Frequently Asked Questions
Listen to Dr. Silber and Joan Hamburg discuss the infertility epidemic on WOR Radio in New York.
Listen to the KMOX Health and Fitness Show where Dr. Silber answers questions from listeners.
Video of Dr. Silber’s live chat on St. Louis network TV where he answered questions about the biological clock, egg and sperm counts, cancer treatments, and other infertility issues.
How widespread is infertility? Is it usually a problem just of women?
What is the reason for this burgeoning epidemic?
Endometriosis is a condition caused by leakage of the uterine lining cells into the abdominal cavity during menstruation, and has been widely touted as a primary cause of infertility. How significant really is it?
How is it that women in menopause are now getting pregnant?
What should couples consider other than IVF?
Does a low or zero sperm count make fertilization and pregnancy even with IVF impossible
Does adding these newer technologies to IVF substantially increase the cost of treatment?
Are children born as a result of IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies at high risk of genetic abnormality or developmental problems?
Do vasectomies and tubal ligations results in permanent and irreversible sterilization?
Is vasectomy reversal unlikely to be effective if a great deal of time has passed since the vasectomy or if much of the vas deferens has been removed?
For more questions and answers, go on to Dr. Silber’s online chat transcripts:
Transcript of Dr. Silber’s live chat on www.Mom.com
Transcript of Dr. Silber’s live chat on TalkCity.com