Not ready to get pregnant? Calculate your fertility profile

Here’s an interesting concept if you’re not ready to conceive yet. In an article at Stl.com, David Elan Simckes, M.D suggests that you create your “fertility profile.” He says, “Women only have a finite number of eggs and their numbers drop steadily from the time a girl is born. By age 30, 10 percent of women will meet the …

Women physicians regret delaying childbearing

Many female physicians say that if they had to do it over again, they might have tried to have children sooner, chosen a different specialty, or elected to have embryos frozen “just in case” they had later fertility problems, an investigator said at the conjoint meeting of the International Federation of Fertility Societies and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. …

Angelina Jolie’s decision spotlights cancer treatment options

An article in the Washington Post Angelina Jolie’s difficult decision based on her family history and the fact that she carried the BRCA1 gene highlights the many options for cancer treatment today.

“‘Jolie’s op-ed probably will inspire other women to find out more information and think about their choices, said Eleni Tousimis, chief of breast surgery at Georgetown hospital. There …

A new book on egg freezing out today

In a first-person column in the Wall Street Journal, Sarah Elizabeth Richards, the author of “Motherhood Rescheduled: The New Frontier of Egg Freezing and the Women Who Tried It,” to be published today by Simon and Schuster, explains “Why I Froze My Eggs (And You Should, Too).”

She explains, “Egg freezing stopped the sadness that I was feeling at …

Sophia Vergara is freezing her eggs

In an interview in the April issue of Vogue magazine as reported in Parade magazine , “Modern Family” actress Sofia Vergara revealed that she is not only interested in having more kids, she is freezing her eggs in order to do so. Vergara, 40, who already has a 21-year-old son, told the publication, “They want to get as many good …

Egg freezing for fertility preservation no longer experimental

As reported in an article in the Opinion section of the New York Times, the American Society For Reproductive Medicine no longer considers egg freezing for fertility preservation as experimental.

"In our fertility-obsessed society, women can’t escape the message that it’s harder to get pregnant after 35. And yet, it’s not a conversation patients are having with the doctors they …

Caloric restriction may improve egg quality

Restricting calories in women nearing the end of their reproductive years may prolong fertility and reduce chromosomal defects in offspring, research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests.

A strategy that has been shown to reduce age-related health problems in several animal studies may also combat a major cause of age-associated infertility and birth defects. Investigators …