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Release: March 14, 2000
UI Health Care specialist to lead online chat on male infertility
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Jay Sandlow, M.D., University of Iowa assistant professor
of urology and a specialist with University of Iowa Health Care, will lead
an hour-long, online question-and-answer discussion on male infertility with
a nationwide audience from 2 to 3 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, March 15.
The online chat will be hosted by AmericasDoctor.com and can be accessed
by entering through the www.AmericasDoctor.com home page under "Upcoming
Infertility is a problem for one of every six couples, and deficiencies
in the male partner are responsible for about 50 percent of infertility cases.
Male infertility most commonly occurs because a man produces too few sperm
or no sperm at all. Problems can also arise from malformed sperm that cannot
swim properly or that have a shortened lifespan, inefficient ejaculation and
the natural decline in fertility that comes with aging.
After receiving his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago,
Sandlow completed a residency in urology at the UI Hospitals and Clinics.
He then performed a two-year fellowship in male infertility, sponsored by
the American Foundation for Urologic Diseases. He joined the UI faculty in
Sandlow is a fellow with the American College of Surgeons, and a member
of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for the
Study of Male Reproduction. His clinical expertise is in male infertility,
varicoceles, vasectomy and vasectomy reversal.
A calendar of other upcoming chats by UI Health Care professionals and dialogue
from past chats can be accessed by logging on to www.uihealthcare.com and
clicking on the AmericasDoctor.com logo at the bottom of the page.
UI Health Care's partnership with AmericasDoctor.com is part of an increasing
trend in health care toward enhancing consumer services through the Internet.
According to recent statistics compiled by Cyber Dialogue, a New York firm
that tracks Internet commerce, there are approximately 22 million World Wide
Web users seeking health information over the Internet. Cyber Dialogue projects
that number to increase to 33 million over the next year.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care,
medical education and research programs and services they provide.