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To develop the Fertility Preservation Research Centre into a world-renowned centre for treatment and research on infertility
To develop treatment and research on the area of fertility preservation
To establish the Fertility Preservation Research Centre as a world-leading centre for infertility treatment, and scientific research into fertility preservation, the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infertility
To establish the best method for cryopreserving gametes, embryos and gonadal tissue
To develop a registry database for fertility preservation in our unit
To increase public awareness and promote knowledge among the general public, patients and clinicians on fertility preservation through campaigns, professional seminars, public talks and patient support groups
To appeal to the government authorities for more public funding in support of fertility preservation treatments and programmes for infertile patients
What We Do
In Hong Kong, 1 in 6 couples are infertile. Infertility is a common problem both locally and globally. Over the last two decades, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at CUHK has made important and pioneering contributions in advancing the understanding of the pathological basis for infertility through clinical and genetic studies, exemplified by the early diagnosis of miscarriage through state-of-the-art low-pass genome sequencing, improving the surgical management of miscarriage through ultrasound- guided manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) for treating early pregnancy loss, and exploring the possibility of fertility preservation through gonadal tissue preservation and laboratory research.
Through this centre, we offers options to patients with cancer hoping to preserve their fertility. Second, it aims to help healthy couples and individuals who wish to postpone childbearing and reduce the risk of age-related subfertility and birth defects. The centre will enable CUHK to pioneer in fertility preservation research. In addition, fertility preservation can play a pivotal part in reproductive medicine.