BPA - Female Fertility

Overview

Status: Recruiting
Keywords: environmental toxins and female fertility
IRB Number: 00052256
Specialty: OB/Gyn, General
Sub Specialties: Women's Health

Brief Summary

Our proposed study is designed to determine the developmental and reproductive toxicity of phthalates, Bisphenol A and other endocine disrupting chemicals, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and other molecules that may affect reproductive outcomes in couples undergoing assisted reproductive technologies. ART allows us to assess oocyte quality, fertilization rates, pre-implantation embryo development, and pre-clinical (early) pregnancy loss. These early developmental endpoints are not observable in women conceiving naturally, but are of high importance in deciphering the impact on reproductive function.

Principal Investigator: Matthew Peterson
Department: Reproductive Endrocrinology
Co Investigator: Oumar Kuzbari

Contact Information

Name:Oumar Kuzbari
Phone: 347-278-4334
Email: oumar.kuzbari@hsc.null.edu

Inclusion Criteria

All Women age 18-42 undergoing in vitro fertilization at the Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine (UCRM) will be asked to participate in our study.

Exclusion Criteria

None