Archive Posts

How sexual lubricants can affect fertility

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Renee E Mestad, MDKazim R Chohan, PhD, HCLD Upstate family planning expert Renee Mestad, MD is joined by Kazim Chohan, PhD, director of Upstate’s Andrology Laboratory, to discuss the findings of Chohan’s recent study on common sexual lubricants and their impact on conception. They also talk about other things that may impede a couples’ chances of conceiving.

Read the study: In vitro effects of coital lubricants and synthetic and natural oils on sperm motility, and read the story: Study warns some lubricants could block conception


Does losing weight help overweight women improve fertility?

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Frederick D Sengstacke II, MDDr. Frederick Sengstacke discusses a recent study suggesting that weight loss does not improve fertility in overweight women, which defies all previous teachings.  Weight loss does not improve fertility



6/17/12 Infertility and reproductive endocrinology

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Frederick Sengstacke, MD Dr. Frederick Sengstacke, director of Upstate’s in-vitro fertilization (IVF) program, talks about the diagnosis and treatment of infertility and reproductive endocrinology, including Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART and IVF).

University IVF Program, call  315 464-7249 to schedule an evaluation. Most insurances accepted.


5/13/12 New techniques for preserving eggs for invitro fertilization

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Shawky Z Badawy, MD

Dr. Shawky Badawy talks about the evolution and success of in vitro fertilization, and a new technique now offered at Upstate called vitrification.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Upstate Medical University

Nature Medicine Study Demonstrates Eggs Can Mature From a Woman’s Own Egg Precursor Cells