Late one evening this past weekend I was sitting with my wife and dog watching the United States athletes compete in various events at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. There was a fascinating recurring theme: that of family. Whether it is the support of family bringing athletes through challenging times or the lack of […]
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 […]
The world’s first birth after in vitro fertilization (IVF) turned 38 years old this past Monday– Louise Brown was born at Oldham General Hospital in England on July, 25 1978. Making it a family affair, her sister Natalie Brown was born four years later and was the world’s fortieth IVF baby. These “medical miracles” were […]
Recent research into embryo assessment techniques, including data presented at ESHRE this year [Mitochondrial DNA levels as a marker of embryo viability in IVF], suggest that mitochondrial DNA content in the embryo may be predictive of its ability to produce a live birth. However, these studies compared outcomes between patients, which is not how the […]
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently posted an interim guidance update for the prevention of sexual transmission of the Zika Virus. Here are some highlights from their release on May 30,2016: 2. Sexual transmission of Zika virus 2.1.3 Presence of the virus in semen In 2016 two studies reported the presence of Zika virus in […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Download a full version of the report here: Infertility In America 2015 | Survey & Report Download the complete infographic here: Infertility in America 2015 | Inforgraphic