Monday, July 19, 2010

Why wasn't this around when I was going through treatment?

For the last two days, I feel a little like the Infertility Enquirer - delivering the latest infertility news.

There is a new test that some researchers at Stanford University have created that can help determine the success of IVF. It factors in several different criteria like uterine condition, hormone levels and embryo development. According to the Reuters story, the researchers "have founded a new company called Univfy to develop and commercialize the test. The company has licensed the technology from Stanford and has applied for a patent. It is seeking U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to market the test by this fall."

Another interesting tidbit of info in this article was that there are more than 80 million infertile women worldwide.

I could've saved tens of thousands of dollars if this test was out back when I was doing my IVFs. Of course, it wouldn't surprise me if, in my lifetime, a homegrown uterus is developed and babies are created in pods a la Gattica.


  1. Thanks for the latest info on IVF. The more information we have, the better we can make informed decisions for ourselves.

  2. crazy! i heard that researchers in swededn (?) were developing ways of creating sperm from stem cells, so yes, a homegrown uterus might be possible. weird!

    wow! you are married to jack bauer? ask him if chloe is that always that mean ;)

    happy iclw!

  3. Very interesting. 80 million women. So i googled some facts and that's about the population of scotland and england combined. Insane. and that's just women, what about the men.


    Thanks for sharing!
    iclw #50