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If you are considering fertility treatment because you have struggled to conceive or you or your partner are infertile, or if you are a same sex couple wanting to have a baby, there are a number of options available through the NHS and/or through private funding at fertility clinics in Oxford.

If you would like to book a consultation (many clinics offer free initial consultations) to discuss your ferility treatment options at a clinic in Oxford, complete the contact form on the right, and if we represent a local clinic, an advisor will contact you. Treatment options include:

Please also contact us if you would like further information about egg donation/edd donors or sperm donation/sperm donors.

Fertility Clinics Oxford

Oxford Fertility Unit

Institute of Reprodutive Sciences
Oxford Business Park North
Oxford
Oxfordshire
United Kingdom
OX4 2HW
Tel: 01865 782800
Oxford is known across the world for its prestigious Oxford University, an institution which has been at the forefront of academia for centuries. The Oxford Fertility Unit is fortunate to be an institution closely associated with the university for research purposes, a partnership that, when coupled with the unit's dedication to advancing reproductive medicine, has yielded many remarkable achievements. Most recently the Oxford Fertility Unit successfully saw the birth of its first IVM child, bringing the method of in vitro maturation to the forefront of the reproductive world. IVM is offered as a treatment at the Unit, and has the proven to be remarkably successful despite the fact that at present it is not offered by many fertility clinics and assisted reproduction units across the country. The first IVM babies born in the UK were twins born in October 2007, and since then many more have been born as the procedure has been developed by the Oxford Fertility Centre. In vitro maturation is a suitable treatment option for women with a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome. A condition which is responsible for very many cases of infertility, and results in the formation of what are called polycystic ovaries because of excessive testosterone production. A polycystic ovary has the appearance of many cysts, which are in fact immature follicles that have stopped developing as they should because of abnormal hormone levels. These follicles are easily visualised on an ultrasound and are a clear indication of the condition. In the past IVM has been shown to be less effective than IVF, but at the Oxford Fertility Centre IVM has recently achieved pregnancy rates of up to 48% in women under the age of 35. Were the protocol differs from standard IVF is in that it involves procuring immature eggs from a female patient and maturing them in a lab setting before fertilisation by intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). After the embryos resulting from this procedure have grown to a certain stage, they are transferred to a womb to grow. The advantages of such a treatment are, for example, the fact that treatment cycles are shorter because fertility drugs are not used, and because these drugs are not utilised there are fewer side effects (like Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome). IVM has resulted in the birth of approximately 400 children, and no safety issues have been noted to date. The Oxford Fertility Unit also offers a host of other treatments for which it has become famous, including the IVF and ICSI procedures discussed above. Intrauterine insemination involving donor or partner sperm is provided, as well as surgical sperm extraction and freezing/storage facilities for sperm and eggs. Preimplantation genetic screening and diagnosis are both provided at the unit, allowing parents an opportunity to make sure that an embryo is healthy before its transfer and implantation, which gives it a higher chance of a successful pregnancy as well as a healthy life after birth.






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