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How New Hope Accommodates Judaic Fertility Requirements

For individuals of the Jewish faith, it is important that their fertility care honors both their personal and religious requirements.  New Hope Fertility Center understands the need to adhere to Judaic fertility requirements and offers a number of options that address the specific needs of the Jewish faith.  This dedication to meeting the complete needs of their patients makes New Hope Fertility Center the top fertility center in NYC. 

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Many rabbis today believe that assisted reproduction may be done in accordance with Jewish law.  In fact, the stories of Sarah, Rebekah, and Rachel in the Torah specifically speak to infertility. Generally speaking, rabbis approve of the use of sperm from a husband and eggs from his wife in order to have children. In order to assure no issues occur that are violation of Jewish law, New Hope Fertility Center offers options including a glass window in the laboratory for a rabbi to monitor laboratory procedures. 

Modified Fertility Procedures 

New Hope Fertility Center understands that some precautions are necessary to ensure that fertility treatment is done in accordance with Jewish law.  They’ve taken a number of steps to meet the needs of their Jewish patients, including: 

  • In order to fertilize an egg, it is necessary for a man to provide a semen sample.  For some rabbis, this poses an issue due to potentially wasting a seed.  While some rabbis believe producing semen samples for fertilization is not wasteful, others disagree.  When this is a concern, semen may be collected during intercourse using a special condom.
  • To ensure the parentage of embryos created via IVF, a rabbi may watch the laboratory procedures.  This way he can verify that the embryos were created from the sperm from the husband and egg from the wife.  This step ensures that there is no question regarding the identity of the child.

To begin the process of creating a treatment plan that meets Judaic fertility requirements, contact New Hope Fertility Center today.  Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676.  Thank you.


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