Center for Reproductive Health Research Studies

If you are unsure about what studies you qualify for, simply email us at [email protected]. Alternatively, explore different UCSF studies at clinicaltrials.ucsf.edu

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Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) Studies

FAM Study | Family Building in Same-Sex Couples Study

Status: Active, Enrolling
This study aims to examine family building experiences for same-sex couples. Participation involves both members of the couple. Each partner independently completes an online survey (30 minutes), then together the couple completes an in-person interview (90 minutes) at a local university. Each couple will receive $80 (total) for their participation.

You may be eligible if you are: you are a member of a same-sex couple, you or your partner (or gestational carrier) have completed at least one IUI or IVF cycle, and you are between the ages of 25-45

Sarah Holley PhD
Principal Invesitgator
[email protected]

Lauri Pasch PhD
Principal Investigator

Study Website


In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Studies

3M Study | Media, Morphokinetics and Mosaicism Study

Status: Active, Enrolling
The purpose is to determine if two different, both commercially-available, embryo culture media’s impact 1) the development of embryos 2) the likelihood of an embryo having normal chromosome numbers (Euploid). The two different medias contain nutrients that help to support the cell of the embryo – both medias are in use in IVF laboratories throughout the United States.

You may be eligible if you are: a male-female couple, aged 18 years or older, and undergoing IVF with planned Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)

Flor Juarez
Clinical Research Coordinator
415-514-6387
[email protected]

Mitchell Rosen MD HCLD
Principal Investigator

clinical trials Website


CHIP Study | Sperm Selection by Microfluidic Separation Improves Embryo Quality in Patients with a History of Poor Embryo Quality

Status: Active, Enrolling
This is a randomized controlled trial of couples with a history of poor embryo quality undergoing a repeat in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle for unexplained infertility. Couples will be randomized to sperm selection by the clinical standard of centrifugation and density-gradient processing compared to the microfluidic sperm sorting chip.

You may be eligible if you are: a male-female couple, aged 18 years or older, and undergoing IVF or ICSI treatment

Flor Juarez
Clinical Research Coordinator
415-514-6387
[email protected]

Mitchell Rosen MD HCLD
Principal Investigator

clinical trials Website


CLeAR Study | Cytokines, Lipids, and Reproduction (CLeAR) Study

Status: Active, Enrolling
The CLeAR study is investigating markers of inflammation and reproductive health. Inflammation may influence human fertility and we would like to know more about these factors and evaluate the impact of these markers on various stages of reproduction. Participants will be asked for a short blood draw and follicular fluid collection (typically discarded during IVF) during their retrieval procedure.

You may be eligible if you are: female, aged 18-43 years old, and undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment

Alex McGough
Clinical Research Coordinator
415-502-2557
[email protected]

Victor Fujimoto MD
Principal Investigator


DESCRT Study | Developmental Epidemiological Study on Children born through Reproductive Technology

Status: Active, Enrolling
Despite the rise in the number of births from fertility treatments, there are limited long-term data on health of the offspring. The purpose of the study is to establish an epidemiological cohort of almost 4,000 pregnancies to address critical public health questions regarding potential metabolic risk to children conceived through fertility treatments.

You may be eligible if you are: have previously/are currently receiving fertility treatment from UCSF Center of Reproductive Health

Karmen Louie
Clinical Research Supervisor
415-476-3798
[email protected]

Marcelle Cedars MD
Principal Investigator

Study Website


FAM Study | Family Building in Same-Sex Couples Study

Status: Active, Enrolling
This study aims to examine family building experiences for same-sex couples. Participation involves both members of the couple. Each partner independently completes an online survey (30 minutes), then together the couple completes an in-person interview (90 minutes) at a local university. Each couple will receive $80 (total) for their participation.

You may be eligible if you are: you are a member of a same-sex couple, you or your partner (or gestational carrier) have completed at least one IUI or IVF cycle, and you are between the ages of 25-45

Sarah Holley PhD
Principal Invesitgator
[email protected]

Lauri Pasch PhD
Principal Investigator

Study Website


INVOcell Study | Intravaginal Culture of Embryos

Status: Active, Enrolling
The purpose of this study is to evaluate implantation rate with intra-vaginal culture with the INVOcell device versus traditional IVF while using minimal stimulation protocols.

You may be eligible if you are: female (or assigned female at birth), aged 18-37, and experiencing one or more years of infertility

Nik Lenhart
Clinical Research Coordinator
415-502-2555
[email protected]

Marcelle Cedars MD
Principal Investigator

clinical trials Website


hESC Study | Human Embryonic Stem Cell Study

Status: Active, Enrolling
The study is enrolling UCSF CRH patients willing to donate embryos created during the IVF cycle that are of low quality and therefore cannot be used for treatment. Embryos to used in this project would normally be discarded because their quality indicates that they cannot implant and subsequently cannot give rise to pregnancy. The overall goal of the study is to develop cell-based therapies for diabetes.

You may be eligible if you are: female (or assigned female at birth), aged 18-41, undergoing IVF treatment at UCSF Center for Reproductive Health, and not using sperm or ovum donor samples

Bryn Carlson
Clinical Research Coordinator
[email protected]

Susan Fisher PhD
Principal Investigator

Michael McMaster PhD
Principal Investigator

Hakan Cakmak MD
Study Clinician


PrISICE Trial | Pre-Implantation Screening and Investigation on the Cryopreservation of Embryos

Status: Active, Enrolling
The trial objective is to determine whether the deferred transfer of embryos following cryopreservation at the blastocyst stage following pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS-FET) improves live birthrates compared to both the deferred transfer of cryopreserved embryos without PGS (FET) and immediate transfer at the conclusion of a "fresh" in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle (Fresh).

You may be eligible if you are: female (or assigned female at birth), aged 18-42, and undergoing IVF treatment

Rebecca Wong
Clinical Research Coordinator
415-353-4305
[email protected]

Marcelle Cedars MD
Principal Investigator

Alex McGough
Clinical Research Coordinator
415-502-2557
[email protected]

 

 

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