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Family Planning Options for LGBT Couples

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 […]

Can smoking affect my partner’s sperm count?

Absolutely! Smoking can reduce the motility and count of a man’s sperm. This effect reduces the capability of sperm to swim and fertilize eggs. Not every man who smokes will have reduced motility, but many may be negatively affected by this bad habit. While there are many aspects of male fertility that are hard to […]

Top 5 Tips to maximize your odds for getting pregnant

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 […]

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) & How It Works

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is an infertility treatment in which sperm are placed into your uterine cavity through a catheter. Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a type of artificial insemination in which sperm are injected directly into your uterine cavity near the time you ovulate. Your doctor may recommend IUI to treat many causes of infertility, especially […]

How does ICSI work?

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is performed as part of your in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure. It is a process in which a single sperm is injected into the cytoplasm (center) of each egg by an embryologist. After the egg has been injected with sperm, the embryologist will observe the egg over the next day or […]

How does sperm quality affect IVF success?

A semen analysis is a rudimentary test of a man’s sperm count.  Men with low sperm counts (less than 5 million motile sperm) will likely have difficulties achieving pregnancies.  Any man with more than one abnormal defect in his semen analysis will also have a difficult prognosis.  Morphology is an interesting area as many men will […]

Male Infertility Otherwise Known As: Male Factor

The cause of infertility may be due to a problem with the man’s reproductive system, or a problem that involves both partners. The cause of male infertility is often unknown. However, some causes have been identified, include problems related to: sperm production the anatomy or structure of the man’s reproductive organs the man’s immune system […]

Male Fertility Testing: The Semen Analysis

A semen analysis is a test that tells your doctor the number of sperm in your semen, whether they are normal, and how well they move. There are many reasons why couples have trouble achieving pregnancy. A semen analysis is one of the tests your doctor will use to evaluate your problem. Your test results will tell your doctor […]

Ask the Fertility Expert Dr. Molinaro LIVE on Veria Living

Find out what Dr. Thomas Molinaro of RMANJ- Eatontown has to say about infertility prevalence and the many options now available for hopeful parents, live on Veria Living Show!  Dr. Molinaro answers questions on topics from the audience and viewers at home: Freezing Eggs for a Future Pregnancy IVF Options for Male Infertility Can Acupuncture […]