The truth about Testosterone…a contraceptive Not a fertility enhancing drug!

Posted by on May 20, 2019 in Infertility, Pregnancy
The truth about Testosterone…a contraceptive Not a fertility enhancing drug!

The Increasing use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) has tripled in the last ten years for men over the age of 40. The use of TRP has also increased in younger men.  Historically, the indications for TRP have been erectile dysfunction and fatigue, yet the question(s) remains as to if it is being used in […]

UP IN SMOKE? Male fertility and cannabis

Posted by on May 13, 2019 in Infertility, Pregnancy
UP IN SMOKE?  Male fertility and cannabis

Male Factormakes up @ 40% of all infertility diagnoses.  With that in mind, information and education to that which may affect male fertility, should be taken into serious account.  One of the trending topics of late has been Cannabis use and its effects.  Cannabis has been around a long time but recent changes in legislation […]

MYOINOSITOL (M-IN)…Can it help you conceive?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2019 in Infertility, Pregnancy
MYOINOSITOL (M-IN)…Can it help you conceive?

Recently there has been considerable interest in the use of myoinositol (M-inositol, M-IN) in the treatment of infertility for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and IVF. Questions about inositol arise such as what is it, how does it work, and does the literature support the use inositol in the treatment of various aspects of infertility? MEET […]

Vitamin D: Is all the hype justified?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2019 in IVF, Pregnancy
Vitamin D: Is all the hype justified?

Recently there has been a significant increase in healthcare concerns about Vit D. Research suggests that these concerns may be justified. So what is it Vitamin D and should a person care? VITAMINS: WHAT DO WE REALLY NEED TO KNOW? Vitamin D is not really a vitamin based upon the definition of vitamin. A vitamin […]

Semen analysis: what does it really mean?

Posted by on Mar 10, 2019 in Pregnancy
Semen analysis: what does it really mean?

The semen analysis has been used to diagnose male factor infertility since the 1930’s. In the 1980’s the World Health Organization (WHO) published a manual describing the Roper methods for performing the semen analysis. They also published normal and abnormal values. It was these values that became the method for identifying male factor infertility. There […]

AGE, AMH And Reality

Posted by on Feb 18, 2019 in Infertility, IVF
AGE, AMH And Reality

Despite Hollywood myths to the contrary, women are faced with the harsh reality that as they age their chances of having a genetic child become less and less.  And, if the pages of People Magazine and other tabloids are to be called in question, this occurs at the relatively young age of 41, when as […]

Dr. Rinehart responses to infertility questions

Posted by on Feb 4, 2019 in Infertility
Dr. Rinehart responses to infertility questions

What is the medical definition of infertility? The definition of infertility varies depending upon the situation. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) defines infertility as follows: “Infertility is a disease, defined by the failure to achieve a successful pregnancy after 12 months or more of appropriate, timed unprotected intercourse or therapeutic donor insemination.” (Practice […]

Dr. Rinehart Quoted In brit.co Article

Posted by on Dec 26, 2018 in Infertility, Statistics
Dr. Rinehart Quoted In brit.co Article

Dr. Rinehart was quoted on the brit.co website in a article by Natasha Lavender titled: “Research Shows Global Fertility Rates Are Dropping — But Don’t Panic” Please click the link below to read the full article on brit.co https://www.brit.co/global-fertility-rates-decline-study/

The Truth is in the Thyroid: How important is the role of the thyroid in causing infertility?

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Endocrine System, Infertility
The Truth is in the Thyroid:  How important is the role of the thyroid in causing infertility?

There are many systems in the body that can contribute to infertility and are thus tested, and if necessary managed, in order to allow conception to occur.  This is part of a proper workup with a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) specialist. What does the thyroid do and how does it work? A major player […]

Ready for Prime Time? Creating new eggs through stem cell technology.

Posted by on Sep 29, 2018 in Stem Cells
Ready for Prime Time? Creating new eggs through stem cell technology.

On September 20th, the journal Science published an article by Yamashiro et al titled:” Generation of human oogonia from induced pluripotential stem cells in vitro.” Oogonia are the cells that make eggs. Women generate 6- 7 million eggs while still in the womb, and no more after that (according to conventional thinking), so the production […]