Age & Fertility

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May 09, 2018

Shape online interviewed PFC’s Dr. Carolyn Givens about egg freezing and fertility as you age.

When asked if she thought egg freezing was the future of family planning, Dr. Givens said, “I would say yes. Either way, women should consider their fertility a critical part of their health and educate themselves on their options—whether that's freezing their eggs or something else.”

You can read the full question and answer with Dr. Givens on Shape online here.

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By Dr. Li
September 21, 2017

Fertility workplace benefits is gaining a lot of attention. Dr. Liyun Li from Pacific Fertility Center was interviewed by the San Francisco Business Times about this topic.

“Companies are taking notice that they need to think about this to attract and retain talent. If we can’t stop our biological clock, the only alternative is to stop time a little bit and get the eggs that we have. If anything, to give women a few extra minutes to think,” said Dr. Li.

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September 19, 2017

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), infertility is not simply an inconvenience. It should be viewed as a disease of the reproductive system. In June, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) authored a resolution supporting this perspective. It was joined by another influential organization, the American Medical Association (AMA) when delegates at the AMA Annual Meeting voted to adopt the designation of infertility as a disease.1

The ASRM resolution was co-sponsored by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American Urological Association (AUA), the Endocrine Society, and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.1

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August 31, 2017

Dr. Chenette talks about how infertile women get pregnant with SELF Magazine.

“Check in with your doctor after a year of trying if you're under 35 or after six months of trying if you're 35 or older. That said, it can't hurt to check in with your doctor if you have questions,” Dr. Chenette says.

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March 15, 2017

PFC's Dr. Carl Herbert was interviewed by SELF online magazine in response to a Texas woman's viral Facebook post about her long journey to pregnancy.

“If we don’t get a positive pregnancy [test], we start to wonder what else could be wrong,” said Dr. Herbert.

You can read the full article on SELF magazine online here.