Fertility & Reproductive Health

Michigan Medicine response to the recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling on in vitro fertilization (IVF): 

  • Michigan Medicine remains committed to providing IVF as a critical part of infertility care and supporting patients’ rights to reproductive freedom. 
  • The Alabama Supreme Court ruling on embryonic personhood does not have any direct impact on the patients we serve in U-M’s Center for Reproductive Medicine, including IVF services or the storage of embryos resulting from fertility treatment. 
  • While our patients will not be affected here in Michigan, we recognize that these types of rulings pose significant risks to the practice of IVF, introducing restrictions and challenges that may undermine the rights and autonomy of individuals seeking fertility treatment. 
  • Infertility affects 1 in 8 couples and IVF is often the most effective way to conceive, making access to this care critical for families who wish to receive fertility treatment. 

Please refer to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services statement for more information.  

The University of Michigan Health Center for Reproductive Medicine offers an innovative program of advanced treatments to help patients achieve a healthy baby.
Infertility is usually defined as not being able to get pregnant despite trying for one year. It’s a problem for one out of every six couples. The University of Michigan is proud to offer individualized evaluation and treatment tailored to each couple's needs, history, and desires.  Both male and female fertility specialists see patients at the Center for Reproductive Medicine, and regular provider communication allows for the creation of a unique plan to maximize each couple's chances for success.

Assisted Reproductive Technology

We offer the following assisted reproductive technology options:

We also offer our Fertility Preservation Program, an approach involving specialists to provide counseling and education services as well as sperm and egg collection and storage services. The specialists see patients prior to starting any treatment that has the potential to damage their fertility, such as testicular or ovarian cancer.

Sometimes the solution doesn’t require extraordinary measures. A medical condition such as thyroid or pituitary abnormalities can make a patient infertile. Or, if you’re facing issues related to weight and reproductive disorders such as infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), or irregular menses, our unique Michigan Interdisciplinary Clinic for Obesity and Reproduction (MICOR) offers multidisciplinary care to assist you with weight loss prior to and during fertility treatment.

Diagnosing and treating the underlying medical condition by our team may mean a couple doesn’t need assisted reproductive technologies in order to have a baby.

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