USC Fertility

Proactive Fertility Testing

Proactive fertility testing makes a difference for women and men

At USC Fertility, our dedicated physicians combine clinical expertise and compassionate care to help our patients become parents. Some people have a specific timeline for starting their families, but others don’t. Our Los Angeles fertility center doctors want our patients to seek proactive fertility testing, so they are ready whenever they want to start a family.

An explanation of female fertility basics from our doctors

Women are born with all the eggs they will ever have. At puberty, the eggs mature. Once a month, the ovaries release an egg for fertilization. Menstruation occurs if the egg is not fertilized.

As women age, their egg quality and quantity decline. Other issues such as hormonal imbalances and structural abnormalities can affect female fertility. Understanding your fertility will allow you to make the best decisions for your future family.

Why you should consider proactive fertility testing

With proactive fertility testing, our Los Angeles fertility center can provide an accurate assessment of your fertility timeline. For example, women in their late-20s and early-30s may want to consider egg freezing to preserve their higher quality eggs for future use.

If tests reveal issues related to ovarian reserve, you and your partner can make an educated decision about whether to adjust your timeline. The valuable information gained from fertility testing can allow you to create a detailed plan for starting your family.

How proactive fertility testing works at our Los Angeles fertility center

If patients want to consider proactive fertility testing, we will complete a thorough medical history and run blood tests to check hormone levels. Your physician may also order an ultrasound to assess the condition of the uterus, ovaries and uterine lining.

For couples interested in proactive fertility testing, our doctors often suggest a semen analysis. This simple test can evaluate sperm quality and identify any male factor infertility.

When patients visit our Los Angeles fertility center, we provide the comprehensive medical care they need. Fertility testing allows you to gather an accurate picture of your ability to conceive when the time is right. Contact our fertility clinic to schedule an appointment.