to an FAQ article on 3-Parent IVF. It is especially informative since there’s still plenty of confusion regarding the treatment (not yet available in the United States).

I believe in this treatment and as stated in an earlier piece in The Independent: Dr Grifo vigorously defended the work […]

Tough Jobs and Male Infertility

March 11th, 2015|

According to a study just published in Fertility and Sterility: hard physical work, high blood pressure and taking multiple medications are among the factors that may lower sperm quality and make men less fertile.

While the study does not prove cause and effect, it does draw attention to issues concerning male infertility – and […]

Well + Good and Thinking Ahead

March 9th, 2015|

In an article posted today on the Well + Good website, the conversation centered around “what to ask your gynecologist now – if you might want kids later.” My co-author Kyra Phillips answers with 5 suggestions – covering such topics as birth control, FSH, and checking your ovarian reserve.

The more information you have about your […]