|February 2013 · Vol. 25, No. 2
UPDATE ON FERTILITY
Two experts discuss a Tool Box for tackling infertility, the safety
of reproductive technologies, and smoking’s detrimental effects
on reproductive health
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Dr. Abusief is a Board-Certified Specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Fertility Physicians of Northern California in Palo Alto and San Jose, California.
Dr. Adamson is Director of Fertility Physicians of Northern California in Palo Alto and San Jose; Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine; and Past President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.Dr. Abusief reports no financial relationships relevant to this article. Dr. Adamson reports that he receives research grants from LabCorp and Auxogyn, and is the founder and CEO of Advanced Reproductive Care.
Infertility is not just a woman’s issue; it is a couple’s issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-third of cases of infertility are caused by a reproductive problem for the woman, one-third are caused by a problem for the man, and one-third are due to problems for both partners or to unknown causes.1