Reproductive Medicine & The Risk of Viruses in Sperm

A new article published in the October issue of medical journal Emerging Infectious Diseases has many people talking about a new health worry. This groundbreaking study found genetic evidence of 27 viruses existing in human semen. Some of the viruses discovered in semen by these scientists are well known: Ebola, chikungunya, Zika, Lassa fever, Marburg,…
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The Association of Vitamin D Levels and Fertility

Vitamin D offers many health benefits: it helps maintain calcium and phosphorous levels in the body, strengthens bones, and is thought to be linked somehow to regulation of the reproductive process in both men and women. Previous studies of vitamin D and fertility in animals have shown a link between the two, with vitamin D…
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Fertility Preservation Insurance Coverage for New Jersey Cancer Patients

Recently, laws were passed in two states mandating insurance coverage of infertility treatment for patients with iatrogenic infertility. This is defined as an inability to conceive as a result of a medical procedure or treatment, such as radiation or chemotherapy treatments for cancer. A blog post on our website detailed Connecticut’s passage of HB7124 requiring…
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IRMS Recommends Holistic Infertility Treatment: Taking Care of Your Body

An infertility diagnosis can often seem overwhelming, as if it is suddenly taking over control of the reproductive life of a patient. Our physicians at IRMS are always ready to help couples regain this control with expert advice and a state-of-the-art embryology lab, but there are also individual ways to increase one’s chances of successfully…
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The Difference Between Sex and Gender, and Why it Matters in Reproductive Medicine

The words sex and gender are often used interchangeably, but in truth have very different definitions. These distinctions are not only important, they apply directly and in many ways to the fertility field of medicine, and their correct usage can contribute to a more accurate and more respectful health care experience. The WHO defines sex…
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Leading New Jersey Fertility Center Recommends When to Seek Infertility Treatment

Many patients who walk into our office for the first time have been trying to conceive naturally for a very long time, and enter quite confused and discouraged. Making the decision to seek help from a reproductive endocrinologist is a very personal and often daunting process, and so patients generally take their time to book…
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Debunking the Infertility Diagnosis?

Infertility can be a scary term and a difficult diagnosis to receive, often prompting many questions about the future and what this new information really means. The medical definition of infertility sheds some light on the true meaning of the term: a difficulty in conceiving. It varies based on the age of the woman attempting…
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Connecticut bill HB7124 becomes law, bringing infertility coverage to all cancer patients!

Just this week, Connecticut became the first state in the nation to sign into law a bill requiring insurance coverage of fertility preservation for insured cancer patients and those for whom it is medically necessary. This is the first law of its kind in the United States, and it passed both the Connecticut House and…
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IRMS – Experts on Reproductive Medicine Update You on Zika 2017 CDC Findings

Zika-affected pregnancies For those existing patients of IRMS you know we take the Zika virus very seriously, and may have even advised against your taking vacations to Zika-infected areas while on your journey with us. We wanted to share information on a recently published study by the CDC so you are aware of the issues…
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IRMS Examines Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and Fertility

I have recently seen a 17 year-old young woman with SCD, who came in for a consultation with her mother. She has a brother without Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) or trait that is her HLA match, and she is considering HCT (hematopoietic cell transplantation: aka bone marrow transplant). Due to the incidence of ovarian failure…
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