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Infertility can be heartbreaking for men and women who are trying to build a family. And infertility affects more couples than many would think; approximately one in six face this difficult emotional and physical challenge. But with the introduction of in vitro fertilization in the late 1970s, more women and men have been able to see their families grow. And fortunately, advances are made each year that provide hope, even for those who have struggled with infertility for years.

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At the Rush Center or Advanced Reproductive Care, fertility specialists successfully treat the most severe forms of male and female infertility and offer the latest techniques for the preservation of fertility in individuals with cancer.

In addition to offering traditional treatments, Rush also gives patients access to innovative technologies not widely available. In fact, Rush was the first center in Chicago to offer tubal embryo transfer, an approach that introduces embryos to the fallopian tubes rather than the uterus. This more natural pathway provides impressive success rates. Rush physicians also developed, and are the only ones using, a special embryo-delivery catheter that has already increased success rates.

For more than 20 years, Rush has been advancing the field of reproductive medicine through research and clinical innovations and serving as a training ground for scientists and medical personnel from around the world.

 

 

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