Great course, easy to understand. Looking forward to the next modules. ~Dayna

This is the first in a series of five modules presented by Lee Hullender Rubin L.Ac, FABORM. To see them all, click here.

In this module, students will become familiar with the latest developments in the constantly evolving world of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Upon completion, students will explain the basic infertility evaluation, and differentiate the various types of ART techniques, recognize testing and procedures, and discuss risks.


  • Define and describe the basic infertility evaluation
  • Define and describe common assisted reproduction and associated procedures
  • Differentiate between In Vitro Fertilization and Frozen Embryo Transfer cycles; Controlled Ovarian
  • Hyperstimulation and Controlled Endometrial Development; Donor and Non-Donor embryos; and Intrauterine Insemination Cycles;
  • Donor and Non-Donor embryos: Intrauterine Insemination,
  • Identify the commonly seen ART medications, risks, and adverse events
  • Describe commonly seen adjuvant procedures to IVF like pre-genetic screening, complete chromosomal
  • screening, intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection, etc.


  • Basic infertility evaluatio
  • ART overview of assessment and medical management
  • IVF cycle types
  • IVF adjuvant procedures
  • Risks and Adverse events
  • Question and Answer

Lee Hullender Rubin


Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, LAc, FABORM, is a clinician, international academic, and published researcher specializing in reproductive medicine, women's health, and female sexual pain. She graduated with her Master of Science degree from Bastyr University and her Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM). In practice since early 2002, she spent more than 5 years managing an acupuncture program at a western fertility clinic in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Hullender Rubin was the first OCOM postdoctoral research fellow funded by a National Institutes of Health educational grant. Her most recent publication is the first study to report an increase in birth outcomes associated with the addition of Traditional Chinese Medicine to In Vitro Fertilization. She was recently awarded a National Vulvodynia Association grant to investigate the feasibility of acupuncture and lidocaine to treat chronic vulvar pain. She is on the faculty at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is Visiting Research Faculty at the Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Hullender Rubin currently resides in Portland, Oregon, and practices at the Portland Acupuncture Studio ( and Oregon Reproductive Medicine.

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It felt a little rushed at times, but it was a lot of good info! (And I'm not anywhere near an expert in this topic, so the speed may be totally appropriate for someone with more experience.) ~Christina

Thanks enjoy the webinar. ~ Siobhan

Was a great lecture. The only thing I would change is, as a newbie graduate and learning all this for largely the first time, having a broad stroke slide at the beginning or throughout the presentation would really help to see why we're talking about what we're talking about and keep a clearer overall picture. I sometimes felt like I didn't know what Lee was talking about, or why she was talking about a category. ~Chris

great class! ~ Mia

Great course, easy to understand. Looking forward to the next modules. ~Dayna