A Prospective Study of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Dr. Marcelle Cedars, Dr. Heather Huddleston
The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between genetic and environmental factors that may explain PCOS. We will use information collected during visits to our PCOS clinic and the family history of PCOS patients to learn about the causes and effects of PCOS.
Fertility Treatment Experiences Study
Dr. Lauri Pasch, Dr. Sarah Holley
Are you currently trying to get pregnant using donor sperm? If so, you are invited to participate in a study being conducted by researchers at San Francisco State University and UCSF. The study aims to investigate aspects of fertility treatment experiences for heterosexual and lesbian women. Participation involves completing an online questionnaire survey, which takes approximately 30 minutes. Participants have a chance to win $100 in a monthly raffle. For more information, and to register for the study, click here: http://tinyurl.com/FTEstudy-Registration.
The Effects of Secreted Embryonic Factors on Human Endometrium
Dr. Linda Giudice
The purpose of this study is to examine the possible importance of factors secreted (released by) from human embryos during the process of implantation. We hope to learn if these factors are secreted into the culture medium (culture medium is the fluid that we place around the developing embryos when we do IVF) of human eggs outside of the human body, and if so, how these factors affect the lining of the uterus. Once the eggs are collected at the time of egg retrieval, they are placed in a dish and mixed with sperm. When fertilization takes place, they are grown in that dish for several days with fluid culture medium bathing the embryos. Then the embryos are either transferred to the uterus or frozen and culture media is routinely discarded. For this study, we request your permission to collect this culture media for research study. We will test the media for any substance secreted by the embryos, and if so, how that substance may affect the lining of the uterus using cells (endometrial cells).
|The UCSF Center for Reproductive Health, located in Northern California's San Francisco Bay Area offers a comprehensive array of infertility evaluation and treatment options for both men and women. Our services include: Infertility Evaluation, Male Reproductive Health, Fertility Preservation, Reproductive Surgery, Tubal Reversal Surgery, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), Ovulation Induction, Donor Sperm Insemination, Egg Donor Program for Donors, Egg Donor Program for Recipients, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Gestational Surrogacy, Genetic Screening and Counseling Psychological Support.|