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Meet Our Researchers

Dr. DeCherney describes some of the challenges he faces in his medical practice and research

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GRAPHIC SLIDE: Alan DeCherney, M.D.

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Dr. Alan DeCherney: Are there particular challenges? I mean, everything is a challenge. Obviously, patients present a challenge. You want to help everybody. You can’t help everybody. New things come along. You want to be able to apply those new things to patient care. And it’s the same way with research. You reach a block and then things open up, so it becomes frustrating and then very rewarding as the field moves ahead. I’ve been involved since 1978 in in vitro fertilization, and the number of changes—we’ve gone [from] less than a 10% pregnancy rate to over a 50% pregnancy rate. And our understanding of the physiology of sperm and eggs and pregnancy has grown dramatically.

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