6Jun, 2017

New stem cell research advances are presenting some headlines that are sci-fi worthy. Researchers from Kyusha University in Japan have succeeded in taking the skin stem cells from mice, performing some complicated bio-engineering and creating reproductive cells forming eggs and sperm. As the New York Times reported this can make for some wild speculations about what the future of human reproduction may hold. Babies made from the skin cells of four different people, for instance, meaning co-parenting times four. Or there’s the stranger possibility of obtaining skin cells from celebrities […]

Six-Week Fertility Support Group
26May, 2017

Infertility Support Group: A Mind-Body Approach for the San Diego Community Tuesdays, starting June 13th Beginning Tuesday evenings, starting June 13th the new Infertility Support Group, led by social worker Rachel Rabinor (LCSW) and naturopathic Dr. Elizabeth Winter (ND), will begin its next six-week session. Started as a way to fill a void in the San Diego community by offering women struggling with infertility a face-to-face, supportive environment, the group focuses on a mind-body approach drawing on Rabinor’s professional training as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Dr. Winter’s expertise […]

Resolve: The National Infertility Association
9May, 2017

Last month during Infertility Awareness Week, several leading newspapers ran headlines noting that one in eight couples struggled with infertility.  That’s 15 percent of the couples in the U.S.  While this may not be news to couples who have already faced or are facing infertility, raising awareness and educating the wider public is a positive step toward helping these couples and those beginning attempts to conceive.  Nation-wide walks like San Diego Resolve’s Walk for Hope were also part of the awareness week.  These walks foster community and offer support to […]

EvatarNew Breakthrough Fertility Model
19Apr, 2017

Evatar is a new exciting technological advance that has just been added to the field of reproductive health. It’s a complete, robotic replica of the female reproductive system. The team of researchers from Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Draper Laboratory developed Evatar and it comes equipped with a complete uterus, ovaries and a menstrual cycle. Made from human and mouse tissue, it is able to mimic the 28-day menstrual cycle. Evatar also produces hormones, often the cause of many reproductive system complications from cancer and fibroids […]

male sperm fertility
27Mar, 2017

While preoccupation and focus on fertility may seem a predominantly female concern, it is important to note that 50% of infertility worldwide is also a result of male fertility issues. Men need to pay just as much attention to fertility as women do. After all, it does take two in order to make a baby, or at least an egg from a woman and a sperm from a man. As a way to bring awareness to, and encourage, men to check their fertility, a new fertility App has been developed […]

9Mar, 2017

As we spring forward into Daylight Savings Time in Southern California, we’d like to bring your attention to a new study regarding fertility and the time change. Pushing the clock an hour forwards or backwards may not seem like enough to make a huge difference in matters of IVF, but the change does alter our circadian rhythms and how we respond physiologically to changes in daylight and the sleep wake cycle. In a new study conducted by researchers at Boston Medical School, patients undergoing IVF were monitored during and after […]

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