Polycycstic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Update

June 29th, 2015|

Today in The Atlantic is a well-researched article – When Missed Periods are a Metabolic Problem – on PCOS, a disease that affects up to 10 percent of woman and can seriously affect one’s ability to become pregnant.

Unfortunately, as the article points out: “awareness of the condition is not widespread and many physicians do not […]

Best Doctors 2015

June 8th, 2015|

I am proud once again to have been chosen for Best Doctors 2015 – published in the latest issue of New York Magazine. This is my 18th consecutive year making the list, and I am honored to be included in such a stellar group of doctors.

I also wish to congratulate my colleague at the NYU […]

A TED-Ed IVF Video

June 4th, 2015|

TED-Ed has created this excellent video which explains the IVF process.

Since 1978 when Louise Brown was born – the first baby to be born by IVF – over 5 million babies having been born to date using in vitro fertilization. Amazing statistics!

Sperm Facts

June 1st, 2015|

Did you know it takes 2 months to make sperm? Or that 90% of ejaculated sperm is deformed? If not, and want to know 5 more facts about sperm, check out this article on the Medical Daily website.

As I always say, knowledge is power.

Also, wishing everyone a happy, healthy June!

Mothers Over 50

May 28th, 2015|

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that: while not widespread, births to women 50 and older do happen — more now than ever before. A total of 677 US women over the age of 50 gave birth in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s […]

Why Do Men Exist?

May 19th, 2015|

In attempting to understand why men exist, researchers from the University of East Anglia wanted to know “why sexual selection – whereby men compete and women choose their partner for reproduction – actually occurs.” Their findings, published in the science journal, Nature, state that they believe sexual selection “helps to maintain health in the […]

A Fashion Insider Freezes Her Eggs

May 13th, 2015|

Harper’s Bazaar fashion insider, Natalie Joos, wrote a wonderful piece on freezing her eggs – honestly portraying the process and her hopes for an eventual pregnancy.

When asked about the realities of egg freezing for the article, I commented, “the biggest risk is counting on this working and having it not. People can look at […]

Research Update

May 8th, 2015|

According to a study published in the journal Nature Communications, scientists at the National Institute of Health have solved a mystery about the origin of one of the cell types that make up the ovary. They also discovered how ovarian cells share information during development of an ovarian follicle.

This new information will help scientists better […]

DNA on Ice

April 30th, 2015|

Kyra Phillips, my co-author on The Whole Life Fertility Plan, recently shared her fertility journey on CNN and her thoughts on egg freezing, in particular. In the article, she writes:

The history that is being written now is about an entirely different type of women’s equality — it’s about giving a woman the ability to put […]

Knowledge is Power

April 23rd, 2015|

In an in-depth interview for CNN on causes and solutions for infertility,  I begin with the quote: “Understanding how much infertility can impact your life can help you make better decisions about when you start and how you go about it.” I then go on to answer questions regarding how common is infertility, what […]