Access to Infertility Services: Clinic Perspective

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00782132
First received: October 29, 2008
Last updated: November 3, 2008
Last verified: October 2008
  Purpose

Since the identification of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in the 1980s, there have been significant advances made in the management and long-term prognosis for infected individuals. Currently, with the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), HIV-positive individuals may live a healthy and productive life for years to decades after diagnosis. As life expectancy has increased, this group of people has begun to engage in family planning. This has created a need for access to advanced reproductive technologies and fertility treatments. While attempting to achieve pregnancy, utilization of these services can help to minimize the risk of transmission in serodiscordant couples, and can allow treatment of subfertile couples. Access to these services may be limited in Ontario for a variety of reasons. The purpose of this study is to determine the access to infertility clinics and services in Ontario for couples in which one or both partners is infected with HIV.


Condition
Infertility

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Access to Infertility Services in Ontario for Couples in Which One or Both Partners is HIV-Positive

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Further study details as provided by St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto:

Enrollment: 23
Study Start Date: November 2006
Study Completion Date: August 2008
Primary Completion Date: May 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Ontario clinics offering advanced reproductive/infertility services

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All Ontario clinics offering advanced reproductive/infertility services

Exclusion Criteria:

  • none
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00782132

Locations
Canada, Ontario
St. Michael's Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, L5M4K5
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Mona Loutfy, MD Women's College Research Institute
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Mona Loutfy, Women's College Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00782132     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: REB 06-248
Study First Received: October 29, 2008
Last Updated: November 3, 2008
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Keywords provided by St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto:
Infertility Services, HIV, pregnancy planning

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Infertility
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 16, 2014