EGG FREEZING 2.0; interpretation of emerging data can be confusing

Within days of writing about the modern benefits of egg freezing a new study was published in JAMA based upon old data. They looked at national data from 2013 and concluded that pregnancy rates from egg donors were lower if the eggs had been frozen than if they were fresh. That was probably true back … Continue reading EGG FREEZING 2.0; interpretation of emerging data can be confusing

EGG FREEZING: the latest twist on “family planning”

For decades, “family planning” was synonymous with contraception. The Guttmacher Institute—a prominent reproductive health think tank—stated that “controlling family timing and size can be a key to unlocking opportunities for economic success, education and equality” for women. In fact, their most recent analysis concluded that effective contraception has contributed to increasing women’s earning power and … Continue reading EGG FREEZING: the latest twist on “family planning”

How Many EGGS do you think you have left?

You were born with every egg that you’ll ever have. Although studies suggest that there may be a process where we can create eggs; such technology is far into the future. More importantly, you’re losing eggs at a rate that far exceeds what you would guess. Current research suggests that most women will lose about … Continue reading How Many EGGS do you think you have left?

UPDATE ON EGG QUALITY AND FERTILITY; why it matters and what you can do about it

Most of today’s fertility treatment focuses on boosting the number of eggs available for fertilization. But in reality, only about 5% of the eggs produced [G1] are even able to become healthy embryos, implant and then result in the birth of a child. I think that it is also important that we explain to women all … Continue reading UPDATE ON EGG QUALITY AND FERTILITY; why it matters and what you can do about it

Why American women are having fewer babies than ever – The Washington Post

Birth rates now are about half of what they were during the height of the “baby boom.” That’s because women are waiting to start their family until they are more settled in their careers, relationships and lifestyles. Unfortunately, this same study also found that about 40% of women between 44 and 50 years of age … Continue reading Why American women are having fewer babies than ever – The Washington Post

HORMONE HAPPENINGS: Greene Guide’s News Recap

Here are some of the breaking news stories in reproductive medicine. This month there in another “first” for fertility treatment options. A woman gave birth from her mother’s uterus. We also have a look at events from 10 years ago with an update from an embryo that survived a hurricane. Check out the following: Swedish … Continue reading HORMONE HAPPENINGS: Greene Guide’s News Recap

The GREENE GUIDE’S Muse from the News—fascinating findings you’ll want to know

One of the ways that I hope to serve people better is to explain breaking research in a timely fashion. The following are just a handful of the hormone related studies that can impact you or someone that you care about. Stay informed and click on the link of any study that is of personal … Continue reading The GREENE GUIDE’S Muse from the News—fascinating findings you’ll want to know

“Delayed Pregnancy”—an update on women’s choices and fertility preservation

Our society puts a priority on reproduction. That makes sense since it is hardwired into our brain. Unfortunately, that value often results in the assumption that women that choose to wait and begin their family later in life are somehow selfish or narcissistic for “wanting to have it all.” I am pleased to share that … Continue reading “Delayed Pregnancy”—an update on women’s choices and fertility preservation

Identical Twins and IVF; here’s the latest information on “womb-mates”

As fertility treatment continues to help more women/couples achieve their family building goals, we have continued to see the risk of twins decline. IVF has helped drive up fertility treatment while also helping reduce the risk of twins. That’s occurred mainly through efforts to encourage Elective Single Embryo Transfer (ESET). At our center, nearly 90% … Continue reading Identical Twins and IVF; here’s the latest information on “womb-mates”

HORMONE HAPPENINGS: Greene Guide’s News Recap

Let’s take a few moments to review some of the latest findings in reproductive medicine. This month there is another first in reproductive medicine as well as new evidence that hormone problems may be passed to spouses. Check out the following: Ovarian Stimulation for IVF does not increase the risk of cancer: The largest review … Continue reading HORMONE HAPPENINGS: Greene Guide’s News Recap