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Ovarian Activation

Ovarian exhaustion, lack of ovarian reserve (menopause) – does it always lead to the oocyte donation?

Is there hope to obtain your “own” cells and give birth to a genetically healthy child? There is always a chance! And we will provide you with details in this article.

The biggest reproduction problem is a problem of low ovarian reserve and its complete loss. People inevitably face this problem with age, although it is not that uncommon even among young people (premature ovarian exhaustion), often after surgical treatment for pelvic problems.

While almost everything related to other reproduction problems can be solved thanks to the high tech medical care, the reduction, exhaustion or lack of ovarian reserve (menopause) is like an unassailable fortress for reproductive endocrinologists from around the world. Nowadays, the only way to achieve pregnancy in this kind situation is to use donor’s eggs (oocytes), taken from a woman with good ovarian reserve. Afterwards the high tech medical care methods are applied and the woman with an ovarian reserve problem can get pregnant and give birth! In most countries, the ethical side of the procedure is no longer an issue. It is fairly obvious that this is the fastest way to achieve pregnancy.

A solution has been recently found in Japan.

Professor, MD Kazuhiro Kawamura figured out a way to activate “silent” ovaries. The activation takes place outside the human body, in the IVF laboratory, where they remove the natural genetic block from the cells. However, a laparoscopic operation on the patient’s ovaries is an unpleasant but necessary step to extract ovarian tissue, which will be activated later with the use of specialized equipment.

The activated ovarian tissue is put back into the patient’s body, and where it proceeds to develop on its own, producing follicles. After some time, the patient’s periods come back for 1-3 cycles. If during this timeframe the ovarian stimulation is carried out, then the eggs suitable for fertilization can be produced. This method resulted into the birth of several perfectly healthy children. Professor Kawamura called it IVA.

Some of the largest and most influential IVF clinics seek to obtain this treatment method. The most determined patients travel to Japan to get a chance to try IVA. 

On June 1, 2019, Professor Kazuhiro Kawamura visited Altravita together with his colleague and co-author from the USA, professor Aaron JW Hsueh. After a week of thorough examination and meticulous of Altravita with other medical institutions in Russia, including some of the leading state-funded research centers, AltraVita was selected to perform IVA treatment in Russian Federation. The professors emphasized that there are not many clinics like AltraVita in the modern world of medical services, because we have vast experience in complying with strict certification standards. Our clinic remains the only one in Russia to voluntarily go through the certification by the American system of quality control of medical institutions CAP - College of American Pathologists.

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