Recurrent Implantation Failure: Why Me?

Implantation of the embryos depends upon on a well-developing embryo and a synchronous healthy endometrium. It seems deceptively simple. However, for such success to manifest, a highly-organized and amazingly intricate web of molecular interactions must first occur. When pregnancy does not occur, our inclination is to look for both an answer and for a correction. […]

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The Role of Tubal Reconstructive Surgery in the Era of IVF

Over the last few years, the ease, accessibility and efficacy of IVF has increased dramatically.  The success of tubal reconstructive surgery has remained relatively stable although the invasiveness of the surgery decreases.  Such divergence between IVF success and need for surgical involvement calls for a reassessment of a cost/risk to benefit ratio whether it may […]

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Birds and Bees Part II

Let me tell you ‘bout the “Birds and the Bees” And the flowers and the trees And the moon above And a thing called “Love”  (Herb Newman) Following ejaculation, sperm are deposited as a coagulum of secretions from not only the testicles, where sperm are made, but also from the seminal vesicles, prostate, and other accessory […]

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