Slow Freeze vs Microfreeze

The successful freezing and thawing of reproductive tissue first occurred in the 1950s. The method implemented then, which we now refer to as ‘slow freezing’, is still utilized in every reproductive laboratory today. The method combines 2 protective aspects, which work together to prevent the formation of ice crystals inside the cells: adding a cryoprotective …

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The Effects of Turmeric on Infertility

As we age, we have more aches, pains, and inflammation throughout our body. Certain foods, especially in the fruits and vegetables category, have been shown to help fight inflammation and disease. One spice that has been highlighted recently is turmeric, which is commonly used in Asian food, especially curry. Turmeric contains curcumin, which is a …

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Three Things To Know Before Getting a Vasectomy

Nearly half a million American men get vasectomies every year. As with any medical procedure, it’s important to be informed before deciding whether a vasectomy is right for you. Read on to discover what you need to know before your vasectomy. 1) A vasectomy is considered a permanent sterilization procedure. It’s true that a vasectomy …

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Success after Microfreeze!

Our Extended Sperm Search and Microfreeze program, also known as ESSM, saw our first patients in November 2019. This program was designed to: Detect sperm in cases of virtual azoospermia- a sperm count too low to be detected on a standard semen analysis. This is typically a total sperm count below 200 (0.0002‬ million). Isolate …

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ASRM recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic

On March 17, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued a sweeping guideline, calling for US-based fertility centers to suspend all patient treatment cycles and non-urgent gamete cryopreservation in the face of the novel coronavirus outbreak. This is an unprecedented guidance- even the Zika virus did not earn a universal recommendation for cessation of all …

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Exercise May Be Linked to Sperm Quality

Most people know that diet and exercise are important for our health, and every month more studies are published showing how our lifestyle choices significantly impact our body systems. A new study published in Human Reproduction found that men who engaged in the most physical activity had the highest sperm motility, which is defined as …

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