Fertility & Reproductive Health
Why choose UCLA Health for fertility and reproductive health?
At the UCLA Fertility and Reproductive Health Center, we provide comprehensive fertility services. We use a collaborative approach based on each person’s needs and preferences. Highlights of our program include:
Expert physicians: All our physicians in the Fertility and Reproductive Health Center are reproductive endocrinologists, meaning they specialize in fertility and reproductive health. The center has also achieved recognition in the “Top Doctor, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility” category by Castle Connolly’s Southern California Top Doctors.
Improvements in women’s care: In addition to caring for patients, our specialists also conduct research. Our goal is to improve women’s health care and learn more about disorders that lead to infertility.
Personalized treatment plans: Whether you’re interested in infertility testing, genetic counseling or fertility preservation options, our team can help. We offer a range of services to provide each patient with a personalized care plan that meets their needs and goals.
Our areas of care
The specialists in the Fertility and Reproductive Health Center offer a range of care options, including:
Fertility evaluations: Our reproductive endocrinologists offer comprehensive testing for both male and female fertility. When we know the root cause of fertility challenges, we can better identify what treatments will work best for you.
Fertility treatments: Whether you want to postpone pregnancy through egg or embryo freezing or need help getting pregnant now, our specialists provide a full range of treatment options.
Genetic counseling: If you or your partner has or is a carrier for a known genetic condition, we can help you understand the risks of passing the condition to your baby. We use techniques including preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) to ensure that you don’t pass on a hereditary condition to your baby.
LGBTQ family planning: Same-sex couples may desire fertility treatments. Options including intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) can give LGBTQ couples more options for starting a family.
Oncofertility: Sometimes, cancer treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation can affect a person’s fertility. We work closely with oncologists to offer fertility preservation or treatment options so that you have the opportunity to build the family you desire after cancer treatment.
Reproductive surgery: Conditions including endometriosis, fibroids or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may affect a woman’s fertility. We offer diagnostic testing, management and surgery options to treat underlying conditions and help women succeed in getting pregnant.
Conditions we treat
Many conditions can affect your fertility. We diagnose and treat all types of these conditions, including:
Autoimmune disorders: Conditions such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis that reduce your body’s ability to produce healthy eggs or sperm.
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (irregular periods): When a woman menstruates with irregularity, either in terms of frequency or duration.
Endometriosis: When the tissue that lines the inside of your uterus grows outside the uterus, often into the fallopian tubes.
Miscarriage: When an embryo or fetus dies before week 20 of pregnancy.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): A hormonal disorder that can lead to small cysts on the ovaries.
Premature ovarian failure: When your ovaries stop producing eggs before age 40.
Uterine fibroids: Benign, or noncancerous, growths that appear in the uterus.
Treatments we offer
Our specialists work with you to find the best treatment option for your individual needs. Infertility treatments we offer include:
Assisted hatching: A process where we help the embryo “hatch” by creating a small crack in the embryo’s “shell” to help it implant into the uterus.
Egg freezing: A technique used to harvest and store a woman’s eggs to postpone pregnancy until a later date.
Embryo cryopreservation: Preserving and freezing embryos to use at a later date.
In vitro fertilization (IVF): Mixing eggs and sperm in a laboratory setting to create an embryo.
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI): An option during IVF where specialists inject one sperm directly into the egg.
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD): A genetic screening couples can choose to perform on an embryo before implantation.
Meet our team
Our reproductive endocrinologists specialize in infertility diagnosis and treatment. We also conduct research and clinical trials so that we can better understand fertility causes and offer treatments that work.
Call 310-794-7274 to request an appointment with a fertility specialist at UCLA Health.