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New York fertility specialists open clinic in Beijing

By Meng Fanbin | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-05-27 21:13

A New York reproduction health company opened a center in Beijing Saturday to help serve the growing number of infertile couples in China.

Global Fertility & Genetics of New York, built in 2014, opened its China headquarters at OASIS International Hospital.

The center will set up a pregnancy preparation department with Ciming Health Checkup Management Croup Co Ltd and OASIS, an international high-end general hospital, to establish international industry standards in fertility treatment in China.

Statistics show that the rate of infertility among people of reproductive age has climbed to 10 percent in recent years, so more and more Chinese families need assisted reproductive technology.

Since the United States' fertility technology is the most advanced in the world, setting up a pregnancy preparation department will make it possible for Chinese to access the services of an American expert and international technology without going aboard, said Annie Liu, co-founder and CEO of Global Fertility & Genetics of New York.

"At present, there are about 50 million infertile families in China, and more than 50,000 visitors go to the US to make test-tube babies each year," she said.

The move will allow people who have difficulty conceiving to get the medical help they need to do so in China.

"Although China's technologies in the industry are developing very fast, the service level has yet to be improved. There are many factors influencing pregnancy, and the department will give customers necessary instructions from the preparation period, increasing the chances of success," said Hu Bo, chairman of Ciming, a leading Chinese healthcare company.

Ciming has invested in Global Fertility & Genetics of New York. The reproductive endocrinology and infertility center specializes in customized fertility treatment.

"We plan to make Global Fertility & Genetics into a chain in the US, occupying the US market, for most of the assisted reproduction centers are a single unit. In the future, we will lay out the industry in the countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, serving infertility patients in China and around the world," said Han Xiaohong, Ciming president.

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