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RENOWNED FERTILITY SPECIALIST “DR. LAWRENCE WERLIN”
RECOGNIZED AS LEADING INFERTILITY DOCTOR
Few subjects are as timely for women as fertility and reproductive medicine. Best-selling books, national news and major magazines have been investigating the fertility time clock, analyzing the reality of older women giving birth to healthy babies and debating when its realistic that a woman has reached the end of her child bearing years.
While great advances have taken place in reproductive medicine and fertility, up until now most couples rolled the dice hoping procedures such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) would result in a baby. A new study, conducted by Dr. Lawrence Werlin, takes the guessing game out of the process and gives women answers they have been hoping for that will increase their chances for pregnancy success.
Dr. Werlin, a leading fertility specialist, recently pioneered two studies to assess the effects of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), the screening of chromosomes and genes of an embryo that allows couples to test for defects and abnormalities.
The first study regarding IVF failure in women 38 years and older was presented last month at a major conference. The second multi -centered study, which is investigating the effects of PGD for women in three high-risk categories: recurrent pregnancy loss, advanced maternal age and women with failed IVF cycles. As the principal investigator, Dr. Werlin is expected to present his findings internationally in October, at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s (ASRM) annual symposium
Findings from both studies offer hope and promise in a world of uncertainty giving women answers that will increase their knowledge and chances for pregnancy success.
His credentials as a leader in Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility earn him the respect of his peers and his patients. Dr. Werlin is the founder and Medical Director of Coastal Fertility Medical Center, a leader in the uses and study of PGD and the former director of the Hoag Memorial Hospital Fertility Services. He was honored as recipient of the National Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine and served as the National Fellow in Reproductive Medicine at the National Institutes of Health and served as chair of the Validation Committee from the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technologies for nearly a decade. He was selected as Orange County’s Best Doctor in Fertility and to the Best Doctors in America list from 1996 – 2002.
Founded in 1982, Coastal Fertility Medical Center in Irvine, CA is a well-established fertility center in Orange County and a highly respected clinic in Southern California. The fertility specialists and staff at CFMC provide reproductive procedures like IVF (in vitro fertilization) and PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis), research, education, and patient services. Dr. Lawrence Werlin, Southern California infertility doctor, is a nationally recognized leader in the field of reproductive medicine.