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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 […]

Is it better to use fresh or frozen donor eggs, or is there no difference?

Using frozen donor eggs has become quite commonplace. They’re a great option for some patients as they reduce the cost and wait time associated with these treatments. At RMANJ, we performed a study looking at the survival and performance of frozen eggs. In the study, we showed that while 82 percent of eggs survived thawing, […]

Frozen Donor Eggs vs. Fresh – which option is best for you?

In the last few days, much has been written about the lower success rates of using frozen donor eggs over fresh.  It is not surprising that fresh eggs have a significantly higher success rate.  Our group at RMANJ published a study on this several years ago looking at sibling oocytes from the same woman.  We […]

Infertility Questions & Answers: Who, What, Where, When to Start?

If you’re struggling with infertility you’re not alone. More than seven million men and women in the U.S. are impacted by infertility. Dr. Maria F. Costantini from Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey (RMANJ) offers some insights about when to start fertility care. I tell every patient that age plays the biggest factor when it […]

Will You Tell Family & Friends You Used Egg or Sperm Donation

Telling your family and friends that you are infertile and going through the roller coaster of IVF may not be a walk in the park, but most people are fairly open with their infertility struggles. When they move to egg or sperm donation, however, many people become a lot more private and may not even be […]

What does the ReadyGo Program mean for you?

“ReadyGO was designed for donor recipients looking to cycle faster than a traditional fresh-donor approach, for which average wait lists can run nine months or more,” said Thomas J. Kim, MD, FACOG, Director, Third Party Reproduction. “With the ReadyGO package, a patient can begin trying as early as her next cycle.”