Fertility Center – fulfilling your wish to have a child

You wish to have a child, but your wish did not come true until now? You are not alone in this. Every sixth couple in Switzerland is involuntarily childless - and the trend is rising. We help you to turn your dream into reality.

Ways to the desired child

Let us advise you

Are you wondering why your desire to have children is not coming true, what you can do to make it happen and what your chances are? You can get the answers to these important questions at our university fertility center.

An unfulfilled desire to have children can be very stressful for you and as a couple. Since we know the questions, fears and uncertainties that arise from this, you as a person are our focus. Our aim is to work with you to find the causes of involuntary childlessness, select a suitable treatment and accompany you competently and personally on the way to your dream child.

Careful clarification for him and her

There is a widespread opinion that the problem lies predominantly with the woman. But that is not the case. The reasons for childlessness lie just as often with the man. This is why we believe that comprehensive assessments of both partners are the cornerstone for determining the most promising therapy.

Our fertility procedures at a glance

Our fertility procedures at a glance

Once we have found the reasons for the lack of pregnancy, we can help many couples to have a baby with medical support. If no reasons for childlessness can be found in either the man or the woman, we speak of unexplained sterility. There are also effective treatment options here. In addition to other therapies, we offer the following fertility treatments at the USZ:

We also offer you the opportunity for:

If you receive treatment or suffer from a disease that damages the ovaries or testicles, the following fertility preservation options can ensure your chance of becoming a parent later.

Since the following diseases and problems can still stand in the way of your desire to have children, we offer special examinations and treatments:

Why go to the fertility center of the university hospital Zurich?

The Fertility Center is part of the Clinic for Reproductive Endocrinology of the University Hospital Zurich. As a pioneering research center, we have over 30 years of experience and have performed various fertility treatment methods for the first time in Switzerland.

What you can expect from us:

  • We take a lot of time for you to get to know you and your situation thoroughly
  • Constant, personal support and absolute discretion
  • Possibility for appointments early in the morning or over lunchtime
  • Telephone availability for our IVF patients, even at weekends
  • If preliminary examinations are necessary, they can all be carried out under one roof at the USZ
  • State-of-the-art laboratory equipment and the latest techniques

Above-average pregnancy rates

Our university fertility center is at the top of our field and we regularly report very high pregnancy rates. This is confirmed by FIVNAT-CH, Switzerland’s national IVF registry. To ensure and continuously improve the quality of our treatment, the Fertility Center at the USZ has been certified according to ISO 9001:2015 for many years and our laboratories are accredited according to ISO/IEC 17025.

Centrally located & easily accessible

University Fertility Center of Reproductive Endocrinology

University Hospital Zurich
Frauenklinikstrasse 10
8006 Zurich
Tel. +41 44 255 50 07

One small miracle, many big questions

For many couples, having children is a matter of course. Therefore, the nagging question of why baby happiness is not coming true for you can become a psychological burden. You may be asking yourself the following questions:

  • Have we done something wrong?
  • What can we do to fulfill our desire to have children?
  • How can we get people we know to understand our problem better?
  • Our partnership and sexuality are strained. How can we cope better with this?

We know that many of those affected experience a rollercoaster of emotions during medical treatment and will support you wherever and however we can. For example, we have established a psychological coaching program for our couples who wish to have children, which you are welcome to take advantage of.

We have also compiled and answered the most frequently asked questions about the desire to have children and our range of treatments for you.

View the most frequently asked questions

Understanding is essential

To ensure the success of the treatment and minimize the risks, it is necessary that you have sufficient knowledge of a language we are familiar with. These include English and the Swiss national languages German, French and Italian.

For referrer

Tel. +41 44 255 50 09

Easily assign your patient online.

Assign online

For international patients

Are you planning medical treatment in Switzerland? Would you like to have a Skype consultation? We are here for you with pleasure!

Tel. +41 44 255 54 54

Monday to Friday between 08.00 – 17.00.

Contact form

Treating department

Department of Reproductive Endocrinology

To the department