ReproUnionReproductive Medicine Across Borders
When asking young people, most envision a life with children, but reproductive challenges affect up to 25% of couples in Scandinavia. Every 8th woman never becomes a mother, and every 5th man never becomes a father.
With a new research and innovation paradigm within reproductive medicine in the Øresund Region, ReproUnion wants to meet current and future demands of preventing, managing, and treating infertility. Infertility is recognized as a disease by the WHO, but despite revolutionary developments in the techniques for assisted reproduction, the success rate is still below 30%.
ReproUnion drives fertility collaboration across borders and disciplines between academia, hospitals, and industry. Our aim is to understand the underlying reasons of infertility and to personalise and improve fertility treatment. We also work on preventive initiatives to ensure that the society and young people are equipped with the right information to make informed choices about family planning.
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ReproUnion receives EUR 6.7 million to establish an innovation platform in the fight against infertility
In June 2023 ReproUnion was awarded 6.7 million euros to promote innovation in research and treatment of infertility, by establishing an innovation platform with new opportunities to reduce the risk of involuntary childlessness and improve fertility treatment.
The first fertility counselling clinic opened at Rigshospitalet in 2011 with support from ReproUnion. Now the Independent Research Fund Denmark has granted DKK 2 million to Anja Pinborg to investigate whether a decade with 3,700 consultations have led to different family formation patterns.
Independent Research Fund Denmark grants DKK 2 million towards restoring male fertility with new stem cell-based techniques
With the funding the research project wants to show that testicular tissue and spermatogenic stem cells can be frozen and transplanted back into the same man to restore fertility. In this way, both men with non-obstructive azoospermia and long-term survivors of childhood cancer will have an opportunity to have children of their own.