Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh, a nationally-recognized fertility expert who runs a practice in San Ramon, gives her perspective on assisted reproductive technology. For more from Eyvazzadeh, check out “Birth Control” in our May issue. Sign up for our newsletter and we’ll email you when it’s available online.
What’s the biggest change in your industry in the past year?
I tell patients there’s no such thing as unexplained infertility. This diagnosis simply means: “No one explained it enough.” We have the ability now through male and female fertility gene tests to guide patients before treatment so they know their fertility diagnosis and can tailor their treatment appropriately to give themselves the shortest and most efficient path to pregnancy.
What do you foresee as the biggest change on the horizon in the year to come?
I think one of the biggest changes that we will see in the year to come is more pregnant women over 50. This isn’t anything new by any means but I think that women who had their first baby over age 45 will feel more empowered to have another baby at 50 because our society is changing and more accepting of older mothers.
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