Infertility Awareness Week at USC spotlights patient resources
During National Infertility Awareness Week, April 19-25, educational efforts will shine a spotlight on this disease that affects 1 in 8 couples in this country. If you are currently undergoing infertility treatment or suspect that you may have a problem, USC Fertility wants you to be aware of resources and tools that will help you navigate the climb.
Our fertility specialists devote time to caring for patients, instructing at the Keck School of Medicine and researching causes and improved treatment protocols for infertility. We believe that a high level of support and depth of knowledge and services that you have access to at USC Fertility will make you feel optimistic as you seek resolution.
Take advantage of world-class care and resources that people all over the world seek out for family building.
USC Fertility Research
Did you know that USC Fertility is responsible for more than 200 research studies that impact the way reproductive medicine is practiced? We encourage you to participate in a study, or ask about how the findings can influence your treatment protocols. For example, USC Fertility pioneered research into:
- Natural cycle IVF
- Donor egg IVF
- Ovarian tissue freezing for fertility rescue
- Vitamin D and fertility outcomes
Your fertility specialist is the captain of the ship, but the resources you select will help ensure smoother sailing along the course. At USC Fertility, we encourage our patients to take care of themselves, and to recognize a mind-body connection to reproductive health. Consider acupuncture, massage, meditation and a healthful diet during fertility treatment. Knowledge will make you feel more in control of the process, so set aside a few minutes each week to scan through a treatment description on our website.
Reassurances Along The Way
Here’s the best news to be aware of this Infertility Awareness Week: People who partner with a reproductive endocrinologist and follow through with treatment have an 80 percent chance of resolving infertility*. USC Fertility has a long track record of advocating and raising awareness for infertility.
If you haven’t done so already, we hope that you will take the next step and contact a fertility specialist for answers and an actionable plan.