Decreasing Twin Pregnancies

By: Art Castelbaum, MD The last 30 years have seen a dramatic increase in the incidence of twin and triplet pregnancies in the United States. Fertility doctors have been largely responsible.  1 in every 30 infants born in 2009 was a twin; double that of 30 years ago.  The serious risks of triplet pregnancies are Read More read more

On April 21st, 2014, posted in: Blog

Fertility Preservation for Women with Breast Cancer

By: Art Castelbaum, MD I recently was  invited to speak in front of a group of breast cancer surgeons finishing their training.  In preparing for this talk, I learned that more than 11,000 women under the age of 40 are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Many of these women have not had children at Read More read more

On April 7th, 2014, posted in: Blog

Infertility Is Like the Weather

Pamela Madsen, The Fertility Advocate (Guest Blogger for RMA Philadelphia) One of my favorite quotes of all time, by Pema Chodron, is this: “You are the sky; everything else—it’s just the weather.” It is easy to apply this thinking to infertility. You are the sky; the rest is infertility!! I love this quote in the Read More read more

On March 20th, 2014, posted in: Blog

Making It Safe for Men To Talk About Fertility

By Pamela Madsen, The Fertility Advocate (Guest Blogger for RMA Philadelphia) We like to think of ourselves as enlightened, capable of intelligent discussion and rational action. Few things put those admirable qualities to the test as fast as male infertility. Mention male factor at a party and reflexively, most men blanch, squeeze their knees together Read More read more

On March 20th, 2014, posted in: Blog

Dr. Castelbaum speaks at 2014 Breast Cancer Survivorship Experience

Women and men of reproductive age who have been diagnosed with cancer may also be faced with concerns regarding their fertility. Many life-saving cancer therapies, such as chemotherapy and radiation, may negatively impact fertility by destroying sperm and eggs. Our very own Dr. Castelbaum delivered a lecture on fertility preservation for cancer patients at the Read More read more

On March 8th, 2014, posted in: News and Events