(IVF) In Vitro Fertilization is an assisted reproductive technique that is used to treat infertility due to multiple etiologies including tubal disease, male factor, endometriosis, and unexplained causes. California Fertility Partners provides In Vitro Fertilization at its Los Angeles Fertility Clinic.
IVF involves placing several thousand sperm and eggs together in a culture dish and allowing the sperm to fertilize the eggs. For patients with abnormalities on semen analyses, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is used to assist fertilization.
Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) tests embryos to determine if they are chromosomally normal. PGS can lower miscarriage rates since only chromosomally normal embryos are transferred.
The success rates with IVF are higher today than ever before. One of the most important factors affecting the pregnancy rate with IVF is egg quality which, in turn, is greatly affected by the age of the woman producing the eggs. As a woman ages, the proportion of eggs having an abnormal number of chromosomes increases.
Gestational surrogacy is a treatment option in which embryos created by IVF are transferred into the uterus of a woman genetically unrelated to the embryos. Surrogacy may be used for women without a functional uterus; for women with underlying medical problems which could cause great risk to mother...
Oocyte (egg) freezing is a revolutionary technique that provides fertility options for women who choose to delay pregnancy for either medical or elective reasons. Since 2013, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) no longer considers egg freezing experimental.
Reproductive surgery remains one of the foundations of fertility care at California Fertility Partners. All of our physicians have completed extensive reproductive surgery training and have accumulated years of experience in restorative reproductive surgery.
The treatment of male factor infertility depends on the severity of the defect. For couples with a mild decrease in sperm number or function, intrauterine insemination (IUI) may allow conception to occur. Male infertility treatment is often used in conjunction with ovarian stimulation to increase the number of eggs released.
One of the initial treatments for unexplained infertility, mild to moderate male factor, cervical problems, and age-related infertility is ovarian stimulation and intrauterine insemination (IUI). During the ovarian stimulation & intrauterine insemination treatment regimen, the ovaries are stimulated with clomiphene citrate or gonadotropins (FSH or hMG) to produce several eggs per cycle.
Through advancements in medical and reproductive care men living with HIV can have biological children of their own. California Fertility Partners is proud to collaborate with the Bedford Foundation www.sementesting.org in helping men with HIV to minimize the risk of infection to their reproductive partners.