- Posted On: November 27, 2012
- Categories: Fertility
A Reproductive Fertility Center, also commonly known as a Fertility Clinic, helps people who wish to be parents but are struggling to conceive. Patients seeking treatment for infertility face myriad options, and each case is unique. Any field of medicine has its specialists, and infertility is best treated by the doctors and staff at a reproductive fertility center.
These experts in reproductive medicine offer treatment and alternatives. Oregon Reproductive Medicine, located in Portland, Oregon, is among the highest in the nation for successful fertility treatments ending in a live birth for women under 35 years old.
Diagnosis at a Reproductive Fertility Center
Physicians at Oregon Reproductive Medicine will first do a complete workup to diagnose any physical problems that may result in infertility.
- Interviews that cover health and reproductive history
- Tests of the uterus
- Tests of the Fallopian tubes
- Tests of the ovaries
- Test of the cervix
- Semen analysis
Once a full assessment is completed, our physicians will discuss with you the infertility treatments that can best increase your chances of conceiving.
Treatment at a Reproductive Fertility Center
Reproductive fertility center patients can choose from many treatments. The best option will depend on a person’s individual situation, history, and desired outcome. Options include:
Oral Medications or Injectable Medication
These medications increase fertility by stimulating ovulation through the release of gonadotropins from the pituitary gland. These are often accompanied by other treatment(s).
A type of treatment in which sperm is washed and introduced directly into the uterus around the time of ovulation.
This treatment uses assisted reproductive technology to fertilize a woman’s eggs outside her body.
Male Factor Treatments
These fertility treatments address any cause of infertility because of a male’s low sperm count or function.
Preservation allows a woman’s viable eggs to be used later. This is often done when cancer treatment or other factors are likely to cause future fertility problems.
Egg and/or Sperm Donation
Egg and sperm donations allow an embryo to be created with either male or female factor infertility or both.
Once a full assessment is completed, fertility center staff will discuss with you which reproductive treatment can best increase your chances of conceiving.
Comparing Reproductive Fertility Centers
Reproductive fertility centers in the United States are required by the CDC to report their in vitro fertilization success rates, and this is a common way that people compare fertility clinics.
However, the organization that collects these statistics — the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology — cautions that “patient characteristics vary among programs; therefore, these data should not be used for comparing clinics.”
Founded in 1989 and based in Portland, Oregon Reproductive Medicine is very proud to be consistently ranked as one of the top reproductive fertility centers in the United States for our high live-birth success rates. But we know statistics don’t reveal what is really extraordinary about our practice: the personalized and thoughtful care we provide to each patient.
Stats are important, but you also should choose a fertility clinic that you feel comfortable with and confident in.
Learn More About Choosing a Reproductive Fertility Center
In addition to the fertility treatments themselves, we urge you to consider your timeline, comprehensive financial and insurance information, success rate statistics, and in-person visits when choosing what fertility clinic to entrust with your future.
You can find out more at a free informational seminar, where doctors from Oregon Reproductive Medicine answer all your questions and discuss the promising fertility treatment now available.