Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder in which the ovaries produce excessive amounts of male hormones and develop small cysts. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is causes by hormonal imbalances that prevent ovulation. Your body produces too much of some hormones and not enough of others. Women who are diagnoses with PCOS usually have low levels […]
For some in the LGBT community, determining how they can start or even grow their families with the help of fertility experts is a process sometimes fraught with obstacles. I’m happy to say that in my nearly 30 years as a fertility doctor, third-party reproductive options have come a long way. And my colleagues and I […]
My mother was a teacher and instilled in me a deep-rooted commitment to educate and help others, which I suppose explains my military service as well as my professional calling as a reproductive endocrinologist for more than 20 years. I see hopeful parents every day at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey from Newcastle, England to New […]
ABOUT RMANJ’S 2016 TRENDS IN INFERTILITY
Life moves fast. This is a frequent discussion that doctors at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey (RMANJ) have with their patients. The younger generations are spending their 20’s getting their education and their 30’s working on their careers and traveling; before they know it, they are in their late 30’s or early 40’s and struggling to have a family. However, this doesn’t need to be the case. The new technologies available today allow for family planning to be done on their own time, they just need to know their options and plan ahead.
With nearly 7 million men and women facing infertility, we need to better understand how to reach individuals and how and where conversations around fertility are taking place. Unfortunately, our research has found that fertility conversations aren’t even started until it’s much too late. In fact, our findings show that only one in four women have ever spoken to their OB/GYN about fertility. As the oldest of the Millennial generation are already entering their mid-30’s, it is critical that these conversations start earlier and happen more frequently in order to be able to have children when they are ready.
Last year’s report, Infertility in America, outlined many common misconceptions about assisted reproductive technology (ART) that we have been working to overcome. In this year’s report: 2016 Trends in Infertility, we dive deeper into what people do and don’t know about fertility preservation, what their options are, and how open they are to using new technologies to assist in having a family. We also explore topics such as the impact of implanting one vs. multiple embryos, genetic testing, and the importance of success rates.
With these new insights and information, RMANJ will continue to work with other industry professionals to help ensure that we are working together to dispel myths and educate patients. We hope to provide them with the resources to make healthy decisions about their future and their options to ensure they can experience the joys of parenthood – on their own timeline.
Please notify your RMANJ physician or nurse if you or your partner have recently traveled outside of the US or are planning to. If you are currently pregnant or undergoing treatment we strongly advise you not to travel to countries where the Zika virus has been reported. Visit for the following site for an up-to-date […]
Considerations abound for people looking to start a family, from physical and mental health to the responsibilities of raising a child, and from testing to infertility treatments. It is very important for a woman to be healthy before she becomes pregnant because physiologically it is programming the offspring to survive in the environment outside the […]
How often should couples have intercourse – every day? More? Less? Many of those high school sex-ed classes made you think getting pregnant was easy but by the time you’re in your early 30’s only about 20% of healthy couples will get pregnant in any given month. If you have regular cycles you should have […]
As part of Creating a Family’s BIG celebration for reaching 1 Million Listeners for the Creating a Family Radio Show , the top notch blog radio company on all things infertility and adoption showcased the most popular shows of all time. The drum roll please…. Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Molinaro on his “How Does Fertility Treatment Affect the Babies” […]
It’s Time to Say Thanks to Our Military Personnel and Veterans by Offering Insurance Coverage for Assisted Reproductive Technology
Two weeks ago, our country had the opportunity to take a moment to salute the brave men and women who have served our county in the Armed Forces. This week our nation will sit down with loved ones to give thanks for all of our blessings. Unfortunately, many of our troops are not able to […]
2 liters of normal saline. Over the past 2 years or so, I have managed my patients through roughly 400 IVF cycles, and 2 liters of intravenous (IV) normal saline is the grand sum total of the treatment required for that much-feared complication of IVF: ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). 2 liters: That’s the size of […]