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In Vitro Fertilization: Conceiving Miracles at the UCSF Center for Reproductive Health

UCSF Center for Reproductive Health

Miracles start at UCSF in the Center for Reproductive Health and the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. As one of the first in vitro fertilization programs in the San Francisco Bay Area, we are a recognized leader in the field with consistently high pregnancy rates.

The first UCSF IVF patient was treated in 1983, and in 1984, the first UCSF IVF babies were born to couples who shared in our role as forerunners in providing assisted reproductive technology. We were also the first in the area to achieve a pregnancy and birth through the use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), an innovative technique that requires just one sperm for every egg that is fertilized.

Our success emanates from a unique combination of outstanding physicians who are pioneers in their field; expert use of innovative technologies; and personalized patient care provided by professionals who approach couples with knowledge, understanding and respect.

We are committed to each patient, offering support, information and counseling as well as the latest technological procedures to make the treatment experience as rewarding and positive as possible. We realize that the process of resolving infertility can be difficult and trying. Our team makes every effort to minimize any confusion or frustration by thoroughly discussing all procedures and aspects of care and being available to answer questions and offer advice throughout the treatment process.

Our vision is to develop an unparalleled clinical and scientific program. The CRH is a multi-disciplinary unit that incorporates reproductive endocrinology, reproductive urology, psychology, genetics, embryology, andrology, and endocrinology. We are the only multi-disciplinary clinic in the western region and one of only a few nationally. With the move to Mission Bay (499 Illinois), we have developed an environment that is based on patient needs and comfort – optimizing privacy and care in the most technically up-to-date facility. CRH focuses on alleviating infertility – male and female, reducing genetic error, and preserving ovarian and testicular function that occurs with normal aging or a cancer diagnosis or treatment. These clinical endeavors cross the discipline of REI to the clinical fields of oncology, urology, genetics, pediatrics and fetal surgery, general medicine and beyond.

Call us at: (415) 353-7475 for more information or to make an appointment. We'll help you conceive your miracles.

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.

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We are conducting research on genetic vs. environmental influences on the brain. The study team is recruiting families created via IVF with children ages 6-12.