Preservation of Eggs and Sperm

Preservation of Eggs and Sperm

Preservation of eggs and sperm is now a component of the discussions in women and in men who wish to preserve their reproductive capacity. Our ability to cryopreserve and reliably use these oocytes in an efficient manner that produce children has paved roads for both medically indicated and social gamete preservation. But what about those […]

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Zika Virus Could Cause Infertility in Men

zika virus infertility

A study just published in the scientific journal NATURE found that Zika virus could cause infertility in men. The study showed that mice infected with Zika had shrunken testicles, low testosterone levels and low sperm counts. These findings according to researchers are most likely irreversible since infected cells within the testicles are destroyed. Whether Zika […]

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Fertility Preservation for Patients with Cancer

egg freezing for cancer patients

Due to recent medical advances, a cancer diagnosis–although devastating–no longer means the loss of life or even ultimate fertility. Fertility preservation options should be considered when planning cancer treatment because chemotherapy and radiation, the standards of care in cancer treatment, can result in gonadotoxicity rendering both men and women permanently sterile. The new field of […]

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