News Release

October 29, 2013

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914


Free Fertility Assessments Nov. 23 at UConn Health Center

FARMINGTON, CONN. – The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services at the UConn Health Center is offering free fertility assessments Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its offices in the Dowling South Building on the Health Center campus.

Participants will complete a brief questionnaire about their gynecological, obstetrical, fertility and medical history and undergo a blood draw for an anti-Mullerian hormone test. AMH testing is considered to be a strong indicator of fertility potential.

Once the result of the AMH blood tests are received (about two weeks), the Center will follow up with participants with a scheduled 15-minute phone call from a member of the Center’s clinical team to discuss the questionnaire and AMH results. All this will be at no cost to the patient.

  • The free fertility assessments open to women 30-42 years old.
  • Food and drink will not impact results.
  • Blood will be drawn and sent out for testing at no cost to the patient.
  • Test can be performed any time during menstrual cycle.
  • Birth control will not affect the results.
  • Each participant will receive a complimentary gift bag.
  • Beverages and snacks will be available.
  • The visit will last 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Pre-registration via phone or website is required.
  • Participants will be seen as walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis.

In today’s society, age-related infertility is becoming more common because, for a variety of reasons, many women wait until their 30s to begin their families. Even though women today are healthier and taking better care of themselves than ever before, improved health in later life does not offset the natural age-related decline in fertility. It is important to understand that fertility declines as a woman ages due to the normal age-related decrease in the number of eggs that remain in her ovaries. This decline may take place much sooner than most women expect. This free fertility assessment is intended to help women better understand where they are on the curve and better understand the options available to them.

More information about the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services, more details about this event, and registration is available by calling 860-679-4580 or visiting the Center’s website: Directions to Dowling South are available at

About the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services

The University of Connecticut Health Center was one of the first academic medical centers to establish an IVF program that started in the early 1980s and has grown to be the largest fertility center in the state with nearly 1,000 cycles completed in the last year. The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services was formed in 1998 in the division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility at UConn Health Center, and has grown to include over 80 full and part time staff members. The Center offers many advanced techniques to help patients achieve successful pregnancies.

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