In the Media

Priapism Increases the Risk of Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease in Men

Written by Peter N. Schlegel MD, FACSPractice Update, 10/25/2022 - The article by Mulloy et al in J Urology raises additional considerations for the management of men with priapism. The authors evaluated over 10,000 men using an administrative database, comparing the risk of developing subsequent cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and thromboembolic disease men with a history of priapism. The men with priapism had a 24% higher risk (OR, 1.24) of subsequent disease relative to men with a history of... Read More

Dr. Goldstein speaks with the Washington Post about the uptick in vasectomies following the overturn of Roe v. Wade

Men rush to get vasectomies after Roe rulingBy Meena VenkataramananJune 29, 2022 at 3:12 p.m. EDTA vasectomy is a form of permanent sterilization that prevents sperm from flowing through the vas deferens and combining with semen. The National Center for Health Statistics reported that in 2002, the main reasons women provided as to why they were relying on a vasectomy as a form of birth control is that they or their partners already had all the children they wanted. But from 2011 to 2015, other... Read More

Practice Update - Dr. Schlegel comments on the impact of the microbiome on infertility patients

Written by  Peter N. Schlegel MD, FACSPractice Update, 04/21/2021 - The microbiome has been studied in a wide variety of illnesses and medical conditions, including urologic disorders. The microbiome refers to all bacteria, fungi, and algae, as well as associated agents such as viruses and phages in a specific region (eg, urine, gut, or semen.) The authors of this article observed substantial overlap between seminal and urine microbiomes, and there was also substantial overlap between seminal... Read More

ASPIRE 2021: New focus on male factors critical for success in human fertility treatment - Dr. Peter Schlegel

The adverse impact of male factors in assisted reproductive treatments will be brought into a sharp and disturbing focus at the 10th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE) this week.The ASPIRE Congress, originally to be held in the Philippines, is being presented in virtual format to on-line participants in more than 100 countries because of ongoing concerns about COVID-19.Professor Peter Schlegel from the Centre of Reproductive Medicine at New York’s Weill Cornell... Read More

COVID-19 and Fertility

As COVID-19 vaccine distribution continues, many have expressed concerns and questions about taking these vaccines for men & women trying to have a family.  Consulting with your physician is always important to personalize your medical decisions.For males, the benefits of vaccination and avoidance of COVID-19 illness that can substantially limit fertility (at least temporarily) is considered to far outweigh the temporary, limited risks of vaccination.  For more information, please visit: ... Read More

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