University of Utah Health Care: Infertility

Matthew Peterson, M.D., medical director, Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine shares some medical options and research that offers hope for potential parents.

The Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine (UCRM) is a national leader in infertility. With more than 27 years of knowledge and expertise in the field of reproductive medicine, the UCRM has the most advanced technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility.

Infertility is defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as the inability to get pregnant after one year of trying. Or, six months for women 35 and older. A woman unable to stay pregnant after conception may also be infertile.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)the number of women in the U.S. with an impaired ability to have children is 7.3 million. That’s a total of 11.8 percent of all American women. However, about one-third of infertility cases are due to male fertility problems.

Thanks to a personalized medicine approach, success rates at the UCRM are among some of the highest attainable in the nation. Success rates can be as high as 60 percent depending on the diagnoses and appropriate treatment, but no matter the outcome, patient satisfaction is equally important. Emotional support and family counseling is also available to patients through the UCRM.

Ongoing Programs at the UCRM

✓ The UCRM has conducted a number of national studies on the effects of pollution and environmental exposures on reproduction.

✓ The UCRM has initiated a regional Fertility Preservation Program for those facing conditions that would render them sterile.

✓ Our Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis Program continues to be the most experienced in the region.

✓ Full range of services such as consultations, ovulation enhancement and induction, IVF, fertility preservation, and surrogacy.

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