About us

The Fertility Department is responsible for treatment of infertility with all types of assisted insemination, i.e. in vitro fertilization, micro-insemination, freezing of embyos and egg donation. The department also performs preimplantation genetic diagnoses, cryopreservation of ovarian tissue and diagnostic evaluation and treatment of patients with habitual abortions. The department has a vision of becoming the largest and leading scientific department within the fertility area in the Nordic countries, offering all types of modern fertility treatments.

This includes specialist functions such as treatment of male infertility and patients with abortus habitualis, HIV positive couples and preimplantation diagnosis and freezing of ovarian tissue with a view to reimplantation later on.

The department offers treatment with assisted reproduction such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection of eggs (ICSI), egg donation, insemination with donor sperm or the partner's sperm, ovulation induction and, to a limited extent, surgical treatment.

Strategy 
The strategy for maintaining the department's lead status in the fertility area is to increase the volume and organisation of the department by e.g. maintaining activity on more than 2,500 treatment courses per year and upgrading the function for habitual abortion by increasing the number of treatments from the current just over 120 couples to about 200 couples.

The department will thus in future become one of the 10 largest fertility departments in Europe. The department will then become better at meeting the need for treatment and at offering treatment within 3-4 months. An expansion would mean that the department is better able to offer more specialist treatments such as egg donation, ovary freezing, PGD and examination of couples who have had habitual abortions; treatments where a certain differentiation of tasks is an advantage. This requires more staff.

The increased capacity will provide better opportunity for clinical research in future.

The department wants to maintain its national function for ovary freezing and aims at establishing networks on egg donation in East Denmark. As a new focus area, the department wants to establish a framework for a reproduction centre with integration of laboratories and clinical activity increasing the cooperation on course of treatment for patients and research between the three main functions within reproduction at Rigshospitalet, i.e. the Fertility Department, the Department of Growth and Reproduction and the Laboratory of Reproductive Biology.

The Fertility Department aims at maintaining a high degree of visibility and presence in the international professional environment on reproduction, and the goal is to strengthen international cooperation. This will be done by profiling the department and participating at European level through research and organisational work in ESHRE and the Nordic Fertility Society and by publishing 20-25 articles per year in international peer-reviewed journals.

The Laboratory of Reproductive Biology which researches in genetic and molecular biological mechanisms, wants to further develop the laboratory so that it complies with the "Good Manufacturing Practice" for cultivation of stem cells and other cell lines, also with regard to therapeutic use.​

Conditions and treatments​


Treatment and examinations

CLOSED for treatment​

Fertility treatment​

In the Department of Fertility at Rigshospitalet, we perform various types of treatments in the fields of infertility. In the booklet below you can read about the different types of treatments.


How to register for treatment

Registration for PGT treatment

Registration for PGT treatment must be done the first day of your bleeding. You will have to leave a message at the clinics answering machine: 3545 4071 – press 3

We need following information: 
  • Your name
  • Cpr. number 
  • Date for your first day of bleeding
  • Your weight 
  • Your height
  • Are you using birth control pills  
  • Telephone number where we can reach you 

Registration for IVF/ICSI treatment

Registration for IVF/ICSI treatment has to be done the first day of your bleeding. You will have to leave a message at the clinics answering machine: 3545 4071 – press 3

We need following information:
  • Your name
  • Cpr. number 
  • Date for your first day of bleeding
  • Telephone number where we can reach you 

Registration for FET treatment (treatment with frozen embryos) 

Registration for treatment with frozen embryos and insemination treatment must be done the first day of your bleeding. You will have to contact th​​e secretary at the Fertility Clinic between the hours 8.30-10.00 a.m. and Saturdays 10.00-12.00 (closed Sundays and public holidays): 3545 4071 - press 1, press 2.

Registration for insemination treatment

Registration for insemination treatment must be done the first day of your bleeding. You will have to contact the secretary at the Fertility Clinic between the hours 8.30-10.00 a.m. and Saturdays 10.00-12.00 (closed Sundays and public holidays): 3545 4071 - press 1, press 1. 

 

NOTE!

All registrations will be prioritized by the doctors at the clinic based on age criteria, discontinued treatments and special medical conditions.
You will be contacted (except Sundays and public holidays) between the hours 12.00-14.00 and get informed if it is possible for you to start treatment. This applies to both IVF / ICSI treatment, treatment with frosen embryos and insemination treatment.​

Pamphlets regarding fertility treatment​

​Click here to see all the Department of Fertility Treatment Guidelines (link to the danish website)

Scroll down in the list, all information material in English is marked with “English” as the first word.

All consent forms are marked with Sxc for couples and Sxd for singles (x replaced by a number 1-25)

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Management

Søren Ziebe
Head of Department
Tel: +45 35 45 49 97
E-​​mail: soeren.ziebe@regionh.dk 



Anja Bisgaard Pinborg
Medical chief and professor
Tel: +45 35 45 64 30
E-mail: anja.bisgaard.pinborg@regionh.dk



Lotte Møller Sørensen
​Head of Secretary
Tel: +45 35 45 17 47


Morten Rønn Petersen
Head of laboratory
Tel: +45 35 45 68 34



Inge Rose Jørgensen
​Head of nurses 
Tel: +45 35 45 87 24




Contact

​​​​Fertility Department​

Section 4071

Entrance 4, 7th floor
Juliane Maries Vej 8
DK-2100 Copenhagen OE
Denmark 

Cancellation og re-arrangement of appointment

If you have been given an appointment at the hospital and are unable to attend for whatever reason it is really important that you let us know as soon as possible. This means we can offer the original appointment to another patient.

Please call us or send a message to us as soon as possible. You can find information about how to contact us on your appointment letter.

The department of Fertility, contact information:

​For general questions to the clinic
Telephone 35 45 40 71, press 2
The phone is open monday-saturday 10-12 am

NOTICE!
The phone will be closed:
  • Wednesday the 30th of November
We apologize for the inconvenience.

For the nurses
General questions regarding ongoing or upcoming treatment
Phone +45 35 45 40 71, dial 4, press 1
Phonetime monday-friday 09.00-10.00 p.m. and 13.30-14.00 a.m.

Regarding pregnancy test
Phone +45 35 45 40 71, dial 4, press 2
Phonetime monday-friday 12.45-13.15 p.m.

For the laboratory
General questions 
Phone +45 35 45 40 71, dial 5, press 2
Phonetime monday-friday 13.30-14.30 a.m.

For questions regarding embryos 
Phone +45 35 45 40 71, dial 5, press 1
Phonetime monday-friday 09.45-10.30 p.m.



Research