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Fertility Preservation | Egg Freezing | Reproductive Health

By: Alexandra Fontaine
August 2nd, 2022

What happens when you're concerned about the dreaded "biological clock" but not ready to have children yet? Alex, a 27-year old medical student pursuing big career goals, shares how and why she made the decision to undergo an egg freezing cycle while she was still in her twenties, and the financial and physical challenges she faced along the way. Keep reading to hear Alex's story, in her own words.

cancer | Fertility Preservation | men's health | Mental Health

By: Dr. Spencer Richlin
November 8th, 2021

During the month of November, you may see many of those around you growing out beards and mustaches in support of “Movember.” But what exactly are we raising awareness for?

cancer | Fertility Preservation | Egg Freezing | Fertility Testing

By: Dr. Laura Meyer
October 12th, 2021

Cancer touches the lives of almost all Americans. Up to 40 percent of people will at some point face a cancer diagnosis, so we see and feel its effects in our families and across our communities.

Fertility Preservation | Egg Freezing

By: Joshua M. Hurwitz, MD
October 7th, 2020

Some of the most emotionally difficult conversations I have in my office on a weekly basis are those with patients who are diagnosed with cancer and come to me for fertility preservation. There is a psychological “double blow” hitting them all at once: not only is their cancer itself scary, but they are also worried that they will not be able to have children afterwards, because chemotherapy and radiation – while lifesaving – can damage their sperm and eggs.

Infertility | Fertility Preservation | Egg Freezing | TTC | Reproductive Health | Affording Treatment

By: Lisa Rosenthal
August 20th, 2018

Millennials became the “largest living generation” in 2015, outpacing the Baby Boomers, as reported by Healthline. This information was published in 2017 and was about, of all things, the state of fertility, infertility, babymaking, and delayed parenthood.

Fertility Preservation

By: Joshua M. Hurwitz, MD
February 13th, 2018

Some of the most emotionally difficult conversations I have in my office on a weekly basis are those with patients who are diagnosed with cancer and come to me for fertility preservation. There is a psychological “double blow” hitting them all at once: not only is their cancer itself scary, but they are also worried that they will not be able to have children afterwards because chemotherapy and radiation – while life saving – can damage their sperm and eggs. Fertility preservation is a paramount concern for both men and women faced with cancer treatments. This is why it is important to tackle these difficult issues even in younger patients who are not planning to have children until the distant future. Cancer patients are understandably focused on their treatments, but fertility preservation should not be overlooked. Here are some common misconceptions and insights that often surprise patients and even some of my medical colleagues.