Fertility Updates Blog

The Latest on Fertility Research & Treatment

Mark Your Calendar: Clinical Fertility Day for the Public on 11/18/2018

A rare opportunity for fertility patients to learn about the cutting-edge treatment options directly from global experts in NYC Sunday, November 18, 2018 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM We expect the space to sell out. Reserve your seat here! Learn about the most promising fertility treatments directly from some of the leading fertility experts in the world in an immersive, interactive afternoon in New... Read More

CHR Is Seeking a Reproductive Endocrinologist to Join Our Team

We are hiring for board-eligible/certified reproductive endocrinologist! CHR is seeking a qualified physician with proven research interest to join the center’s team of clinicians and biologists. Commensurate with qualifications, appointment are available at junior, assistant, associate and senior scientist levels. A leading private, academically affiliated fertility center in New York City... Read More

“Treating Poor Prognosis Patients”: Virtual University of Reproductive Medicine

Dr. Gleicher contributed a course to the Virtual University of Reproductive Medicine, on fertility treatment strategies for poor-prognosis patients. Chapters include: Ovarian aging Anticipating poor response by diagnosing LFOR Why understanding the causes of LFOR matter Individualization of cycle management What can be achieved Inflammation and the immune system Avoiding... Read More

Evidence-Based Treatment for POR/POF: Video

Dr. Gleicher was invited to the joint meeting of Ovarian Club and CoGEN (Controversies in preconception, preimplantation and prenatal genetic diagnosis) in December 2017. His presentation on the evidence-based fertility treatment for patients with POR/POF is available on... Read More

Open Positions at CHR

CHR has two open positions in the embryology laboratory and one in the clinical department. For all positions, please email CV to [email protected] Laboratory Technician B.S.- or M.S.-level candidate with U.S. work eligibility for technical assistant role in the laboratory division.  Qualified candidates must demonstrate an aptitude, reliability, and skill set consistent with a variety of... Read More

Inaugural FRM conference ends with success

The inaugural 2016 Translational Reproductive Biology and Clinical Reproductive Biology conference ended with tremendous success on November 20, 2016, with nearly 300 participants from all over the world learning the most up-to-date developments in the field from some of the leading scholars. We are looking forward to an even bigger success in 2017. Watch the highlights video... Read More

Who Is Misleading Whom? IVF for Women over 40

An article titled “The Misleading Promise of IVF for Women Over 40” in the October 17, 2016 issue of The New York Times, raised some eyebrows at CHR. Here is a short commentary from Dr. Gleicher, CHR's Medical Director and Chief Scientist, who has devoted a good portion of his career to improving the fertility prospects of women with low ovarian reserve, including women over 40, with... Read More

Women with BRCA1 mutations may be at risk of low ovarian reserve

Women who carry a BRCA1 mutation, a gene mutation that predisposes women to developing breast cancer, may also experience premature loss of eggs, according to a British study. The study analyzed the levels of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) in women who are carriers of BRCA1 mutation and those who are not. AMH levels are used to determine the level of ovarian reserve--each woman's ability to... Read More

Study Finds Lower IVF Success Rates in Women with Depression

According to a recent Swedish research, women undergoing IVF after a diagnosis of depression or anxiety, or had taken antidepressant, had lower success rates with IVF than women without this experience. The researchers compared women who are undergoing their first IVF cycle who either had been diagnosed with depression or anxiety, or had taken an antidepressant to women who did not. They found... Read More

Spotlight on Postpartum Depression

Two New York Times articles last week shed light on an important but often-overlooked issue around pregnancy: depression and premature births. Depression in both mothers and fathers during pregnancy increases the risk of "moderately premature birth," at 32-36 weeks' gestation, according to a Well article based on a Swedish study published in British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (BJOG).... Read More