“To be considered a normal sperm sample, you need to have a minimum of 40 million sperm or more… so a million is well below that normal, lower level… but you’ll still have pregnancy rates close to 5%, which is equivalent to looking at the birth control pill.” Dr. Jesse Hade on UNews
“When the Alliance for Fertility Preservation spoke to Generation Next Fertility about this exceedingly generous opportunity, they expressed how grateful they feel to be able to make this possible for women who have been given a cancer diagnosis and are interested in having a family. They added that this isn’t a lottery or intended as promotional tool, as much as it is a chance to do something they feel can make an enormous impact on the lives of women who need it. “
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“At Generation Next, almost all patients that come to see us will be parents. One of the things that I feel passionate about is to give patients options. We will help them find that path. Empowerment is one of the biggest missions that we want to do at Generation Next. Helping people achieve their reproductive dreams is by far the most amazing and gratifying way I could spend my career.”
“Success rates are tough since there are many ways to evaluate success,” says Edward J. Nejat, MD, MBA, FACOG, a New York–based reproductive endocrinologist. “Of course, taking home a baby is the most common definition of success, but often the publicized success rates are just limited to IVF, and there are ways to manipulate statistics.”
“‘Adrenaline activates our sympathetic nervous system causing individuals to be awake and alert,’ Dr. Luk says. ‘High adrenaline levels may cause difficulty in falling sleep. Therefore, ensuring that your body is relaxed is imperative to keep adrenaline levels low and to make it easier to sleep.’”
April 5, 2019 – 7 Habits That Can Lower Your Estrogen Levels
“Even if you have symptoms of low estrogen, though, that doesn’t mean it’s too late to turn things around. ‘A healthy diet, adequate sleep, and regular exercise are beneficial to regulate the hormonal balances in the body,’ Dr. Janelle Luk, a reproductive endocrinologist, tells Bustle. ‘In addition, certain foods can boost estrogen in the body. These are: flax seeds, soy products, pistachios, peanuts, [and] walnuts.’”
May 21, 2019 – 8 Health Problems That Can Make It Harder To Get Pregnant
“‘Adenomyosis occurs when endometrial tissue grows into the muscles of the uterus,’ Dr. Janelle Luk, reproductive endocrinologist and medical director and co-founder of Generation Next Fertility, tells Bustle. ‘This may lead to anatomical changes that block migrating sperm or hinder proper embryo implantation,’ she says, ‘which reduce chances of pregnancy.’”
Jul 2, 2019 – Does A Late Period Mean I’m Pregnant?
“According to Dr. Janelle Luk, MD, reproductive endocrinologist and medical director/co-founder of Generation Next Facility, there are numerous reasons a non-pregnant person might not be getting their period. ‘Several common reasons for a late period include stress, low body weight, obesity, different hormonal syndromes, birth control, and chronic diseases,’ she tells Bustle.”
Jul 2, 2019 – Is It Possible To Be Pregnant And Have A Period?
“While you can’t get your actual period while pregnant, according to Dr. Janelle Luk, MD, reproductive endocrinologist and medical director/co-founder of Generation Next Facility, you can experience bleeding that may look extremely similar. A ‘common and harmless reason for vaginal bleeding during pregnancy is implantation bleeding, when an embryo is implanting into the endometrium,’ Luk tells Bustle.”
“…Dr. Janelle Luk, reproductive endocrinologist and medical director and co-founder of Generation Next Fertility, tells Bustle, ‘Although many [people with uteruses] opt to self-treat when they encounter vaginal or other reproductive health abnormalities, a visit to the gynecologist can usually confirm any potential diagnosis with more accuracy.’”
“’African American women may face the stereotype of being more fertile than other women,’ said Janelle Luk, medical director and co-founder of Generation Next Fertility.”
“‘Through Eggtober, we are able to invest in the wellbeing of others. We are doing this because we are fortunate enough to be in a position to help and it’s our humble duty to do so,’ said Dr. Janelle Luk, co-founder and medical director of Generation Next Fertility. ‘I believe that we must invest in our community. Eggtober has given us the chance to do that!'”
Apr 27, 2022 – Dr. Luk – 15 Reasons Your Vagina Might Be Burning After Sex
“Janelle Luk, MD, medical director and co-founder of Generation Next Fertility, explains that yes, there are a variety of reasons why tampon use could cause vaginal pain or irritation. ‘If you are not properly placing the tampon or inserting it deep enough, you could experience a burning sensation. If your vagina is also just baseline drier than average, it could also make tampon insertion extra irritating.'”
Dec 17, 2014 – Dr. Nejat – Modern Family: New Jersey woman shares her story of embryo adoption
“The practice of adopting an embryo is relatively uncommon, according to Nejat. Men and women more frequently donate sperm and eggs, respectively; it’s rare that a couple will donate an already-created embryo. ‘Most people that we see are interested in using their own eggs and that’s almost always what we start with, but there are circumstances when using one’s own eggs is not a viable option,’ he told the Daily News. He said that women like that they can carry a child with embryo adoption, something ‘not to be underestimated.'”
June 27, 2019 – What’s The Future Of Healthcare? 31 Experts Share Their Insights
“’Our healthcare system is recognizing the importance of individualized care. With current technological advancements, healthcare providers are striving to provide continuous care through mobile applications and remote monitoring. Through these methods, patients can provide real time status updates, so that providers can give medical feedback in a timely manner. This can also improve fragmented or delayed care caused by the wait times for physical appointments. Most importantly, we need to also humanize medicine and not let this technology decreases human touch.’” Dr. Janelle Luk on Disruptor Daily
“’Among the many technological advancements made in the health care industry, genetic sequencing and editing may be one of the most revolutionary techniques today. The technology can currently be used to identify specific genetic sequences that attribute to a particular disease. This may shed light on currently unknown causes of certain diseases. While still a topic of controversy, studies are being performed for gene-editing technology to create new mechanisms to treat disease. This can also lead to new preventative measures that can change the field of medicine.’” Dr. Janelle Luk on Disruptor Daily
“Edward Nejat, a fertility doctor at Generation Next Fertility in Manhattan, saw a drastic drop-off in patients in March that he puts down to …”
“’Some insurance companies have protocols for keeping patient information private from policyholders,’ explains Dr. Janelle Luk, board-certified OB-GYN and Medical Director at Generation Next Fertility. ‘You may be able to protect your privacy by contacting your insurance company and telling them to disclose your sensitive health information only to you.’”
“‘As all bodies are different, hormonal birth control effects vary from woman to woman,’ explains Dr. Janelle Luk, board certified OB-GYN and Medical Director at Generation Next Fertility… ‘Studies are currently ongoing for definitive answers to the relationship of birth control and such risks,’ Dr. Luk explains. ‘It is important to ask your doctor about long-term use of birth control.'”
Jan 22, 2019 – Dr. Luk – Here’s Why the Birth Rate Is So Low in the United States
“‘These generations [millennials and iGeneration] have lived, for a large portion of their life, in recession,’ Dr. Janelle Luk, a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist and co-founder of Generation Next Fertility in New York City, told Healthline. ‘Because of this, a lot of them have lasting economic insecurity, which has caused them to choose to delay parenthood.'”
Oct 18, 2018 – Dr. Luk – Is It Normal To Cramp After Sex?
“You can also attempt to ease post-intercourse discomfort by ‘taking a nice, hot bath or using a heating pad,’ Luk said. ‘Because we’re trying to calm the contractions and tension, you may also want to try some natural remedies like stretching or deep breathing to promote relaxation in that area.'”
Oct, 2022 – Sam Z100 Morning Show Announcement of Eggtober Initiative and the Founder’s vision of providing excellent care and offering our patients options when it comes to fertility treatment.
“‘Other than claims that one feels cleaner after douching, there is no clinical evidence that douching does the female body any good,’ Dr. Luk said. On the contrary, douching invites risks such as vaginal infections and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). In fact, it is believed that women who douche are at an increased risk of getting PID. Douching has also been linked to longer-term negative results.”
Nov 15, 2020 – How to get pregnant if you have endometriosis
“‘Many women, myself included, have gotten pregnant with endometriosis,’ says Janelle Luk, MD, FACOG, Medical Director at Generation Next Fertility. ‘Endometriosis doesn’t mean you can’t get pregnant on your own, however, it can increase your chances of infertility.'”
“‘The reason that I founded this center is not only because I love what I do, but also that I wanted a place that can empower women of their bodies and make them aware of their choices and the different styles of stimulation depending on who you are. My patients and I are a team, and together, we will create an individualized protocol that will strive to provide the best outcome and maximize your chances of getting pregnant” expressed the doctor.'” Dr. Janelle Luk on IssueWire
“‘I strive to create a calm setting in which all of us at Generation Next can provide the consummate patient experience. Helping families achieve their reproductive dreams is what drew me into this field. It is the most fulfilling aspect of my career” expressed the doctor.'” Dr. Edward Nejat on IssueWire
“Treating complex and often overlooked problems is a specialty that Dr. Hade has mastered throughout his career. Experience matters, since all treatments provided by him, are handcrafted and tailored to the specific needs of his patients. He believes great treatment does not have to come at the cost of being treated like another number and that everyone should be treated like ‘family.'” Dr. Hade on IssueWire
“Hade, for his part, urged lawmakers to focus on the ‘demographic and economic benefits’ to adding this as mandated coverage. ‘Any society needs to have a replacement of 2.2 children per couple in order to survive as a society in the long term,” he said. ‘We have a large number of people who are trying their best to having enough offspring to maintain this coverage.’ A report prepared of fertility rates for the Centers for Disease Control showed that rate in Arizona in 2017 was less than 1.8 children per woman over her lifetime. And Hade said lawmakers need to think of this on a long-term basis. More women who can get pregnant means more children ‘who 20 to 30 years from now will become taxpayers,’ he said, generating far more than the cost of the fertility treatments.
“‘I have a passion for teaching and informing others; as a Reproductive Endocrinologist I educate and empower my patients each and every day about the female reproductive system and how to be empowered by it and not be a victim of it. When I was born, I was taught that a female body is less superior than a man’ body; we have to suffer from a menstrual cycle and our biological clock stops earlier than a mans, so I was taught are weak in comparison. corrected by egg freezing and technology. If life is priceless, women’s bodies is the most amazing entity in the world because that’s what we can do — create life!… Now, emotional and mental strength become a more important entity to survive in the 21st century, and I love doing my part to help women realize this mentally and physically.'”
“‘Finally, developing grit requires accepting the unexpected. Everything cannot go perfectly, no matter how well you plan. Therefore, we all need to expect the unexpected and learn how to be flexible and deal with adapting situations in order to overcome challenges that we will face along the way. When ‘curveballs’ are thrown my way, I am not shocked, I expected the surprise, and therefore I am prepared to handle it better than those who sit there in shock.'”
Jan 28, 2019 – Dr. Luk – 5 Strategies To Grow Your Healthcare Practice with Dr. Janelle Luk.
“Truthfully, I had an opportunity to shake things up for the better and I took it. I am simultaneously traditional and nontraditional and instead of looking for a space to grow, I created one. I wanted to push boundaries and offer women the best care possible, which included integrating and collaborating, so that they could be empowered during their journey. I have a Harvard training to lean on, and an evolving and open mind with eastern roots. Everyone is different and although the standard of care is applicable, we must tweak it to provide the best possible outcomes to our patients. I thought to myself, ‘I am here to take control of the meaning of why we are doing what we are doing, not just servicing and cycling people but empowering and educating women in their individual healthcare process’ and I need my own space to do it! My intention is to provide a different type of service and care. It’s empowering for everyone involved.”
“Dr. Janelle Luk, medical director at Generation Next Fertility in Midtown, has a passion for educating women about their health. The pandemic has spurred her to start doing weekly Instagram live sessions talking to both patients and non-patients about various topics. ‘In some ways, COVID has brought me into many people’s living rooms,’ she said.”
Sep 21, 2020 – A cancer diagnosis need not end future dreams for a family
“‘Women may elect to freeze their oocytes [egg cells] as it is quicker and cheaper than an in vitro fertilization [IVF] cycle,’ said Dr. Janelle Luk, co-founder and medical director of Generation Next Fertility. However, an egg-freezing cycle typically takes around two to three weeks, and ‘all options for women do require some form of hormone therapy, invasive procedures and time,’ said Luk.”
Oct 15, 2020 – Millennials’ #eggfreezing posts are taking over Instagram.
“‘The Instagram of the journey is … key,’ says Dr. Janelle Luk, medical director at Generation Next, a popular clinic in Midtown East that plans to open a millennial-focused division early next year. The yet-to-be-named space will feature decor and fertility-themed artwork by iconic artists such as Keith Haring, as well as “people that are already big in Miami,’ according to a rep.”
Oct 22, 2020 – Dr. Luk, Dr. Nejat – This NYC fertility center has a different approach to IVF
“Drs. Jesse Hade, Janelle Luk and Edward Nejat lead the mission to provide ‘Heart to Heart’ care by educating and supporting each and every patient throughout their treatments. Generation Next also offers a support group for women to gather and discuss their personal journeys through fertility. In accordance with the ongoing pandemic, Generation Next is working on a virtual support group so women can continue sharing and learning from each other in addition to their doctors.”
“Infertility is not one size fits all medicine. New York City is the most diverse city in the world, so we need to provide a diverse set of safe and effective treatments.” Dr. Edward Nejat on the New York Post
Mar 2016 – Confessions of a Fertility Doctor
“‘If you look at the statistics, you see that most people with fertility problems don’t seek help—only a small fraction do. In some cultures, fertility treatments might be frowned upon, or they might worry it could hurt their marriage, and that their partner wouldn’t accept them if they were infertile. Some people just don’t want to know there’s a problem because they see it as a personal weakness. But it’s uncontrollable of course. It’s just like if you had a broken arm, kidney damage or liver failure—you need medical treatment to help you overcome it, and there’s nothing wrong with asking for help. One thing we commonly hear when people finally do become pregnant is that their biggest regret is they didn’t start sooner.’” Dr. Jesse Hade on Pride Angel
“At the Generation Next Clinic in Manhattan, fertility specialist Edward Nejat made the difficult decision to stay open throughout the pandemic, although during most of March he was not offering all services. He tried to prioritize the women with the most need: In general, younger women who have more eggs could afford to wait a couple extra months, but for older women, the delay could diminish their changes of becoming pregnant. Nejat said he had one-on-one conversations with his patients to hear their concerns and explain the risks, both what was known and what was not, so each decision of whether or not to pause was made on a case-by-case basis.”
“When my mother brought me to the United States, her goal was to make sure I was treated fairly regardless of my race, gender, or economic status. I became a Doctor with the dream of sharing this empowerment with all other women through accessible fertility treatment. Viewing infertility holistically and tailoring treatment to a patient’s needs can lower costs, require less medication, and as a whole completely change the way we view fertility treatment. ” Dr. Luk on Rescripted
“The good news is that your chances of getting pregnant are much more about the quality of the egg, rather than the quantity. There are three markers indicative of egg quantity: anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) level, day 3 follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) level, and antral follicle count. A low AMH alone does not mean that you have DOR. It’s important to check your hormone levels and educate yourself, but knowing your levels alone is not enough.” Dr. Luk on Rescripted
Nov 14, 2022 – The do’s and don’ts of treating nausea during pregnancy
“‘Nausea is linked to the pregnancy hormone (human chorionic gonadotropin [or HCG] hormone), which is released when the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine lining,’ Dr. Luk says. It’s also linked to elevated estrogen and progesterone levels during pregnancy.”
“This was a lesbian couple and for one of the women, she took medication to stimulate her ovaries, had eggs removed from her ovaries, then they used donor sperm, combined that sperm with the eggs, and placed the sperm and egg in a specialized device called InvoCell.” Dr. Nejat on UNews
“‘Find a moment to grieve and address the sadness,’ Luk says, adding that grief is a natural part of the devastating process. ‘Just have time to be sad. Use this time to rest, journal, express yourself … Share your experience with a support group. Don’t forget the grief.'”
Mar 8, 2019 – Here’s Exactly How To Switch To A New Birth Control Pill
“‘It’s one thing to feel off at first, but it’s another for these side effects to linger on,’ she says. Especially with symptoms related to blood clots, like pain, swelling, skin redness, or a warm spot on the arms or legs. ‘It’s been shown that the birth control pill can make your blood coagulate more easily, so it’s important to talk to someone and find a solution.'” Dr. Luk on Women’s Health