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Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center

Active Research and Experimental Treatments

  • In Vitro Activation Study
  • Translational Studies of Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
  • Fragile X Research Study
  • Eeva: The Early Embryo Viability Assessment Test
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Welcome to the Stanford Fertility & Reproductive Medicine Center (SFRMC). All of us at SFRMC are committed to providing you, the patient, with the most advanced medical treatment available, offered in an empathetic and caring environment. We offer comprehensive, state-of-the-art services in the areas of Fertility and Reproductive Medicine with a personal and caring touch. Our mission is to develop a treatment plan that is mindful of the emotional and lifestyle needs of our patients.

IVF In the Press

  • Stanford researchers induce egg growth in infertile women

    An infertile woman in Japan gave birth through in vitro activation, or IVA, a Stanford-developed technique. Senior author Aaron Hsueh, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and Valerie Baker, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and chief of Stanford’s division of reproductive endocrinology and infertility, are quoted in this article. Articles featuring Hsueh, Baker and/or Yuan Cheng, a postdoctoral scholar in Hsueh’s lab and another lead author of the paper, were also prepared by,, and U.S. News

  • Stanford Researchers Unlocking Secrets Of Successful IVF

    Watch CBS 5 Health Watch and Dr. Behr discussing the two-stage process that helps identify likely success for people attempting in vitro fertilization.

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  • Fertility Preservation of Cancer Survivors

    Watch Huffington Post's interview with Dr. Westphal (In this 21-minute segment, Dr. Westphal speaks from the 12-minute mark through the end of the interview).

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  • It DOES make a difference which wins the race

    Barry Behr, PhD, Director IVF Laboratory: “For the first time we were able to generate an individual recombination map and mutation rate for each of several sperm from one person.” Scientists scan 100 sperm from one man - and find huge DNA differences

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  • Assisted Hatching

    Barry Behr, PhD, Director IVF Laboratory: Uses a laser to crack an embryo and release the inner cell mass - the source of embryonic stem cells.

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  • Infertility and IVF

    Lynn Westphal, MD, Director of Women’s Health at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, discusses possible causes of infertility and provides a glimpse into the process of In Vitro Fertilization.

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  • Picking Good Eggs

    Can a non-invasive test of a woman's eggs be used to predict in vitro fertilization success? See our study and video.

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  • IVF in Time Magazine Top 10

    Stanford University researchers reported on a new method for selecting the strongest embryos, which would most likely result in a pregnancy and live birth.

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Free Informational Seminars

Each month we offer  "An Overview of IVF and Assisted Reproductive Technology."

IVF Clinical Trials

We are currently conducting clinical research studies in reproductive medicine.

IVF Videos

This video shows the injection of a sperm, loaded in the injection pipette on the right, into an egg (oocyte) being anchored on a holding pipette on the left. More Videos »


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