The importance of new infertility research
At our Virginia fertility center, we take great pride in adding to infertility treatment knowledge. For as long as people have been having children, there have been those who struggled to conceive. It was not until the 1800s that some scientists in the West began to consider infertility to be a medical condition. This shift in ideology set the stage for a boom in new infertility research.
- 1934 A woman named Lillian Lauricella gave birth to twin girls through the first known successful artificial insemination.
- 1944 Scientists successfully fertilized four eggs in laboratory dishes, which gave rise to in vitro (in glass) fertilization. The resulting embryos were never transferred.
- 1960s Pharmaceutical companies began testing fertility medications.
- 1978 The first successful IVF pregnancy resulted in the birth of a little girl, Louise Brown.
After Louise Brown’s birth, infertility treatment options expanded exponentially through research.
New infertility research findings at ASRM 2019
Our Virginia fertility clinic has made significant contributions to infertility treatment through the work of Fady Sharara MD. This year, Dr. Sharara has contributed research for several presentations at this year’s conference of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). ASRM 2019 will be held in October. Here is a look at some of the research.
- One study suggests that South Asian women have lower IVF success rates than white women even if they are younger and have a better ovarian reserve.
- Another study is testing the efficacy of a new medication designed to help promote the success of IVF cycles.
Dr. Sharara will also chair a seminar discussing the use of stem cells in treating Asherman’s Syndrome, a condition where scar tissue develops in a woman’s uterus and impairs her fertility.
Our fertility doctor hopes that his new infertility research, along with that presented by his colleagues at ASRM 2019, can help fertility success rates continue to grow so that more hopeful parents can have the children of their dreams.
At the head of the field
Our Virginia fertility center enjoys high success rates because we are always looking for research-supported ways to improve our procedures.
Contact us to learn more about the new infertility research we do to keep giving our patients the best chance at fertility success.