Imagine a World Without Male Infertility

Forgive me for dreaming, but it’s the New Year and a great time to think about what the future holds, if only for a moment. Maybe you have a vision for what you’d like to see happen, whether political, financial, personal or global. Here is a deeply felt professional vision that constantly inspires me. [Read more...]

Wi-Fi, Sperm Counts and Fertility

Maybe it’s time to rename the “laptop” computer something else and keep if off our laps (how about mobile computers or “mobees”?). First we hear that they generate heat that elevates scrotal temperature, and now the Wi-Fi radiation itself may be a problem. The Effect of Wi-Fi on Sperm The Wi-Fi issue was published last week and has my patients all [...]

To Fathers and Fathers To Be

“A father is a guy who has snapshots in his wallet where his money used to be.” Now there’s the essence of fatherhood. I have a similar albeit less poignant story about what it means to be a father. The Immortal Cinderella When my daughter was little, she had a plastic Cinderella statue that she [...]

A Piece of My Mind

It was a welcome call from the Midwest: “Dr. Turek, thank you very much! We took your advice and it worked! My wife is pregnant.” Nice thing to hear from someone that I had never actually met. They had simply asked for my opinion. The first of many telemedicine pregnancies at The Turek Clinic. The Second Opinion For over 4 [...]

Mice Sperm in a Dish

It’s not the mother load of discoveries in our field, but it’s pretty close. It tells us that the mother load is definitely out there…and within reach. Yup, the good news is that real. live, old-fashioned sperm were made in a dish… at least for mice. The Holy Grail: Artificial Sperm For the 55,000 reproductive age cancers survivors annually in the [...]

A Dozen Funny Reasons For Vasectomy

As a vasectomist, I realize that a vasectomy, that iconic way to stop family building in its tracks, is not simply a 10-minute procedure. In a man’s life, it is a significant cultural event. I dare you to describe a more personal, scary and misunderstood part of a man’s body with which to meddle. And, [...]