Tag: IVF Safety

Lack of Evidence Linking IVF & Long-Term Risk of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common malignancy world-wide among women. Long-term follow-up studies for risk of breast cancer after IVF treatment have raised concerns but have ultimately been inconclusive due to the limited follow-up. Further, association studies in infertility often compare infertile women to non-infertile women, which is not an ideal comparison group when attempting […]

What does the spread of Zika virus mean for your family?

The spread of the Zika virus internationally is causing great concern. The World Health Organization has declared it a global health emergency. Check out what Dr. Marcy Maguire from Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey and Christine Gorman from Scientific American Editor has to share on the Zika virus and what it means for your family with Pix11 […]

Please Bother Me – the fertility doctor

I recently had a day off and I was struck by how many times people apologized for “bothering” me. “Sorry to bother you,” an e-mail from a nurse began, followed by a question about one of my patients and what the next step in her treatment should be. “I forgot it was your day off. […]

The Uterus Transplant: a risky procedure in search of an indication

There has been an extraordinary amount of media attention on what at first glance seems like an amazing medical breakthrough: the first baby born after a uterine transplantion. While there is reason to celebrate this medical breakthrough, some of the enthusiasm may be overstated. A recent news story from the UK, for example, reported that […]

RMANJ Comments on Recent U.S. Senate Hearing on “Dr. Oz Effect”

Cardiothoracic surgeon and television personality Dr. Mehmet OZ was recently grilled by Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance about the promotion of weight loss products on his wildly popular television show. You can watch a clip of the hearing at: http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/17/health/senate-grills-dr-oz/index.html?hpt=hp_c2 According to Jen Christensen and Jacque Wilson of CNN, the subcommittee […]

Single Embryo Transfer in the eyes of an OBGYN – Dr. Allan Kessel

“Where you stand depends on where you sit.”  These words could not be truer for couples undergoing IVF treatments.  Some of these couples will have the opportunity to transfer one embryo (single embryo transfer, or SET) or two in what becomes one of the most important decisions of their entire treatment.  For many, there will […]

RMANJ Welcomes Recently Published National Perinatal Association Position Statement on ART and Single Embryo Transfer

As leaders in the field of reproductive endocrinology, we welcome the recent position statement published by the National Perinatal Association on ART (Link below).  We especially support recommendations relating to single embryo transfer as we have reported on this issue extensively and most recently with the BEST clinical trial (Forman et al.). As the great […]

When is it safe for PGD to be performed on an embryo?

“PGD performed on an embryo at the Blastocyst Stage(Day5)  is safer than DNA sampling done on Cleavage Stage(Day3) embryos,” says Dr. Shefali Shastri, MD, FACOG Pre-Genetic Diagnosis or PGD is a technique that enables people to look at the genetic make-up of an embryo prior to implantation.  It can help individuals with a specific inheritance condition in […]

Catch Dr. Molinaro talking on infertility & adoption

Listen to Dr. Molinaro speak to Dawn Davenport of Creating a Family on Infertility & Adoption…
Research is beginning to come in on how infertility treatment affects the health of the children conceived. Does in vitro fertilization (IVF) or ICSI or artificial insemination cause birth defects, autism, nuero-developmental issues? Is freezing harmful to the children born from frozen embryos? Does Clomid cause harm to the babies? Our guest to help us sort out the often confusing results of this research is Dr.Thomas Molinaro, a reproductive endocrinologist with Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey and a researcher into the health effects of fertility treatment.