10/16/2008

WVU Center For Reproductive Medicine holds open house during National Infertility Awareness Week

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –  The WVU Center for Reproductive Medicine is hosting a week-long open house for anyone interested in learning about infertility treatment.

The event is part of National Infertility Awareness Week, a campaign aimed at educating couples and individuals about the physical and emotional impact of infertility, as well as available therapies and resources.

The open house runs Monday through Friday, Oct. 20 through 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Staff members will be on hand to answer questions and conduct tours of the Center at 1322 Pineview Drive in Morgantown.  There will also be a daily door prize.

“Depending on which study you look at, about 20 percent of our society has experienced infertility.  That means one out of five couples cannot have a child,” said Michael Vernon, Ph.D., chairperson of Obstetrics and Gynecology at WVU and an embryologist at the WVU Center for Reproductive Medicine.

Success rates for assisted reproduction improve yearly, depending on diagnosis, age of the patient and method of treatment.
 

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
johnsa@wvuh.com
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