The Jerusalem Post has reported that a new international center for fertility and genetics will open in Jerusalem, based at the Shaarei Zedek Medical Center.

The Center will provide treatment for infertile couples from Israel as well as from abroad, and act as a research center.

The Center will be run by Shaarei Zedek together with the Hadassah University Medical Centers and Hebrew University’s research arm.

Accroding to the article:

Israel has more in-vitro fertilization units per capita – one in nearly every general hospital – than any other country in the world, due to the desire of couples to have babies. Thus Israeli physicians and technicians have more expertise in fertility and genetic diagnosis than almost anywhere in the world.

In fact, SZMC delivers apparently more infants – 22,000 a year – than any other hospital in the world, a significant percentage of them for infertile couples who undergo IVF and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis to ensure that the baby will not be born with serious defects.

 

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