Avner Hershlag, MD

Chief, Center for Human Reproduction
North Shore-LIJ Health System
Professor, Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Medicine
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine


Recent Posts By: Avner Hershlag, MD

Steroid Side Effects Can Wreck Male Fertility

Men who have trouble fathering a child may be unaware that anabolic steroids could be the problem: Steroid side effects often include low, very low or even zero sperm counts. Many athletes use anabolic steroids to help build muscle, but there are plenty of reasons to steer clear of them. Besides being illegal, steroid side… Read more »

BRCA and Your Fertility

Thank you, Angelina Jolie, for making your experience dealing with the BRCA gene public. Everyone has the BRCA gene. But a very small change in the gene, called a mutation (BRCA1 or BRCA2),¬† can increase the lifetime risk of developing breast cancer more than 80 percent and ovarian cancer more than 30 percent. Other cancers… Read more »