Hi, my name is Shane Lipskind. As a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist and a fellowship-trained subspecialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, I feel incredibly fortunate to have gravitated toward one of the most dynamic and compelling fields in all of medicine. If you're reading this page, you may understand why. While the science of reproductive medicine is absolutely fascinating in its own right, it was the promise of helping patients to fulfill their dreams of family and a better quality of life that inspired to become a reproductive endocrinologist.
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection: Sperm can be aspirated from the testicles or the epididymis, and while there is not enough for successful artificial insemination, there is enough to fertilize an ovum by . This avoids the problem of anti-sperm antibodies and may result in a faster pregnancy. IVF (In-vitro fertilization) may be less costly (see aforementioned text) per cycle than reversal in some health-care systems, but a single . cycle is often insufficient for conception. Disadvantages include the need for procedures on the woman, and the standard potential side-effects of . for both the mother and the child.