"Couples used to assume the problem was with the woman... 'Now, physicians, patients and couples are more aware of this male factor,'" - Dr. James Kashanian of Weill Cornell Urology is featured in TIME Magazine for commentary on male infertility, as part of their coverage of one patient's experience with infertility.
Is there a link between diet and male fertility? Dr. Peter Schlegel was featured on Practice Update for expert commentary, discussing what research has suggested about how food and lifestyle choices can impact sperm production and quality:
The New York Times reported on various responses to a recent study suggesting that sperm counts have been dropping for decades. Dr. Peter Schlegel, Chairman of Weill Cornell Urology, is featured for commentary, noting that male infertility is not rising at an alarming rate.
On January 29, 2018, The Department of Urology hosted a symposium for patients on the newest treatment approaches for severe male infertility. This includes men with no sperm in the ejaculate (azoospermia) because of low sperm production as well as men with this condition of non-obstructive azoospermia that have failed attempts at testicular sperm retrieval (detection & removal of sperm from the testicle using microTESE.)
Dr. Peter Schlegel, Chairman of Urology at Weill Cornell Medicine, was featured in Newsweek, discussing the potential for a male birth control pill that would temporarily stop sperm production. Dr. Schlegel comments on recent research that lays a "genetic foundation for male birth control" in an animal study. He also explains some of the biological barriers that make the development of a male birth control pill a complex task:
Marc Goldstein, MD, DSc (hon), FACS discusses his role as a urologist, surgeon and pioneer in male infertility evaluation and treatment at Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. To make an appointment with Dr. Goldstein in NYC, please call his office at (212) 746-5470. For more information on Dr. Goldstein, please visit: http://urology.weillcornell.org/marc-goldstein
With all the focus on female fertility, we seem to forget that half the time — yes, 50 percent — it's the sperm that's to blame. But good news: There's a lot you can do to keep your swimmers strong and healthy. Here's where to start.
1. She has a gynecologist. Why don't you have a urologist?
WCM faculty, residents and fellows traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 15-19 to present their innovative research to thousands of their peers at the annual conference of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).