Writing blogs is a way for the doctors at Servy Massey Fertility Institute to have an informal conversation with our patients on a variety of topics – more than 120 to date. From 2011’s “Diminished Ovarian Reserve: Blame It on Your Daddy” to 2016’s “Q&A on Sex Selection of Embryos,” our doctors’ blogs have covered a lot of ground.
The doctors at Servy Massey Fertility Institute are IVF pioneers who have been practicing medicine for nearly 30 years. During this time, Dr. Joe Massey (Atlanta) and Dr. Edouard Servy (Augusta) have helped thousands of couples build families.
In their blogs the doctors use their personal insight and expertise to examine the science, ethics and surprising facts surrounding fertility and infertility treatments. Here you will find in-depth answers to an array of fertility questions, explained in clear terms from a specialist’s point of view.
Do you have questions about fertility you’d like to see answered in a future blog? Ask us on our Facebook page or on the “Ask the Doctor” forms on each of our doctor bio pages on the website.
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Why do we recognize National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW)? It is a movement that began in 1989 with the goal to raise awareness about the disease of infertility and encourage people to understand their reproductive health.
Infertility affects 1 in 8 couples, so it likely affects someone you know. But are the things you’re saying really demonstrating your support, or are you inadvertently making things worse? Learn our tips compiled from real patient comments.
While genetic testing, which reveals the gender of an embryo, is well-accepted, the use of IVF for gender selection remains controversial. In his blog, Dr. Massey examines the ethics of choosing your baby’s gender.
Genetic testing to screen out defective embryos before implantation in IVF also reveals gender, giving parents a choice of having a boy or girl. History of gender selection Preimplantation genetic testing was initially developed in England in 1990 to detect single-gene and sex-chromosome linked diseases in at-risk couples. The test then was adapted as part … Continued