German IVF Register Certificate
TÜV Nord certificate for the management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2015
Quality Control Certificate of the German Society of Andrology
Clean room laboratory
In January 2011, the new IVF laboratory of Dortmund Fertility Centre was opened. The entire reproductive medicine laboratory area (IVF/ISCI, cryopreservation, andrology) meets the requirements of clean room class 9 in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14644-1.
The reproductive medicine laboratory in Dortmund is one of the best-equipped and most modern laboratories in Germany.
Twice a year, all employees of our andrology laboratories in Dortmund, Siegen, Dorsten and Wuppertal Fertility Centres participate in the ring trial “Quality Control of the German Society of Andrology” (QuaDeGe). The analysis meets WHO guidelines. As before, the last trial in April 2022 was successfully passed.
Dortmund Fertility Centre recertified as an endometriosis centre
Endometriosis – a common illness of women of childbearing age – is not rarely the cause of an inability to have children. Our centre has specialised in the optimal fertility treatment of women with this illness, which is benign but sometimes chronic.
The quality standards of diagnosis and treatment of the infertility that is often linked to endometriosis are have now been certified by the Stiftung Endometrioseforschung, the Endometriosis League and by the European Group for Endometriosis, which was organised by affected women, in April 2008 They were recertified in July 2021.Only those centres that meet the various challenges this illness poses within a network of experts receive the certificate. The necessary surgical interventions are carried out in cooperating clinics.
After a facility in Berlin, our fertility centre is only the second fertility centre in Germany that has been certified as an endometriosis centre. A list of the endometriosis centres can be found at www.endometriose-sef.de
Our fertility centre has contributed to the creation of the German endometriosis guideline. The guideline also includes the following recommendations for patients, formulated to be easy to understand:Endometriosis Guideline
"This is how we live with endometriosis" by Kathrin Steinbergeredition riedenburg, ISBN 978-3-902647- 37-5
More than 100 affected women talk about their illness in subjective, vivid, shocking, and informative ways. This includes a guest contribution from Professor Greb about reproductive medicine issues in endometriosis.