Fertility doctor Alan Penzias, M.D. of Boston IVF discusses the latest advances in IVF. Through advances in technology, we a now have the ability to very accurately measure response to hormone treatment with a saliva test, which makes treatment more accessible, minimally invasive and reduces the fear of fertility therapy.
The New England Fertility Society (NEFS) recently announced the establishment of the Selwyn Oskowitz New England Fertility Society Endowment. Dr. Oskowitz founded the NEFS 25 years ago (then the Boston Fertility Society), and is a founder and reproductive endocrinologist with Boston IVF.
Boston IVF has received a two-year, one-million dollar grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to increase patient awareness of embryo donation. There are currently more than 600,000 embryos frozen in the U.S., a result of IVF cycles where excess embryos are created. Options for patients who have excess embryos and have completed their family building are: donate the embryos to research, discard them, continue to freeze them, or donate the embryos to another individual or couple. The study will research patient attitudes and awareness on embryo donation and develop a program that will influence other fertility practices to support embryo donation.