Controversial Fertility Treatment Resulted in Live Births

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Embryos with a mix of normal and abnormal chromosomes implanted during in vitro fertilization (IVF) can develop into healthy newborns, a small new study suggests.

Frozen embryos: property or people?

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May 20, 2015, KHOU 11 News HOUSTON: The science of in-vitro fertilization is evolving faster than the law and raising new ethical questions about what to do with any embryos left over after the process.

Introduction of Bill Lifting Ban on IVF for Veterans

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May 19, 2015
Washington, DC, May 19, 2015 – Statement attributable to President Rebecca Z. Sokol, MD, MPH, president of the .

“We are thrilled to see the introduction of HR 2257. With introduction of this bill, Chairman Miller has made a vital step towards assuring our country lives up to its obligation to do its […]

Surgical management of endometriosis associated infertility: Time for a paradigm change

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April 07, 2015
is one of the most challenging clinical entities for gynecologists. The resultant pain and infertility are often difficult to manage, and strategies are limited. I propose a more cautious approach to -associated infertility, based on emerging evidence that “less is more” in surgical management of this problem.

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Silicon Valley Companies Add New Benefit For Women: Egg-Freezing

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October 17, 2014

In the Silicon Valley arms race to lure the top talent with the best benefits, Facebook and Apple are adding egg freezing for female employees. The two companies may be the first to pay for the procedure for women who choose it to delay childbearing.

The addition of egg-freezing to the benefits plan comes […]

What it’s like to freeze your eggs

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October 10, 2014


After a break-up, one woman decided to put her dreams of children on ice – literally – at a cost of £14,000. She describes life as one of Britain’s very few ‘freezers’

It’s 7pm on a Wednesday night, and I’m sitting at my kitchen table, holding a hypodermic needle in one hand. […]

Women are freezing their eggs as part of a career strategy


Women are freezing their s as part of a career strategy
October 03, 2014

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A friend of mine – a successful corporate lawyer – recently got married and had a baby with a man she had met at her blue-chip firm.

As their colleagues congratulated them, they told him he had infinitely improved his career prospects by […]

Dr. McKnight featured in Houston Chronicle article ‘Doctor passionate about helping cancer patients preserve fertility’


June 09, 2014
Dr. Katherine McKnight was recently featured in a Houston Chronicle article titled, “Doctor passionate about helping cancer patients preserve fertility”.  The article covers a recent interview by author Elise Kelly exploring Dr. McKnight’s passion around women’s health and helping women facing cancer treatment preserve their fertility.

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Houston IVF’s Dr. Katherine K. McKnight co-authored an article that was printed in the May 16, 2014, issue of Science Magazine


May 16, 2014
Science Magazine; May 16, 2014:
Vol. 344 no. 6185 pp. 754-757
DOI: 10.1126/science.1250598

Neurosensory Perception of Environmental Cues Modulates Sperm Motility Critical for Fertilization

Katherine McKnight1, Hieu D. Hoang2, Jeevan K. Prasain3, Naoko Brown4, Jack Vibbert2, Kyle A. Hollister5, Ray Moore3, Justin R. Ragains5, Jeff Reese4,6, Michael A. Miller2,*

Environmental exposures affect function and fertility, but the […]

Older Women Should Move More Quickly to IVF


May 06, 2014
A new study demonstrates that, for couples of older reproductive age with unexplained infertility, immediate is the most efficient treatment, resulting in fewer treatment cycles and a higher live birth rate.

In an NIH-funded, randomized clinical trial, 154 couples receiving infertility treatment at Boston and Brigham and Women’s Hospital were randomly assigned […]

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