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The Voice November 2021

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we here at the CHR for the second year in a row are missing out on the hectic last-minute preparations for our annual conference in New York City on reproductive biology and endocrinology, the CHR until 2019 co-hos

Nov 24th, 2021
The Voice October 2021

We welcome our readers to the October issue of the VOICE, we hope again packed with interesting and relevant information for patients, colleagues, and any other party interested in reproductive sciences and clinical infertility. October is ...

Oct 15th, 2021
The Voice September 2021

We are pleased to welcome you to the first issue of the VOICE for the academic year 2021/2022. A new publishing team has taken over, and differences in style and content distribution will, therefore, become quickly apparent. Hopefully also very apparent...

Oct 6th, 2021
Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Sep 3rd, 2021
The latest news in Science: May 2021

In this section we attempt to draw attention to science papers we perceive as potentially important for the basic understanding of reproductive biology and, therefore, may have translational relevance to ...

Aug 24th, 2021
What is new regarding COVID-19?

Most of the COVID-19 news these days is positive: new infections in the U.S. and countries, like Israel, have been declining rapidly and, with its deaths from the disease.

Apr 27th, 2021
Ethical concerns with IVF practive: II

The appropriate role of profit incentives on medical practice has been, and will remain for some time to come, the central theme in every discussion of national health care, - whatever the system.

Apr 15th, 2021
Did you know? April 2021

Alarming news about declining sperm counts have recently made headlines in medical literature as well as lay media.

Apr 15th, 2021
Mild Ovarian Stimulation

Two prominent voices in the fertility field known as longstanding supporters of mild ovarian stimulation were at it once again (Nargund and Fauser, Reprod Biomed Online 2020;41:569-571) when publishing an editorial with ...

Mar 16th, 2021
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Mar 16th, 2021
Breaking News in Science

In a published letter (_Santoro et al Reprod Sciences 2021; https:/, a small group of prominent physicians, scientists, and ethicists in reproductive medicine urged ...

Mar 16th, 2021
Ethical concerns with contemporary IVF practice

It is 42 years from the birth of the first IVF offspring and the world is now already approaching 10 million IVF births. There are few, if any, new medical treatments that can point toward such enormous success.

Mar 16th, 2021
Did you know?

Access To Fertility Coverage Expanded By New York State For Same Sex Couples As Part Of 2021 Women’s Agenda And New York Child Parent Security Act (Cpsa) Went Into Effect

Mar 16th, 2021
The VOICE Digest: March 2021

In this issue, we continue to offer what we consider the most important news relating to the infertility field and/or reproductive biology in the preceding month.

Mar 16th, 2021
February Clinical Updates

Important new observations about placental physiology, protecting offspring from viral infections

Feb 15th, 2021
Inquiries regarding male infertility

For some time, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has in the literature been considered a risk factor for male infertility; but up to this point it was not very clear ...

Feb 15th, 2021
Does IVF increase ovarian cancer risks?

No question in IVF has been as thoroughly investigated as this question and the repeated answer has practically always been the same: there is no evidence that even large numbers of repeat IVF cycles increase cancer risks!

Feb 15th, 2021
February COVID-19 Updates

That the World Health Organization (WHO) needs help, has been rather obvious for some time. Whether its disastrous performance at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic was professional incompetence or ...

Feb 15th, 2021
February CHR VOICE Digest

Based on feedback from our readers, each month we will be highlighting what we consider the most important news for fertility patients and professionals working in the field.

Feb 15th, 2021
January 2021 COVID-19 Updates

In December, *ASRM issued the first clinical recommendation from its COVID-19 Task Force which “did not recommend withholding the (anti-COVID-19) vaccine from patients who are planning to ...

Feb 1st, 2021
January CHR VOICE Digest

The VOICE is getting an upgrade! Based on feedback from our readers, each month we will be highlighting what we consider the most important news for fertility patients and professionals working in the field.

Feb 1st, 2021
EcoDEP (Frozen Donor Egg Program) Donor Listing

EcoDEP, CHR's frozen donor egg program that offers a lower-cost alternative to traditional (fresh) egg donor program, has a limited number of donor eggs immediately available to recipients.

Dec 21st, 2020
December CHR VOICE Digest

As we head into the holiday season many of us find ourselves, as we have for some time, ready for the year to end, hoping for a more normal 2021. But what a year 2020 has been!

Dec 15th, 2020
The SARS-CoV-2 Virus And Our Immune Response

Here is for once a somewhat happy COVID-19 pandemic story. At already somewhat advanced age, I am still an actively practicing physician-scientist in New York City, since April regularly tested ...

Nov 17th, 2020
November CHR VOICE Digest

As we are finalizing this issue of The VOICE, the country has established a new president-elect who will be inaugurated in January.

Nov 17th, 2020
October CHR VOICE Digest

Since our September issue was completely dedicated to COVID-19, here is, for all practical purposes, our first regular issue of the VOICE in the 2020/2021 academic year, and what an academic year ...

Oct 16th, 2020
The Changing Practice of Assisted Reproduction

Mostly unnoticed and/or unmentioned by media, because of what has been happening in many countries to national health care systems (the U.S. included), brought on by the COVID-19 ...

Oct 16th, 2020
What to do after a failed IVF cycle?

The chance of pregnancy in an IVF cycle, of course, depend on many factors. Two often related factors, however, dominate: female age and functional ovarian reserve.

Oct 16th, 2020
COVID-19 Bulletin 7/6/2020

Evolving understanding of COVID-19 immunity, notable articles in the medical literature and the media, and more.

Jul 6th, 2020
COVID-19 Bulletin, July 6, 2020

Over the long July 4th weekend, The New York Times (July 5, 2020, pages 15-18) published a revealing lead article, documenting the stealthy nature of the COVID-19 epidemic in the U.S.

Jul 6th, 2020
June VOICE is here!

In this month's CHR VOICE, we discuss what it means to "follow science" and continue our series on fertility treatments for women with low functional ovarian reserve.

Jul 3rd, 2020
COVID-19 Bulletin 6/29/2020

New study suggests a lower immunity level in the community than the typically quoted 60%, gauged by antibody tests, may be sufficient to protect everyone from COVID-19, as new case numbers surge in southwestern US states.

Jun 29th, 2020
COVID-19 Bulletin, June 29, 2020

Not at all unexpected, COVID-19 infections have significantly rebounded with, unquestionably, a very profound degree of community spread being the underlying cause.

Jun 29th, 2020
CHR's COVID-19 Bulletin, June 22, 2020

Media reports from all over the world suggest that we may be at the beginning of a second COVID-19 wave, while some epidemiologists/public health experts have suggested ...

Jun 22nd, 2020
COVID-19 Bulletin 6/22/2020

As New York City enters the Phase II of reopening, are we witnessing the 2nd wave of COVID-19 infections?

Jun 22nd, 2020
COVID-19 Bulletin 6/10/2020

WHO was wrong about asymptomatic patients being contagious, and other COVID-19 fake news to watch out for.

Jun 10th, 2020
May VOICE is here!

While COVID-19 still continues to dominate our psyche, we look forward with a first article in a series on DOR/LFOR.

May 7th, 2020
The essence of the COVID-19 crisis

The amount of information distributed in print, social media, Internet and television on the COVID-19 crisis is, likely, unprecedented.

May 7th, 2020
Practical consequences of COVID-19 for CHR's fertility patients

We have repeatedly, and in detail, laid out in these pages and in CHR’s intermittent COVID-19 Bulletins why CHR made the decision to remain open, while most other IVF centers decided to close down. Though it was a controversial decision, we are pleased to

May 7th, 2020
CHR's COVID-19 Bulletin, May 7, 2020

As the country is slowly “reopening” it economy, the President’s COVID-19 Task Forece is redirecting its focus by concentrating on this reopening process and on, as quickly as possible, developing an effective vaccine.

May 7th, 2020
CHR's COVID-19 Bulletin, April 29, 2020

One of the major problems why COVID-19 is being managed incorrectly almost all over the world, is the extraordinary exaggeration of risk by interested parties.

Apr 29th, 2020
CHR's COVID-19 Bulletin, April 27, 2020

In an article on April 23 the Daily Beast expanded on the information we provide in CHR’s Bulletin of April 22, in which we reported that autopsies in ...

Apr 27th, 2020
CHR's COVID-19 Bulletin, April 13, 2020

As expected, death rates from COVID-19 in the New York Tristate Area have reached a peak this week. Quite reassuringly, new hospital admissions and admissions into intensive care have dramatically declined, however.

Apr 13th, 2020
COVID-19: What can I do to continue on my fertility journey?

"What can I do while waiting for my IVF center to reopen?" This is probably the most frequent question we are hearing today, as so many IVF centers have closed their doors temporarily and, often, quite suddenly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 2nd, 2020