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Patient Education and Information

Each month the UCSF Center for Reproductive Health offers free orientation seminars to provide new and prospective patients the opportunity to meet our clinical team, view a slide presentation about IVF, talk with others who are considering assisted fertility procedures, and ask questions.

Orientations are typically held on the first Monday of the month from 6-8 pm at the UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Please call the clinic at (415) 353-7475 to confirm the monthly schedule and to register for the orientation.

Visit our IVF website at: for a starting point to direct you to infertility and treatment options.

Resources at the UCSF Center for Reproductive Health

EXPLORE the rationale and process behind egg cryopreservation for reproductive planning with Dr. Heather Huddleston, MD from the UCSF Center for Reproductive Health. Please view the video here.


This list provides a starting point to direct you to books about infertility and treatment options.

Age and Fertility: A Guide for Patients
American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 1996

Beyond Second Opinions
Judith Steinberg Turiel, UC Regents, 1998

Considering Parenthood: A Workbook For Lesbians
Cheri Pies, Spinsters Ink, 1985

Rewinding Your Biological Clock
Richard Paulson, W.H. Freeman and Company, 1998

Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control and Pregnancy Achievement
Toni Weschler, MPH, Harper Perennial, 1995.

The Fertility Awareness Handbook
Barbara Kass-Annese, Hal C. Danzer, Hunter House Inc., Alameda, CA 1992.

The Fertility Guide: A Couples Handbook for When You Want to Have a Baby
John C. Jarrett II, MD and Deidra Rausch, Ph.D., Health Press, 1998.

Resolving Infertility: Understanding the Options and Choosing Solutions When You Want to Have A Baby
Diane Aronson (editor), Diane Clapp (editor), and Margaret Hollister, Quill Press, 2001.

For further information, please visit the UCSF Center for Reproductive Health website at