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.
- Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield designated UI Hospitals and Clinics as a Blue Distinction Center in assisted reproduction quality program in 2009.
- Optum Health Care Solutions designated our infertility services as a "Center of Excellence" in 2009.
- The University of Iowa Reproductive Testing Laboratory is a full-service facility dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of infertile men using the highest standard of quality of care.
- Established in 1987, the Center for Advanced Reproductive Care was Iowa's first In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) program, which has led to more than 3,000 deliveries.
- We are recognized as a national leader for elective single embryo transfers that contribute to health and safety of mother and child.
- Our delivery rate has remained consistently above 50% per oocyte retrieval for women under age 35 for the past five years.
- We were the first medical center in Iowa to establish a formal donor embryo program.