Infertility and reproductive care
Approximately 15 percent of all married couples have difficulty getting pregnant. Infertility is usually diagnosed when a woman is unable to conceive after one year of regular sex without birth control.
UCHealth offers comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for both male and female reproductive issues from a team of nationally recognized, board-certified specialists. We create the nurturing environment you need to overcome the physical, emotional and social challenges of conception. We specialize in challenging cases, helping couples across metro Denver and the Colorado Front Range realize their dreams of starting a family.
Infertility treatments and services we offer
Our full range of services includes:
- Assisted hatching.
- Assisted reproduction therapy.
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
- Donor eggs.
- Donor embryos.
- Donor sperm insemination.
- Electroejaculation/sperm retrieval.
- Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer (GIFT).
- In vitro fertilization.
- Intrauterine insemination.
- Microsurgery/reproductive surgery.
- Ovulation induction.
- Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.
- Vasectomy reversal.
Causes of infertility
Female infertility can be caused by one or a combination of factors, including:
- Abnormal cervix or uterus.
- Being age 30 and above – fertility decreases naturally as women age.
- Being overweight or losing too much weight.
- Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes.
- Certain medicines used to treat depression or some cancers.
- Hypothalamic-pituitary disorders.
- Not having sex frequently or not having it in time for ovulation.
- Ovulation disorder.
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome.
- Previous surgeries done on the abdomen or pelvis, such as an appendectomy.
- Use of tobacco, alcohol, or illegal (street) drugs.
Male infertility can be caused by multiple factors, including:
- Anti-sperm antibodies.
- Blocked sperm ducts.
- Chromosomal/genetic abnormalities.
- Failure of sperm to mature properly.
- Hormonal abnormalities.
- Low sperm production.
- Systemic disease.
- Testicular trauma.