A desire to have a child is extremely personal. Dealing with infertility is as well. The experts with the UI Center for Advanced Reproductive Care blend skill, compassion and sensitivity to help you weigh your options for the best course of treatment.
We are committed to providing you with a caring and supportive environment offering the latest techniques and services.
Our team of reproductive health professionals works through the personal and emotional issues you will face throughout treatment. Our team includes board-certified reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, nursing specialists, clinical laboratory scientists and embryologists who provide a wide variety of reproductive evaluations, treatments and assisted reproductive services.
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Interested in becoming an oocyte or sperm donor? Learn more about the process.
We offer a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship with superior training.
The UI Center for Advanced Reproductive Care's in vitro fertilization (IVF) program was established in 1987. Over the years, the highly skilled and innovative team of reproductive health professionals has provided over 2,000 infertile couples with the most advanced reproductive therapies (ART). The Center is recognized as an innovative, international leader with the ability to culture and select embryos most likely to lead to a pregnancy. This has resulted in fewer multiple births while maintaining exceptional pregnancy rates.
Surgery can correct some conditions, including:
In most instances, surgeons perform minimally invasive surgery to correct these problems.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is a technique that places prepared sperm directly into the uterus. IUI is used to treat a variety of causes of infertility, including:
Sperm donation can come from a partner or from frozen donor sperm obtained from commercial donor sperm banks.
Fertility preservation is offered through the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. There is a range of people that would benefit from exploring the option of fertility preservation. Most commonly, individuals may elect to undergo a fertility preservation procedure due to a medical condition or treatment that may threaten their future fertility, or for elective reasons. Talk to your doctor to find out if fertility preservation is a good option for you.
Male fertility issues play a role in about 50 percent of all couples facing fertility problems. Many of the causes of male infertility are treatable, and a careful medical history and physical exam will identify most of these.
Our services are available in two locations in eastern Iowa. In addition to our location at UI Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, we offer our UI Women's Health – Quad Cities, located at:3385 Dexter Court, Suite 110
You may be eligible to participate in a study evaluating the effects of a special formulation of folic acid and zinc on semen quality and conception rates. Available data suggests that folic acid and zinc are fundamental to the process of sperm development and several aspects of reproduction.
Our goal is to increase a couple’s chance of becoming pregnant while studying the effects of a special formulation of folic acid and zinc on semen quality and conception rates.
This project has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health and Department of Health and Human Services. The NICHD is conducting the study as part of its mission to sponsor research focusing on factors impacting human reproduction and development.
Please call 319-356-8862 or email FAZST@uiowa.edu for more information.
The University of Iowa has a long-standing reputation as a world leader in infertility care. Our clinical services include specialized centers focusing on reproductive health issues for both men and women. Since the world's first semen bank was established at the University of Iowa in the mid 1950s, we have built upon our legacy as an international resource for people with infertility issues.
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