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The Male Fertility Experience

Many people assume that most fertility problems come from the female and that women are more likely than men to be the cause of not conceiving. Not so. Male factors cause or contribute to subfertility in 50% of cases, and men can be just as upset and frustrated by the process as women. (more…)

Unexplained Infertility Explained

As the term implies, unexplained infertility is a type of infertility whose cause is unknown. (more…)

The Food and Fertility Connection

Angela Le, a licensed acupuncturist, says she has seen firsthand how better eating habits help women going through fertility treatment, and in her regularly scheduled Fertility and Nutrition workshop, she can show how you can benefit from a healthier diet too.

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Dr. Mark V. Sauer & Dr. Janet M. Choi Named in the New York Magazine Best Doctors List 2014

June 24th, 2014|By |News|0 Comments
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    Dr. Mark V. Sauer & Dr. Janet M. Choi Named in the New York Magazine Best Doctors List 2014

Dr. Mark V. Sauer and Dr. Janet M. Choi were both named in the New York Magazine Best Doctors List 2014. The new issue also lists 3 additional physicians who are faculty members from other divisions of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at CUMC. CWRC wishes to congratulate them all on this wonderful achievement.

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Surrogacy or gestational carrier?

June 18th, 2014|By |Articles|0 Comments

Some couples facing infertility may need to consider using a surrogate or a gestational carrier. What is the difference?

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Dr. Sauer’s research could help fight disease

May 23rd, 2014|By |Articles|0 Comments

A team of scientists, including Dr. Mark Sauer and researchers at the New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute, has created the first disease-specific embryonic stem cell line with two sets of chromosomes. This discovery may allow scientists to make personalized stem cells that can be used to develop cell therapies to combat disease.

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Dr. Sauer Talks to the Washington Post

May 19th, 2014|By |Articles|0 Comments

HIV-positive adults who want to have children often turn to assisted reproductive techniques. But a recent story in the Washington Post suggests that natural, unprotected sex may be a viable option for some HIV-positive individuals.

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Dr. Sauer Talks to Time Magazine

May 7th, 2014|By |News|0 Comments

Donating eggs for scientific research is a controversial issue and that controversy has been heating up recently. On Monday, Time magazine reported that two research studies have demonstrated the ability to insert healthy DNA into human egg cells that have had faulty DNA removed.
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Endometriosis & Infertility

Endometriosis, a cause of female infertility, is a condition in which endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus. Many women with endometriosis have severe cramping during their menstrual period and experience pain during or after sexual intercourse. Research shows that endometriosis is more common in women with fertility problems and that pregnancy rates among women with endometriosis tend to be lower than that of the general population. A common question we hear at CWRC is: “Can women with endometriosis be treated successfully?”

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Dr. Mark Sauer’s Response to Marcy Darnovsky’s New York Times Op-Ed, “Genetically Modified Babies”

March 14th, 2014|By |News|0 Comments
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    Dr. Mark Sauer’s Response to Marcy Darnovsky’s New York Times Op-Ed, “Genetically Modified Babies”

Research to Save Lives: A Response to “Genetically Modified Babies” by Marcy Darnovsky, Executive Director at the Center for Genetics and Society (Op-Ed, Feb. 25)

Every year, thousands of women give birth to children who will die as infants or young adults because of severe mitochondrial diseases. The procedure of mitochondrial transfer holds much promise of enabling these women to have healthy babies and removes the risk of disease in these children’s future offspring.

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