Press Releases

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November 12, 2014

San Francisco, CA – November 12, 2014 – On Wednesday, December 3, 2014 and Wednesday, January 28, 2015, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) will offer a complimentary seminar on fertility preservation, hosted by Philip E. Chenette, MD, past recipient of the American Fertility Association’s Family Building Award. Beginning at 5:45 pm, participants will also have an opportunity to tour PFC’s clinic at 55 Francisco Street and to ask questions about PFC’s services.

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November 07, 2014

San Francisco, CA – November 7, 2014 – An interactive online network for people seeking fertility information and connections, FertilityAuthority honored a Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) physician last month by naming her Fertility Doctor of the Month.  Carolyn Givens, MD, treats patients with fertility challenges at PFC’s office in San Francisco, where she’s practiced the past 15 years.

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October 23, 2014

San Francisco, CA – October 23, 2014 - In the first study of its kind, Pacific Fertility Center reports that extending the culture of embryos to day 7 increases the number of normal (euploid) embryos available for future pregnancy attempts. Entitled “Extended culture to day 7 increases euploid embryo yield per IVF cycle,” the report was presented by PFC on Wednesday, October 22, at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) in Honolulu, HI.

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October 22, 2014

San Francisco, CA – October 22, 2014 – Committing to a consistent, clinical program in elective single embryo transfer (eSET), physicians and embryologists at Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) have achieved high pregnancy rates without the risks commonly linked to multiple births. PFC reported the results of its retrospective study on Tuesday, October 21, at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) in Honolulu, HI.

The report was entitled, “Toward a Program of Single Embryo Transfer: Reducing Multiple Gestation Risk Using CCS.”

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October 17, 2014

San Francisco, CA – October 17, 2014 – Amidst a flurry of media coverage about new fertility benefits offered by two tech companies, Forbes met with Eldon Schriock, MD, a Pacific Fertility Center physician, to seek clarifications about egg freezing.

Facebook began offering egg freezing and storage as part of its benefits package earlier this year; Apple will begin in January of 2015. Both will cover up to $20,000 of egg-freezing costs, which insurance companies don’t typically cover for non-medical purposes. A single round of egg freezing costs about $10,000. Storage is an additional cost.

Dr. Schriock told Forbes that women may choose to freeze their eggs for several reasons, including career considerations, lack of a stable partnership, or imminent cancer treatment, which can destroy a woman’s eggs and fertility.

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