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A Statement Regarding Safety Protocols for Fertility Treatments

Early this week, a couple in Ohio announced a lawsuit claiming a stranger’s sperm was used to create an embryo as opposed to the husbands when the couple underwent in vitro fertilization. This heartbreaking incident is the second time in the last month embryo mix-ups have made national headlines. The incident in July involved embryos […]

Endometriosis Effect on Fertility

It’s estimated that one-third of infertility cases are brought on by the female partner. The fertility issues that women face may span from hormone imbalances to ovarian dysfunctions, but one of the most complicated conditions, endometriosis, can cause severe damage for hopeful couples, further delaying them from having the family of their dreams.

Inclusive Family Planning: The Specific Challenges Facing LGBTQ Couples

Though there has been a lot of progress in recent years, even now, not all fertility clinics are accepting and inclusive of non-heterosexual couples. This comes from a long history of discrimination, often codified by national institutions. For years, the “fertility industry [has been] a largely unregulated field” with recommendations from the Food and Drug […]

Why We Need Black Lives Matter in Medical Literature

Persistent inequities for Black Americans have been captured by the phrase “Black Lives Matter” which began inauspiciously—a hashtag on Twitter following the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The phrase is provocative by design, and its use conveys both urgency and frustration with the status quo. What is notably […]

Identifying Normal Embryos Improve ART Success

IVF is the process of fertilizing an egg outside the body and is the oldest and most frequently used ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) procedure and fertility treatment options. Originally designed to bypass diseased fallopian tubes, the number of reasons to do IVF quickly expanded to include male factor infertility, endometriosis, unexplained infertility and other conditions.