FERTILITY IN THE AGE OF CORONA

After more than nine weeks into the COVID-19 crisis, we are still adapting. We’ve learned new verbs like “distancing” and gather in new venues. Now, finally, fertility patients are increasingly able to meet with their healthcare providers at clinics. Fertility in the age of corona may end up becoming our new “normal.” Read More

A NEW YEAR. A NEW DECADE. A NEW STANDARD.

It’s the opening days of a new year and a new decade. As I began planning for what I believe will be an outstanding 2020, the recent holiday break provided me with an opportunity to reflect on the history of reproductive medicine. The year 1969 brought us the first report of the in vitro fertilization of a human oocyte – a game-changer. To obtain sperm for that pioneering work, Edwards centrifuged and washed the semen sample. Thus, at the dawn of ART, there was spinning. Read More

ON THE BULLET TRAIN TO THE FUTURE OF FERTILITY

Even in 2019, the amount of technology and innovation in Japan is stunning. Bullet trains whisk people around the country at amazing speeds, departing every few minutes, 24-7. High-definition billboards advertise hyper-realistic augmented reality video games. An AI-powered customer service robot helps travelers with questions at the airport. It all feels both like the future and very much routine... Read More