Sandton Fertility Clinic
Located at the Centre For Advanced Medicine in Johannesburg, we are a team of 7 doctors dedicated to the reproductive health of women and men.
2 Fertility Specialists practice here, Dr Razina Patel, who is the only female Fertility Specialist in Johannesburg and Dr G Mohamed. Our Specialists work with state-of-the-art equipment to treat menopause, female factor infertility, male factor infertility and endometriosis.
Aevitas Fertility Clinic
A progressive, innovative and research-orientated facility dedicated to the treatment of human infertility.
Our work is world-renowned. Over the last 30 years, Aevitas clinicians have been the pioneer for fertility treatment in South Africa, by achieving numerous breakthroughs in the industry. We offer our patients the latest industry knowledge and the most advanced technologies in the world, encapsulated in a genuinely caring environment with a dedicated staff compliment.
IFAASA’s resident fertility expert, Dr Sascha Edelstein, is here to answer your questions.
Please click the below link to see all that we have achieved in the past 12 months.
In today’s society families come in all different shapes and sizes, which brings the need for fresh information on parenting. In future years many more men and women will explore alternative ways to make the dream of having a family a reality.
Dear Discovery Health
IFAASA is a Non Profit Company focusing on advocacy, empowerment and information for the population group diagnosed with infertility. Advocating with medical schemes to afford patients the treatment they deserve for their diagnosis is a key focus of our organisation.
Watch the videos of South Africa’s top Fertility Specialists and industry experts speak at our recent seminars.
Cindy Ferreira is a Director of IFAASA. Cindy and her husband struggled to conceive for 5 years and have been through various infertility treatments. She has a strong passion for the research and education components surrounding IFAASA, and believes that there is much yet to be learned about infertility, its effects on society and its causes and symptoms. Cindy is currently in charge of the finance and statutory requirements of IFAASA. She is employed as an accountant in Johannesburg, and resides in Allens Nek.
Co-Founder of Gift ov life Egg Donation Program.
Dr Jacobson qualified at the University of the Witwatersrand. He has been involved in the practice of infertility medicine since 1978. He received post graduate training both locally and overseas.
Mandy Rodrigues is a clinical psychologist in private practice. She has been involved in the field of infertility for eighteen years, working with individuals, groups and couples. Her research has involved looking at the relationship between stress and infertility, culminating in an on-line stress management course and the co-authoring of a book entitled “Time Urgency Perfectionism Stress and Your health.” The findings in this research have been presented and recognized internationally.
Greg has an LLB, an LLM (Taxation) and a Higher Diploma in International Tax, and is an admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. After qualifying as an attorney in 2000, Greg chose to specialise in Tax Law. He has over 12 years of specialist experience in tax, having worked as a Tax Consultant for eight years at two “Big 4” accounting firms and at a large law firm, and for over four years at the National Treasury, where he was the Lead Drafter for all amendments to the Income Tax Act, 1962. In particular, Greg was responsible for the drafting of the income tax legislation that provides for medical tax credits. As the drafter of this legislation, he was closely involved not only in its design but also in the formulation of the policy underlying it.
Tabitha is a registered Dietician with 14 years experience in treating Infertility in Men and Women, with special attention to PCOS and Low Sperm Count.
Zoe and Joan are Social Workers who specialize in providing Adoption and related services. They have been in the field of Adoption for over 30 years and during this time, they have been privileged to facilitate hundreds of Adoptions both locally and internationally.
Patrick is a co-founder of Synexa and heads the company’s BioAnalytical Services Unit. He is an immunologist with more than 30 years’ experience in immunopathology.
Robynne is a lawyer by profession with a special interest in surrogacy – and with good reason: Robynne is a mother of a surrogate born baby. After many failed IVFs, 10 years of infertility treatment and three surrogacy cycles, Robynne was eventually blessed with her very special baby born through the wonderful gift of surrogacy.
Meggan Zunckel is a Director and founder of IFAASA. Meggan started advocating for patients rights in 2010 with a submission to the CMS and in 2013 made a motion to Discovery Health at their AGM to motivate for acceptable cover for infertility. She founded IFAASA in 2013 after her and her husband went though many years of infertility treatment.
Tertia, co-founder of South Africa’s leading egg donor agency Nurture, is a recovering infertile and now mother to twins conceived on her 9th IVF + one freebie baby. She has written extensively about her personal experience with infertility, both on her award winning blog and in her book ‘So Close’. Tertia is recognized by the international infertility advocacy group RESOLVE for her outstanding contribution in the family building community. She is co-creator of South Africa’s largest on-line infertility support network (www.fertilicare.org). Tertia is known to have a heart for the infertile and the path they walk to achieve motherhood.
Annchen graduated with B.Sc (Diet) from the University of Stellenbosch in 1985, and went on to complete the Diploma in Hospital Dietetics at the University of the OFS, the equivalent to an honours degree. After nearly 2 decades in private practice she graduated with a master’s degree in nutrition, from the University of Stellenbosch.
Dr Paul Le Roux completed his specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Cape Town. He did his two year fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of Cape Town / Groote Schuur Hospital. He received numerous merit awards for excellence in his clinical work and research during his training. His original research work in endocrinology has been published in leading international journals such as Human Reproduction and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He has presented many papers at international congresses.
Dr Sascha Edelstein is a non-executive board member of IFAASA. Sascha became involved in IFAASA as a medical expert in reproductive medicine. Having been through assisted reproduction himself, he has a deep understanding of the physical, emotional & financial hurdles that need to be overcome in order to conceive. Sascha is the medical director of the Holistic Assisted Reproduction Treatment (HART) clinic in Cape Town.
Cal Volks is a non-executive board member of IFAASA. She completed her BA Hons and Masters degrees at Rhodes University in 1994 majoring in Psychology. In 2000 she did an Honours degree in Psychology through UNISA, focusing on Counseling and Health Psychology, Family Therapy and Eco-systemic Psychology. Cal has worked as the Director of the HIV AIDS and Inclusivity Unit at the University of Cape Town for 20 years where she has focused on Project Management, Counseling and Psycho Education around Sexuality; Relationships and Stigma.
Medfem Fertility Clinic is one of South Africa’s leading IVF clinics located in Johannesburg’s northern suburbs. Established over twenty years ago, Medfem Fertility Clinic uses a spectrum of the most up to date and advanced reproductive technologies to assist infertile couples to achieve a successful pregnancy. A very experienced team lead by four reproductive medicine specialists manage the journey beginning with a comprehensive, holistic medical assessment. A selection of the services available on top of the IVF/ICSI programme include, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, a fully developed freezing programme including blastocyst freezing, fertility preservation through egg freezing, sperm freezing, donor egg programme, a donor sperm bank on site, laboratory diagnostics on site, reproductive surgery at Medfem Clinic, lifestyle management and support services on site.
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