In The News

January 07, 2016

San Francisco Magazine's January Issue presents the Top Doctors in the Bay Area.

PFC's Dr. Philip Chenette, Dr. Carl Herbert, and Dr. Eldon Schriock were three of the ten physicians voted top doctor in the Bay Area. 

You can view the full issue here.

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January 06, 2016

Watch her discuss age and fertility decline on KTVU Fox TV.

You can view the live interview with Dr. Ryan by clicking on the link in the blog article or on the KTVU TV website.

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November 19, 2015

A divorced couple, who have been battling over the five embryos they froze in 2010, have been ordered by a San Francisco judge to destroy the embryos. PFC's Dr. Carl Herbert weighs in on the decision.

Watch the live interview, including remarks from Dr. Herbert, here.

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August 13, 2015

These are exciting times for reproductive medicine. New technology is expanding the realm of possibility beyond what was imaginable even just a few decades ago. However, along with new techniques often comes a new round of ethical questions.

Pacific Fertility Center’s insights on one such technology were recently tapped for an article on AUGMENT, developed by OvaScience, a Cambridge-based research company. AUGMENT involves injecting healthy mitochondria—the cells’ energy providers—into aging eggs to improve their quality. According to OvaScience, AUGMENT has led to six live births.

In 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required that AUGMENT come under its purview as a new drug. So OvaScience stopped offering AUGMENT in the U.S., and simply went elsewhere.

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August 10, 2015

A recent Guardian article included an interview with PFC’s Carolyn Givens, MD, on the growing popularity of elective egg freezing among professional women. The article covered much of the waterfront, from financial considerations to ethical, social, and emotional ramifications.