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Fertility Myths and Misconceptions: Get the Facts
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 11:30 AM (Eastern Time)

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Cynthia Austin, MD

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Medical Director, Fertility Center
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Cleveland Clinic

Jeffrey Goldberg, MD

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Section Head, Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Cleveland Clinic

Are you:
• worried about your ability to get pregnant?
• wondering if there’s a “best” time of the month to try?
• thinking that being on the Pill for a long time hurts your chances of conceiving now?

There’s a lot of information out there about fertility and pregnancy - sometimes it’s hard to know what to believe. We can help you debunk the myths and get to the truth.

During this live chat, our doctors can answer your questions and help you understand what’s real, what’s not and what you can do to help things along when you’re ready to get pregnant.

About Our Speakers

Cynthia Austin, MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology with subspecialty certification in reproductive endocrinology. She is the current medical director of in vitro fertilization for Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Austin earned her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, including a year as an executive chief resident. Dr. Austin completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Also at CWRU, she served as an associate professor in the Department of Reproductive Endocrinology and as chairperson of the core curriculum for reproductive biology. Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Austin served as co-director of in vitro fertilization at University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Jeffrey M. Goldberg, MD, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board-certified in reproductive endocrinology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He joined Cleveland Clinic in 1991 and is currently ranked in the top one percent of reproductive endocrinologists in the US by Castle-Connelly. He is the section head for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Cleveland Clinic and holds the rank of professor with Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He also established and directs the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship Program.

Dr. Goldberg has published more than 300 scientific articles, abstracts, and book chapters, and has co-authored three books on gynecologic endoscopic surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, The American Society for Reproductive Endocrinologists, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and was the president of the Society of Reproductive Surgeons. He is chair of the Minimally Invasive Reproductive Surgery Fellowship Committee and is on the editorial board of several journals, including Fertility and Sterility and the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.

Dr. Goldberg’s clinical interests are advanced endoscopic surgery, microsurgical tubal anastomosis, in vitro fertilization and reproductive endocrinology. His research interests include endometriosis, reproductive surgery and in vitro fertilization.
He was co-recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Research Innovation Award for robotic surgery, received the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists National Faculty Award for excellence in resident education, and has been selected as a Top Doc in Cleveland and Best Doctors in America since 2001.

To make an appointment with Dr. Austin, Dr. Goldberg or any of the other specialists in Cleveland Clinic’s Fertility Center, please call 216.444.6601, toll-free at 800.223.2273 (extension 46601) or visit us at clevelandclinic.org/fertility for more information.

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