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Privacy Practices

Privacy Policy, Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Arizona Egg Donation

Arizona Egg Donation Now Paying Travel + Compensation To Qualified Egg Donors $9,500 compensation Reproductive Science Center of the Bay Area in San Francisco thanks you for your interest in becoming an egg donor. Your decision to become an egg donor is a generous contribution and you will be reimbursed for your time and commitment … Continued

Now Recruiting Egg Donors from Las Vegas

Now Recruiting Egg Donors from Las Vegas Many couples who want children find it impossible to conceive for a variety of reasons. Egg donation has allowed some women whose ovaries do not produce usable eggs to become pregnant with the use of donated eggs. Since 1983, we have been able to help women to conceive using donated eggs. … Continued

Thank You Intake Questionnaire

  Thank You For Completing Your Paperwork We look forward to seeing you soon! Visit the Start Your Journey page for more information about your first appointment. If you have any questions leading up to your visit, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our patients’ fertility journeys To learn more about the fertility journey … Continued

Thank you contact

Thank you for contacting us! We will respond to your inquiry as soon as we possibly can. Still have questions? Our Patient FAQs page might be a good place to start. You can also learn more about infertility diagnoses and tips for getting pregnant by reading our Fertility Blog. Connect with us Follow us on social media to … Continued

Thank you egg donor

Thank you for your interest in our program! A representative will contact you via email within two weeks if you are eligible to proceed. Refer a friend Our best egg donors come to us through referrals from you! Refer a friend and receive a $200 referral fee* upon completion of her donation cycle. Referrals must be … Continued

Thank You - Donor Completed Form

Thank you for submitting your application to the RSC Bay Area egg donor program. Our staff will be contact you soon about your responses.

Share Your Story Waiver & Terms

Share Your Story Waiver By submitting my personal story or agreeing to be interviewed, I understand that Reproductive Science Center of the Bay Area may publish this information to other social media sites, to its website, and to any other company that promotes Reproductive Science Center of the Bay Area, including, without limitation, to any … Continued

Recruiting Egg Donors

Now recruiting out-of-state egg donors! Enjoy a trip to the Bay Area on us! Egg donors receive up to $9,500, plus travel, hotel and food stipends

Thank You - Incomplete Recipient Selection

Thank You for Starting the Selection Process If we can help you complete your selection, please contact us online or at (888) 377-4483. Have questions? Read more about the egg donor selection process. We explain the donor testing process and IVF cycle steps. Discover our success stories Read about real RSC patients who have overcome … Continued

Thank You - Recipient Registration

Thank you for submitting your egg donor recipient registration. If you have questions, please contact us. Login to view our donor registry.

Now Recruiting Egg Donors from Oregon

Now Recruiting Egg Donors from Oregon Many couples who want children find it impossible to conceive for a variety of reasons. Egg donation has allowed some women whose ovaries do not produce usable eggs to become pregnant with the use of donated eggs. Since 1983, we have been able to help women to conceive using donated eggs. RSC … Continued

Patient-Healthcare Provider Electronic Communication Agreement

Patient-Healthcare Provider Electronic Communication Agreement Electronic communications, including, but not limited to, emails, internet-based video conferencing through such applications as Skype and “FaceTime” through iPhones and iPads, for example (hereinafter “Electronic Communications”) provide an opportunity to communicate with your healthcare provider relative to issues that are non-emergent, non-urgent or non-critical. Electronic Communications are not a … Continued

Now Recruiting Egg Donors from Utah

Now Recruiting Egg Donors from Utah Many couples who want children find it impossible to conceive for a variety of reasons. Egg donation has allowed some women whose ovaries do not produce usable eggs to become pregnant with the use of donated eggs. Since 1983, we have been able to help women to conceive using donated eggs. RSC … Continued

Thank you for your payment

Thank you for your payment   You will receive an email receipt that requires your signature. You can sign and submit directly from your inbox. If you have any questions, please call us: (888) 377-4483   Connect with us

Thank you - Spanish Patient Intake

¡Gracias! ¡Gracias por completar su formulario, esperamos verte pronto! Si tiene preguntas antes de su visita, no dude en ponerse en contacto con nosotros.  

Share Your Story - Thank You

Thank you for sharing your story! We will be in touch with you shortly about your submission. Stories like yours play a valuable role in encouraging others who are seeking fertility treatment. In the meantime, would you consider leaving a review on one of the sites below? Share a review on Facebook: Leaving an online … Continued

Photo Album Waiver

Photo Album Waiver By submitting my entry, I agree to authorize RSC Bay Area and its affiliates to edit, publish, display, and use my entry, which includes (if authorized) my first name, my spouse/partner’s first name, the first name of my child/children, and the attached photographs. I understand that RSC Bay Area may release this … Continued

Thank You for Sharing Your Baby Photo

Thank You for Sharing your Baby Photo Thank you so much for sharing your baby photo! We are happy to learn of your success and look forward to adding your photo to our website. Would you like to share your experience with others by leaving an online review? Share a review on Facebook: Leaving an … Continued

Welcoming LGBT Individuals

The Reproductive Science Center of the Bay Area is a leading pioneer in infertility treatments including IVF with egg donation and LGBTQ family building. We’ll work with you to help you achieve your dreams of having a baby.


When it comes to treating infertility, RSC is a leading pioneer and we'll work with you to help achieve your dreams of having a baby. Our services include several fertility treatment options, such as IVF and ICSI, as well as counseling and alternative family building options.

Infertility & Wellness Coaching

In addition to in-house counseling, we recommend patients consider infertility and wellness coaching. We offer referrals to Heather R. Huhman, who experienced infertility herself and uses her experience to educate others on proactive wellness strategies.

Clomid & Fertility Drugs

Ovulation is dependent on a balance of reproductive hormones. If the body does not produce these correctly, infertility can result. Fertility drugs treat inactive ovaries to ovulate or produce more than one egg at a time.

Preimplantation Genetic Testing

PGT is a lab process that evaluates embryos for genetic defects that may cause miscarriage, birth defects or genetic diseases. PGT can be used before IVF to help identify healthy embryos.

Intrauterine Insemination

With intrauterine insemination (IUI), also referred to as artificial insemination, millions of sperm are placed directly into the uterus when the woman is most fertile, immediately prior to and during ovulation.

Surgical Options

In recent years, microsurgery - an operation using the magnification of an operating microscope or a laparoscope - has led to dramatic advances infertility treatments.

Fertility Preservation

Fertility preservation is the act of saving one's ability to have children at a later point in life through cryopreservation of eggs, sperm or embryos. Preservation may be pursued for lifestyle reasons such as waiting to have children until later in life or medical reasons such as a diagnosis of cancer.

Integrative Medicine

Treating patients’ entire well-being instead of targeting a certain condition can be very effective because patients often have more than one factor contributing to their infertility.

Infertility Counseling

The treatment of infertility brings cycles of hope and despair - and turns life into an emotional roller coaster. Infertile couples need psychological support, whether it be from family, friends, doctors, counselors, on-line support groups or each other.


RSC is a leading San Francisco infertility network that has proudly served the Bay Area for over 35 years.

Our Provider Team

Meet our nurse practitioners and physician assistant who work with patients in their treatment journey at the Reproductive Science Center.


RSC Bay Area is looking for caring and compassionate nurses and staff members who desire to work in the fertility field. Email us your resume.

RSC 湾区生育和试管婴儿中心

创建于生育医疗业的初期, 弯曲的生育科学中心(RSC)是旧金山地区不孕症治疗诊所 中的佼佼者。我们的医生包括一些美国国内最著名的试管受精IVF先驱。而且我们已经为所有文化,种族与性取向的成千上万个家庭提供了三十多年的不孕症治疗。

"Meet the Docs” Forum

Our virtual “Meet the Docs” seminar series provides a convenient, informational forum for our patients to engage with our physicians. Learning about fertility and getting to know our doctors couldn’t be easier.

Your First Infertility Appointment

Dr. Louis Weckstein, IVF & Medical Director at Reproductive Science Center of the Bay Area, takes patients on a tour of the new fertility center in San Ramon, California. New patients receive an hour-long consultation with their RSC doctor to discuss appropriate diagnostic testing and treatment options tailored to each situation along with expectations for success.


We have four full-service infertility treatment offices located conveniently throughout the San Francisco East Bay, with locations in San Ramon, Los Gatos and Orinda.


The newsroom is a comprehensive online resource for the media. Here you'll find the latest news placements with Reproductive Science Center, helpful fact sheets, inspiring patient stories and recent press releases.

Physician Referral Program

We not only welcome patient referrals from other physicians; we also strive to share clinical knowledge and advancements with medical colleagues throughout the region and nation.

E-Newsletter Archives

Fertility news archives from Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mission Statement

Our Mission: To deliver the highest quality patient care that provides the best opportunities for making people families.

Our Doctors

The Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area is fortunate to have experienced infertility doctors in assisted reproductive technologies. Their pioneering efforts in IVF and other reproductive treatments have helped many couples realize the goal of starting a family.

Our Leadership

Sheldon B. Josephs, FACHE, Executive Director; Kristen Ivani, Ph.D., HCLD - Laboratory Director; JoAnne Brian, Director of Practice Development; Mahshid Albrecht, MBA, Human Resource & Donor Program Manager; Lisa Burke - Patient Administrative Services Manager; Karen Volpe, R.N., Director Of Operations


Infertility -- the inability to become pregnant after a year of unprotected intercourse, six months if the female is older than 35 - can result from fertility problems with either the male or female partner, or both.

Inside the IVF & Embryology Lab

This comprehensive look at the lab at Reproductive Science Center of the Bay Area provides step-by-step detail of the IVF process and what patients can expect from the first day of IVF treatment. Dr. Kristen Ivani describes the egg retrieval process, Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) and Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET).

Fertile Edge Podcast

Talking about fertility and infertility treatment shouldn't be taboo. Our doctors bring awareness to these vital topics in our ongoing podcast.

Fertility Blog

Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area's doctors' blog provides a deeper explanation of numerous topics such as infertility, in vitro fertilization, and other fertility subjects.

Infertility Overview

Infertility is the inability to become pregnant after a year of unprotected intercourse, six months if the female is older than 35. It can result from fertility problems with either the male, female or both.

Infertility Diagnosis

When should you get help from a fertility specialist? How is infertility diagnosed? A thorough fertility evaluation of both partners may determine the cause of infertility and the most appropriate treatment to help them get pregnant.

Female Infertility

For a woman to be fertile, her body must produce healthy eggs that can be reached by sperm cells, and have a healthy uterus; however, several problems can diminish a woman's fertility.


A miscarriage occurs whenever a pregnancy ends from natural causes before the 20th week of pregnancy. Miscarriages commonly occur in the first few days or weeks in the pregnancy, and can be caused by my factors.

Fertility Drugs

In general, infertility drugs work by releasing the hormones that either initiate ovulation or regulate it. Some are taken by mouth, and others are injected.

Helpful Links

Helpful Links & Resources Infertility Information American Society for Reproductive Medicine Contains fact sheets and other useful patient information. Endometriosis Association Together we make a difference RESOLVE The National Infertility Association The American Fertility Association Infertility and Family Building Woman to Woman Fertility Center Aid couples and individuals seeking to build a family Fertility Lifelines … Continued

Male Infertility

For a man to be fertile, his sperm cells must be healthy and be transported to their destination - the egg. Most cases of male infertility are due to sperm abnormalities, yet other factors can play a role.

Treatment: What to Expect

Infertility is most often a treatable condition, and sometimes the answer may be simple. First, a complete physical and medical history evaluation will help pinpoint the problem.

Infertility Glossary

Infertility Glossary Adhesions Scar tissues that attach to the surfaces of organs Andrologist A medical doctor or Ph.D. who specializes in the study of male reproduction. Anovulation A condition in which a woman does not ovulate (produce and release eggs). Menses may still occur. Anti-mullerian Hormone (AMH) A hormone produced by the ovaries. It may … Continued

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the most successful method of infertility treatment. IVF specialists combine the sperm and the egg (oocyte) for fertilization to occur, then the resulting embryos are transferred to the uterus to develop into a pregnancy.


Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a laboratory procedure developed to help infertile couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) due to male factor infertility.

Embryo Transfer

An embryo transfer occurs during IVF when a doctor places an embryo or embryos into a woman’s uterus. Learn about success rates & risks.

Frozen Embryo Transfer

Frequently asked questions about embryo freezing, frozen embryo care and transfer, and practices specific to RSC.

Remote IVF Monitoring

The IVF Open Access Program (OAP) was designed to allow our patients to access our services and minimize travel to our office(s) while allowing monitoring at a convenient location closer to the patient's home.

Contact Us Online

Contact Us Please fill out the form below and one of our staff members will respond as quickly as possible. If you would like to set up an appointment, please visit our Request Appointment page.

Pay Your Bill

Secure payments online: Use our simple form to make a payment. You will be directed to our encrypted payments screen.

Request New Patient Appointment

Request a New Patient Appointment At Reproductive Science Center, we want to help you get started on building your family as soon as possible. Beginning the process is easy! Complete the 2 to 3 steps below, so we can meet with you and establish a fertility treatment plan that will help you reach your dream of … Continued

Our Practice & Your Fertility Journey

Our San Francisco Bay Area Fertility clinic welcomes patients to post a thought or comment on our Facebook page about someone at RSC that made a difference in your fertility journey.

Fertility Treatment Cost, Financing Options and Insurance

RSC offers comprehensive fertility financing and discount programs to help our patients afford the cost of treatment. We also provide personal financial counselors to help patients navigate their insurance benefits, treatment costs and available financing resources.

How to Get Started

Start your journey to parenthood at the Bay Area Reproductive Science Center. Beginning the process is easy. Fill out our new patient paperwork and then request an appointment so we can establish a fertility treatment plan that will help you reach your dream of having a baby.

Patient Intake & Health History Form

Please complete the following patient intake form before requesting your first appointment. If you have any questions, please contact our office (888) 377-4483.

Patient Information Handouts

The online library of patient fact sheets provides patients with information and resources on common topics, procedures and treatments.

Patient FAQs

The staff at Reproductive Science Center understands that the decision to seek fertility treatment can be difficult. It's important to ask the right questions about experience, success rates, IVF costs, fertility services, insurance, and financial options.

Travel & Lodging

Patients come to RSC of the San Francisco Bay Area from around the country and the world. This page contains information to help you make your travel here as easy and comfortable as possible.

Injection Training

IVF medication injection training videos from Freedom Fertility Pharmacy

Donor and Gestational Carrier Forms

Thank you for your interest in being an egg donor, sperm donor or gestational carrier. The forms contain patient intake questions and privacy agreements which all donors and gestational carriers must review before treatment.

Egg Donation Program

Many women cannot conceive a child because they produce few or no eggs or embryos that do not develop properly. For this reasons, RSC has created one of the country's most experienced and highly successful egg donor programs.

Sperm Donation

Couples in which the husband has no sperm or a very poor semen analysis or when there is a genetic problem which could be inherited from the male, as well as single women and same-sex couples who want a biological child, use sperm donation.


Bay Area IVF - RSC provides a popular IVF and surrogacy services. The success of this program depends on the generosity of gestational surrogates, women who become pregnant and carry another couple's baby to term.

Legal Considerations

RSC strongly recommends that you understand and protect your legal rights during the third-party services process and consult with a lawyer who specializes in surrogacy issues.

Emotional Support & Counseling

Navigating the complex emotional, medical, legal, and ethical choices involved with third-party fertility treatment is nothing short of heroic. Whether you are a same-sex or heterosexual couple considering third-party parenting, RSC will support you emotionally as well as medically.

Single Mothers by Choice

At RSC, we feel that the choice to become a parent is an individual one, which is why RSC welcomes single women who want to use assisted reproductive technology to begin their families.

Adoption Resources

Not every one who seeks infertility treatment will become pregnant and deliver a child, even with today's advanced reproductive technologies. If you have decided to end fertility treatment, you may choose to build a family through adoption.


Ovulación Una de las causas más comunes de infertilidad femenina es la disfunción ovulatoria. La ovulación empieza en el sistema endócrino (hormonal) del cuerpo y culmina con la liberación de un óvulo maduro (ovocito) de un folículo en la superficie del ovario. A continuación simplificamos los eventos hormonales que dan lugar a la producción de … Continued

La Endometriosis

La Endometriosis La endometriosis ocurre cuando el tejido que cubre el interior del útero se extiende al exterior, con frecuencia conectándose a los ovarios, las trompas de Falopio, la superficie exterior del útero, al tejido de la cavidad pélvica y/o otras partes del abdomen bajo. Estas pequeñas piezas de tejido desacomodado, en muchas ocasiones son … Continued

Hijas del dietilestilbestrol (Hijas DES)

Hijas del dietilestilbestrol (Hijas DES) Los médicos dejaron de prescribir DES después del hallazgo de problemas médicos en hijos de mujeres que lo habían tomado; estos son conocidos como hijas e hijos del dietilestilbestrol. Las hijas DES tienen ligeramente más posibilidades de desarrollar: Células cervicales anormales que causan resultados anormales en la prueba del Papanicolaou. … Continued

Solicita una Cita

Solicite una Cita para Nuevo Paciente En el Centro Científico de Fertilidad, queremos ayudarle a construir su nueva familia lo más pronto posible. Empezar el proceso es fácil! Complete los pasos de abajo de 2 a 3, para que nos comuniquemos con usted y establezcamos un tratamiento de fertilidad que le ayudara a alcanzar su  … Continued


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Empieza Tu Travesía

Empieza Tu Travesía hacia la Parentalidad En el Centro de Ciencias Reproductivas queremos ayudarte a iniciar a formar tu familia tan pronto como sea posible. Empezar el proceso es fácil: Solicita una cita con nosotros para conocernos y establecer un plan terapéutico de fertilidad que te ayude a alcanzar tu sueño de tener un bebé. … Continued

Acerca de la Infertilidad

Acerca de la Infertilidad Información Básica sobre Fertilidad Infertilidad: es la incapacidad de embarazarse después de sostener relaciones sexuales sin protección por un año o más, – seis meses si la mujer es mayor de 35 años– dicha infertilidad puede provenir por parte del hombre o la mujer, o ambos. Aproximadamente el 40 por ciento … Continued

Tratando la Infertilidad: ¿Qué esperar?

Tratando la Infertilidad: ¿Qué esperar? La infertilidad – es la incapacidad de quedar embarazada después de sostener relaciones sexuales sin protección por un año o más (seis meses si la mujer es mayor de 35 años). Un 15 por ciento de las parejas son diagnosticadas con infertilidad, dicha infertilidad puede provenir por parte de la … Continued

Causas de Infertilidad (Estructurales)

Causas de Infertilidad (Estructurales) Hidrosálpinx Una hidrosálpinx es una trompa de Falopio con líquido en su interior. Lesiones al final de la trompa de Falopio (en la porción ampular o ampolla) y sus delicados dedos o flecos (fimbrias); causadas comúnmente por infecciones o trauma, provoca que el final de la trompa se bloquee. Las glándulas … Continued

Causas Hormonales de Infertilidad

Causas Hormonales de Infertilidad Cuando en algún punto el delicado balance de las diferentes hormonas del cuerpo falla, la infertilidad es un posible resultado. Existen varios padecimientos de salud muy específicos para el sistema endócrino (hormonal) del cuerpo. Dos de las causas más comunes de infertilidad por padecimientos endócrinos son: Hiperprolactinemia Trastorno Tiroideo Pueden existir … Continued


We are proud of the Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area's record of success. Our doctors and staff are constantly improving their skills and our state-of-the-art facilities to increase your likelihood of becoming a parent.

Share Your Baby Photos

Share your baby photos using this online form. We love seeing how our patients' families grow after visiting RSC Bay Area.

Baby Photo Album

Baby Photo Album At RSC of the Bay Area, our mission is to help all of our patients achieve their dream of having a baby. Seeing our patients achieve success is what motivates us and brings us the most joy! Here are just a few of the babies who got their start at RSC. To … Continued

IVF Success Rates

We are proud of RSC Bay Area's competitive IVF success rates. Our experienced doctors have pioneered efforts in IVF to help create many families since 1983.

Making Sense of IVF Statistics

Once a couple become patients at a fertility clinic, what are the odds they will someday take home a live baby? The answer depends on several factors. Here is a more detailed look at the influences.

Patient Testimonials

Reproductive Science Center patients give their testimonials, sharing how RSC's support and infertility treatment have helped them in their journey to parenthood.

Share Your Story

We want to hear your story! Have our publicist write your story - or submit your story on your own - detailing your journey through IVF or other fertility treatments to parenthood. It could help and encourage others who are struggling with infertility.


Egg donation, surrogacy, gestational carrier, embryo donation – all have become accepted means to treating special fertility challenges. Yet many couples hesitate to pursue third-party parenting because it is a newer, more complicated process.

Why Choose RSC?

The physicians and staff of RSC realize that LGBTQ couples often endure social challenges. Egg donation, surrogacy, gestational carrier, embryo donation – these are some of the services available at RSC SF Bay Area.

LGBT Fertility Testimonials

LGBTQ patients share their experiences and journey to getting pregnant with the help of the Reproductive Science Center.

Treatment for Gay Couples

Gay couples who want to become parents use the same assisted reproductive technologies that enable infertile straight couples to have babies.

Transgender Parents

RSC is committed to helping members of the transgender community who desire their own biological children.


Learn where to start if you're interested in getting pregnant using an egg donor and gestational carrier (surrogate) at the Reproductive Science Center. Our staff members are here to help guide you through this process with each and every step of the way if you're feeling overwhelmed.