Nichoas Kristof, in his New York Times Op-ed piece, has side stepped his usual poignant political commentary to pontificate on sperm and its implications for the survival of our species. Got to wonder what he’s putting in his coffee nowadays. Struggling Sperm His piece begins with the notions that human sperm have lost their once-nice figures, can’t swim as well as they used to, and have fallen off in numbers over the last 75 years. He then suggests that these issues are an “urgent concern that affects reproduction, possibly even our species’ future.” No shortage of melodrama here. The column is peppered with quotes from epidemiologists, scientists and “scholars,” who uniformly support his argument. But there’s not a peep heard from those who live in the trenches: the infertility doctors. As one of those doctors, here is where I come in. Bad Cover; Good Book As a highly regarded … Read More>
How We Can Help
How We Can Help
The Turek Clinics, located in Beverly Hills and San Francisco, are dedicated to treating and solving the unique conditions and needs of reproductive-aged men. We specialize in providing men’s health services such as no-scalpel vasectomy, vasectomy reversal, sperm mapping, sperm retrieval, sperm banking, varicocele repair, and ejaculatory duct repair. Our specialties also include the latest advances in men's sexual health concerning testosterone replacement, erectile dysfunction, and testis prosthesis. Founder and Medical Director, Dr. Paul Turek is an internationally renowned expert in male infertility and men's sexual health. He believes that an intensely personal clinical-care approach, combined with the most advanced technologies and evidence-based medicine, provides the best holistic care for men. Dr. Turek is a leader in research as well as clinical care and is often featured in the news media for his contributions to the field – contributions that include the artificial testicle, which aims to help cancer survivors become biological fathers, and advanced paternal age. He also pioneered one of the first male prenatal supplements, Essential Beginnings™.
Ryan and Jill came to Dr. Turek after other fertility experts told them that there was no chance they could have their own child. Dr. Turek was able to help them, and they are now parents to son Luke and daughter Emma. Dr. Turek explains how he approached their issues and why there was hope for Ryan and Jill -- and could be for you, too.
About Dr. Turek
About Dr. Turek
Husband, father, and longboard surfer, Dr. Paul Turek is the world's leading innovator in male reproductive health. Dr. Turek is the founder and director of The Turek Clinics. The practices are "clinical homes for men," designed to provide state of the art medical treatment to men across the globe. Dr. Turek is a leader in his field. A past president of the American Society of Andrology, he is a recipient of a prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for research designed to help infertile men become fathers and has published some of the highest success rates worldwide for vasectomy reversals. Dr. Turek invented sperm mapping, an advanced option to microdissection procedures. In addition to being one of the most popular doctors online, Dr. Turek blogs on a weekly basis about common medical issues, solutions, and innovations.
Kevin Richardson, of Backstreet Boys fame, stars in "If I Could Tell You," a short film executive produced by Dr. Paul Turek as a vehicle to raise awareness of infertility that is now available on iTunes, Amazon and many other on-demand networks. Every purchase shows Hollywood how the industry can play a crucial role in awareness, solutions and empowerment!
Co-directed by Rob Clyde, and starring his wife, Avery Clyde and Kevin Richardson, who were affected by infertility, the film is also an important statement about the epidemic of infertility and how creativity can help heal.
Who is Woody
Who is Woody?
We’ve been asked in the street. Who’s that guy on your website? What’s his name, is it Pete? We're, of course, referring to character in the logo of this website. This line-drawing of a man is captured in various real life scenarios and, like most men, goes with the flow.