The Future of Sperm Testing

Examination of sperm function through proteomics has the potential to improve on conventional semen analysis in the workup of male infertility. Differentially expressed proteins may serve as novel biomarkers in the identification of bilateral varicocele and may help urologists identify better options for clinical management of infertile men.

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Ovarian Tissue Freezing: An Emerging Option for Fertility Preservation

Until recently, women undergoing certain chemotherapy had few options for fertility preservation. Though still experimental, ovarian tissue cryopreservation is being performed under Institutional Review Board-approved protocol with detailed informed consent. To date, at least 26 live births have been recorded worldwide using this technique. Cleveland Clinic now offers ovarian tissue freezing for pediatric and adult populations.