Single motherhood, PCOS’ effects on egg quality, TSH and fertility, and more – March 2019 CHR VOICE Digest

February and running into March has been a very busy month at CHR clinically and in terms of international visitors. Because the annual conference “Best of ASRM and ESHRE” this year took place in NYC, we welcomed quite a number of visitors at CHR, among those Evelyn Telfer, PhD from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, UK, one of the world’s most recognized reproductive biologists and long-time collaborator with CHR’s David F. Albertini, PhD. We, indeed, were privileged to celebrate her husband’s 70th birthdays with the couple and a small group of colleague and friends at Le Charlot next to CHR.

Dr. Telfer, Dr. Patrizio, Dr. Brivanlou and CHR investigators

Our lead article this month addresses the rapidly growing number of usually more mature single women who consciously decide to become single mothers with help of fertility treatments. In contrast to single men, who are also seen with increasing frequency in fertility centers seeking single fatherhood, women can do it all on their own (men, of course, require a woman to carry the pregnancy, i.e., a so-called gestational carrier). In addition, we present CHR’s 2018 publication list, should anyone of our readers be interested in a reprint. And, finally, this issue of the VOICE also again tackles a number of your questions. We hope you enjoy the read!

In this issue of the CHR VOICE, we cover:

Norbert Gleicher, MD, leads CHR’s clinical and research efforts as Medical Director and Chief Scientist. A world-renowned specialist in reproductive endocrinology, Dr. Gleicher has published hundreds of peer-reviewed papers and lectured globally while keeping an active clinical career focused on ovarian aging, immunological issues and other difficult cases of infertility.