Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Conscious Fertility

May 22, 2023

Today, we explore the future advancements of in vitro fertilization (IVF) by talking with the most senior reproductive endocrinologist in Canada, Dr. Al Yuzpe.

Sometimes you need to understand the beginning of fertility treatments and how far we've come in the past 50 years and why there's so much more promise and hope in the coming years.

A groundbreaking reproductive technology that has helped countless couples achieve their dreams of parenthood.

Dr. Albert Yuzpe, a renowned doctor in the field of reproductive medicine and infertility, shares with us his journey in helping develop Clomiphene, a widely used and successful drug for inducing ovulation in women, and one of the early adopters of laparoscopic surgery in Canada.

Finally, he expresses his love for the field of reproductive medicine and his excitement for its future. How technology and Artificial Intelligence has helped improve the process of IVF and the many upcoming upgrades for pregnancy procedures. Tune in to gain valuable insights on reproductive medicine and infertility from a seasoned expert in the field.

Key Topics:

●      Dr. Al's background and achievements in reproductive medicine and infertility

●      Development of Clomiphene and its success in inducing ovulation in women

●      Experimentation with Letrozole, FSH, and HCG for treating infertility

●      Common side effects and risks associated with Clomiphene

●      Reproductive medicine and its future impact on growing families.



About Al Yuzpe:

Dr. Yuzpe has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society Award of Excellence in Reproductive Medicine, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists President's Award ("for his distinguished career in academic reproductive endocrinology and infertility and his dedication to women's health in Canada and abroad"), and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Speaker's Award.

Dr. Yuzpe is co-founder and co-director of Olive Fertility Centre. As Canada's most senior Reproductive Endocrinologist, he has been involved in IVF for the past 30 years and in the field of infertility for the past 43 years.

He received his MD, M Sc. and completed his fellowship training in obstetrics and gynecology at Western University, London, Ontario. During his training, Dr. Yuzpe was a Fellow of the Medical Research Council of Canada for two years with his research focusing on the development and refinement of fertility-promoting drugs, including clomiphene and human gonadotropins.

Dr. Yuzpe joined the Western University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, in 1970 and passed through the academic ranks to full professor. He retired from the university in June, 1995, and now holds the distinguished academic appointment of Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Yuzpe then went on to found the Genesis Fertility Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia.

 He pioneered the development of the emergency contraceptive pill, which is often referred to as "The Yuzpe method." This method was recently listed by the Canadian Child and Youth Health Coalition as among the 10 Canadian discoveries with the greatest impact, or the greatest potential for impact, on health outcomes for children and youth in the last 100 years.


Where To Find Dr. Albert Yuzpe


-        Olive Fertility Centre





How to connect to Lorne Brown online and in person (Vancouver, BC) book virtual or in person conscious work sessions with Dr. Lorne Brown


Conscious hacks and tools to optimize your fertility by Dr. Lorne Brown:


Download a free copy of the Acubalance Fertility Diet & Recipes and a copy of the ebook 5 Ways to Maximize Your Chances of Getting Pregnant from



Connect with Lorne and the podcast on Instagram:










DISCLAIMER: By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use it as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others. This podcast offers information to help the listener cooperate with physicians, mental health professionals or other healthcare providers in a mutual quest for optimal well-being. We advise listeners to carefully review and understand the ideas presented, and to consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having. Under no circumstances shall Acubalance, any guests or contributors to the Conscious Fertility podcast, or any employees, associates, or affiliates of Acubalance be responsible for damages arising from the use of the podcast.