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At New York Reproductive Wellness, we’re fighting the “war” against COVID-19 with a number of weapons including practicing good social distancing, frequent hand washing, and offering new patient consultations via telemedicine to help those eager to take on a diagnosis of infertility. In military as well as marketing and political campaigns, slogans and mottos have help to simplify meaning and purpose giving us all a common message to rally around. Rosie The Riveter gave us her iconic “We Can Do It!” message in World War II. More recently in the “war” for consumer market share Nike gave us “Just Do It”. Allstate’s “You’re in Good Hands” helps consumers connect benefit…

June 2019 – Genetics in Medicine

Comparing ethnicity-based and expanded carrier screening methods at a single fertility center reveals significant differences in carrier rates and carrier couple rates June 2019 – Genetics in Medicine Expanded Carrier Screening (ECS) has become the standard of care for patients seeking fertility treatment over traditional ethnicity-based genetic screening panels. Due to the increased likelihood that individuals seek to become single parents, not knowing the genetic status of their donation partner, and the recent developments of cost-effective genomic technologies, genetic screenings have become increasingly accessible. New York Reproductive’s Dr. Avner Hershlag co-authors this study comparing the effectiveness ethnicity-based carrier screening and the newer expanded carrier screening to ensure a healthy, live…

February 2019 – RBMO Paper

Choosing an expanded carrier screening panel: comparing two panels at a single fertility centre

February 2019 – RBMO Paper

Dr. Avner Hershlag investigates Carrier rates and carrier couple rates and their increases as expanded carrier screening panels (ECS panels) include more disorders and mutations. These rates, however, vary based on self-reported ethnicity. Preconception carrier screening of a diverse ethic population benefits from a more broadened and comprehensive expended carrier screening panel.

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December 2019 – Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics

The potential impact of tumor suppressor genes on human gametogenesis: A case control study December 2019 – Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics Do infertility patients have an increased risk to harbor cancer genes? Dr. Avner Hershlag, a world-renowned leader in the field, and his team, sought to answer this question. Their findings were just published by the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. Indeed, several cancer genes were found in women with low egg reserve and in males with low or no sperm. Could cancer genes be the culprit in some cases of infertility? Do some infertile men and women have a higher chance to develop cancer? Further, larger…