What’s My Fertility at CHR
Background: Risk screening for low functional ovarian reserve
Approximately 10% of all women age their ovaries more rapidly than is normal. Currently, most of these women are diagnosed with low functional ovarian reserve (LFOR) either when already in early menopause or when encountering fertility problems at advanced female ages
In 2014 CHR was awarded a U.S. patent (#8,951,724B2, “Detection of Infertility Risk and Premature Ovarian Aging”) for a prospective diagnostic algorithm, which already at young ages allows for the identification of women who may be at risk to age their ovaries prematurely and develop LFOR at relatively young ages. Once a young woman is so define as “at risk,” she can be placed into an annual diagnostic follow-up program, which within a few short years allows for a final determination whether she really is on the way toward early LFOR or not. If she, indeed, is found “at risk,” a young woman for the first time has options: she can either choose to have children at a young age, in which case she, likely, will not even need any medical help, or, if that is not possible, she can enter fertility preservation and freeze eggs at young ages, when eggs offer the best pregnancy chances.
CHR licensed this patent to a newly founded medical corporation, called Generation Medical Associates, PLLC, which in a program, called What’s My Fertility™ offers this program online and, free of charge to physicians, has started placing it into general Ob/Gyn offices all around the country (and, hopefully, the world). Though, because of the age at which women will most benefit from this program (likely around 20-25), this is not a program geared at fertility centers like CHR, as the “inventors” of the concept, CHR, nevertheless, will offer the program. If other fertility centers should also be interested in offering the program, they will also be offered participation free of charge.
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Last Updated: June 5, 2015