USC Fertility

Fertility Research

From Laboratory Practices to the Infertility Clinic, Fertility Research Is Foundational to Reproductive Medicine

As you can imagine, an infertility clinic affiliated with an academic institution will have a two-pronged approach to its mission. The reproductive endocrinologist that fastidiously directs your personal care is also an active researcher working to improve treatment for all people who struggle with male infertility and female infertility.

At USC Fertility, we are dedicated to furthering understanding of male and female infertility through targeted research, clinical trails and ongoing study. Every single day is devoted to proactively searching for underlying causes of infertility.

The research conducted by our infertility clinic physicians and laboratory scientists covers every aspect of fertility treatment, from IVF and IUI to donor services, and benefits our patients seeking the very latest advances that improve pregnancy rates. We hope that you will seek out opportunities to become involved with current studies, and to learn how USC Fertility is contributing to research, education and advocacy here in Los Angeles and around the world.

Proactive Research Changes How We Diagnose and Treat Infertility

A scientific researcher follows this disciplined methodology: Asking the question; gathering resources; formulating a hypothesis; planning research; collecting, organizing and interpreting data; and drawing conclusions. The last step, communicating the results, is where USC Fertility stands out.

Backed by the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, our infertility clinic is well known, and actively participates in worldwide collaboration. The research generated here in Los Angeles is shared at industry events and in USC classrooms so that both current and future fertility specialists have access to our groundbreaking research.

Making Strides with IVF and Fertility Research

Thirty-plus years ago, IVF became a realistic option for the most advanced cases of male infertility and female infertility. Today, research is underway to study the possibilities for improving on time-tested protocols, offering prospective parents greater odds for achieving pregnancy.

For example, our natural cycle IVF study focuses on alternatives to conventional IVF, and offers hope to couples with a history of failed IVF cycles and those with advanced maternal age complicating their plans to get pregnant.

We encourage you to ask your infertility doctor about current research, and to visit the Scientific Studies page to learn more about our “firsts” and scientific breakthroughs:

  • Natural cycle IVF
  • Donor egg IVF
  • Ovarian tissue freezing for fertility rescue
  • Vitamin D and fertility outcomes
  • Endometrial response to hCG

The Infertility Doctors Behind the Research

USC Fertility doctors hail from universities right here at home (USC in Los Angeles, of course) and prestigious programs all across the United States. Together, our collaboration has led to improved IVF protocols and outcomes and greater opportunities for men and women to become mothers and fathers.

Contributions to more than 200 research studies have led to changes in IVF protocols and a greater understanding of the reproductive process.

You will see our infertility doctors quoted everywhere from the Los Angeles Times, to ABC News and Dr. Phil. We write college textbook chapters, and books such as Infertility for Dummies. We regularly contribute as conference speakers at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine ASRM annual meetings.

Whether you are struggling with infertility in Pasadena, California or in Pasadena, Texas, the research and study findings coming out of USC Fertility will likely improve your chances for starting or adding to your family. Contact our Los Angeles infertility doctors for more information regarding our current studies.