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Miami Clinical Trials
There are several Miami fertility clinics and South Florida fertility clinics that conduct clinical trials to test the latest procedures or medications in fertility research. There are currently two clinical trials that deal specifically with fertility and infertility issues in the Miami/ South Florida metropolitan area, which includes Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach.
Clinical trials are carefully regulated and supervised research studies. Clinical trials for fertility issues have helped increase options for fertility treatment and medication over the years, leading to an increase in success rates for pregnancies and live births. However, as in any clinical trial, certain side effects or risks can occur throughout or following the study. Many studies occur simultaneously in different locations, but all have a stated purpose, time frame, and certain eligibility requirements for participants.
The two fertility-related clinical trials in the Miami area:
- All Women’s Healthcare of West Broward, Inc. is determining the safety and effectiveness of “pulsatile GnRH delivered from an iontophoretic patch (Lutrepatch) for induction of ovulation in women with anovulatory/ oligoovulatory infertility.”
- South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine in South Miami is studying the safety and effectiveness of ViaCyte freezing and thawing human eggs for future use in assisted reproductive technology.
More Information on Clinical Trials
Specific information on clinical trials can be found on ClinicalTrials.gov. This site offers a searchable database of clinical trials that are recruiting, active, or completed throughout the nation, based on their purpose, location, age, and sex. Further information on each clinical trial includes contact information, participant inclusion and exclusion criteria, number of participants, outcome measures, and length of trial.
All those who are interested in participating in a clinical trial should research all of the information about the particular study and discuss the information with their doctor.