Ever wonder about the future fertility of children born with birth defects? As a urologist, I’ve treated hundreds of boys with two common birth defects: undescended testicles and hypospadias. Throughout my career, it’s been hard to address the question of a boy’s future fertility with these conditions. Until now. Missing in Action Birth defects occur in 3% of U.S. newborns. And, believe it or not, 4000 conditions have been described. Among the most common are undescended testicles (2% of newborns) in which either or both testicles fail to drop into the corner pocket of the scrotum, and hypospadias (1/200) in which the urethra or urine tube isn't located at the tip of the penis, but along its underside instead. Both are surgically correctable for the most part. Given that both conditions affect the reproductive organs, you might guess that they might have an impact on fertility … [Read More...]
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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 and HRT management, 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, daughter Emma and have baby #3 on the way! Dr. Turek explains how he approached their issues and why there was hope for Ryan and Jill—and could be for you, too.
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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.
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.