Genesis Fertility Centre: First clinic in Canada to have independently verified pregnancy rates

In 2013, Genesis Fertility Centre became the first and only clinic in Canada to independently verify our pregnancy success rates.

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Genesis Fertility Centre is the first fertility clinic in Canada to have independently verified pregnancy rates.

Why did we have our clinical results independently verified?

We did this to improve transparency about our clinic’s pregnancy rates and make it easier for patients to understand our success rates.

In the U.S., pregnancy rates reporting by fertility clinics is mandatory, audited and identifiable. In Canada however, success rates reporting is voluntary, de-identified and unaudited. Websites may contain only biochemical pregnancy rates and use different denominators, making it virtually impossible for patients to compare the success rates of different fertility clinics.

At Genesis, we ensure validity of our pregnancy rates annually through third-party auditing conducted by two independent, unrelated industry organizations: Fertility Authority, a leading authority in patient advocacy, and IVF Reports, an authority in IVF standards.

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Babies Born Using Donated Wombs

(Photo Credit: gabi_menashe via photopin cc)

It’s been a busy week for fertility science. This past weekend, the world welcomed the first baby born from a transplanted womb and on Monday, it was announced that another two women are set to give birth using their mothers’ wombs.

Why are these developments so important to the fertility field?

There are many causes for infertility, but one of the most challenging causes is Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) Syndrome, a congenital defect which occurs in 1 in 4,500 women where they are born without a uterus. This condition, and other conditions such as Asherman’s syndrome (an acquired uterine condition characterized by scar tissue formation inside the uterus and/or the cervix), can benefit from uterus transplants as a potential treatment for infertility. Previously, these conditions have had few to no options for treatment without the involvement of gestational carriers or resorting to adoption.

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Huffington Post Canada: Would You Donate Your Eggs to a Couple Who Couldn’t Conceive?

Our medical director, Dr. Sonya Kashyap, had a chance to respond to Randi D’s “I Donated My Eggs So I Could Travel the World” blog post as published on Huffington Post. In her article, she delves into the following:

  • Why egg donation?
  • Could you expect your experience with egg donation to be the same as Randi’s?
  • The difference between egg donations in Canada and the U.S. and which system is better

To read her blog in full, please click here or on the image below.


 (Photo Credit: Panayiotis Filippou via photopin cc)

Drishti Magazine: Eeva

We’ve been featured in “Canada’s Premiere South Asian Lifestyle Magazine”! Drishti Magazine had a chance to interview our medical director, Dr. Sonya Kashyap, about the use of Early Embryo Viability Assessment (Eeva), the first use of the assisted reproductive technology in Canada.

To view the article, please click here or the image below!Drishti Magazine - Eeva

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Meet Us Mondays: David Wilson, Andrologist

Andrologist at Genesis Fertility Centre in Vancouver

Hi, I’m David.  When people ask me what I do I jokingly say, ‘I make babies.’

I’m an andrologist, which means I specialize in working on the male side of the process.  I work on anything sperm related, from a profile to a freeze to a surgical sperm preparation.   I spend my days tucked away in the lab.  If I do meet you, I’m happy to answer any questions about what it is that we do.  I’m proud to be part of a close-knit, proactive and experienced lab team, which is part of a larger Genesis family.

I have been working at Genesis since early 2010.  I’ve had a varied career path before my arrival here.  I spent the majority of my time prior working in laboratories of the mining industry.  I got sidetracked for a bit and had a short stint as a RCMP constable.  I came to Genesis looking for a career where I could really make a difference.  Through further education and much training I have been lucky enough to be afforded the opportunity to work here.  I enjoy it immensely.  It’s both challenging and rewarding.  To play a part in helping patients realize their dreams of having a baby is a great honour.  Eventually I hope to become an embryologist, but whatever my future entails, I plan on remaining in the fertility field.  I’m not a person that always knew what they wanted to be when they grew up but I feel that at Genesis I have found a home.

I was born and raised in Vancouver.  When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, keeping fit running or at the gym and playing lots of hockey.  If you see me with a black eye or limping around the clinic, that’s the reason.  I also like to do a lot of reading and I especially like to travel when I have the chance.

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