Dr. Sonya Kashyap
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Dr. Sonya Kashyap is the medical director of Genesis Fertility Centre in Vancouver, B.C. She is also a clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Before this time, she was an assistant professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) and served as an assistant professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Ottawa.

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We Can Close The 'Fertility Gender Gap'

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2017 | 4:54 PM

In most areas of medicine, we have been able to close or narrow the gender gap. We recognize that women are at risk for different health concerns than men and that even the same diseases may affect women at different times than men. For example, heart disease presents both with...

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Embryo Freezing vs. Egg Freezing: What You Need To Know

(2) Comments | Posted May 1, 2015 | 8:55 AM

The recent news that actress Sofia Vergara is facing a lawsuit from her ex-fiancé over the fate of their frozen embryos is shining a light on the embryo freezing process. Vergara and Loeb are caught in an ethical battle: she wishes to leave the embryos frozen indefinitely, while...

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Mitochondrial DNA 101: What You Need to Know

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 6:10 PM


In a historic vote on February 3, 2015, the UK became the first country to allow a new, modified IVF technique called mitochondrial DNA transfer, which uses DNA from three people--two women and one man--to create a baby.

With headlines like "Three-parent...

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Quick Fertility Tips for the Holiday Season

(1) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 4:38 PM

"All I want for Christmas is...."

For most people, that sentence will not end with "a child", but for the one in six couples who experience infertility, that could very well be on their holiday wish list.

For those of you who dream of expanding your family, here are a...

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Egg Freezing Deserves Serious Consideration

(4) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 7:51 PM

Egg freezing has sparked widespread media interest after Apple and Facebook recently announced they would cover the cost of the fertility procedure up to $20,000. This caused some serious debate. Some interpreted this as the tech giants' way of giving women more of a choice around career and...

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Would You Donate Your Eggs to a Couple Who Couldn't Conceive?

(10) Comments | Posted October 4, 2014 | 9:25 AM

A comment on "I Donated My Eggs So I Could Travel the World" by Randi D from a Canadian Fertility Doctor

The concept of egg donation is novel to many. The first baby born through egg donation occurred in Australia in 1983. The conception procedure used...

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