Press Releases

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April 18, 2013

Pacific Fertility Center Joins With RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association To Observe National Infertility Awareness Week®

San Francisco, CA, April 18, 2013 - Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association will recognize National Infertility Awareness Week®, April 21 through April 27, joining millions of women and men fighting the disease of infertility, healthcare professionals, psychologists and other thought leaders to promote greater awareness about infertility.

RESOLVE works to improve the lives of women and men living with infertility. One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age is diagnosed with infertility. RESOLVE addresses this public health issue by providing community to these women and men, connecting them with others who can help, empowering them to find resolution and giving voice to their demands for access to all family-building options.

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March 27, 2013

San Francisco, CA – March 27, 2013 – The Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) reports exceptionally high pregnancy rates while minimizing risk of multiples through its new technology of elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET).  eSET works by identifying an embryo with the highest chance for pregnancy. One embryo is transferred to produce one child, with the rest stored for later use.

One embryo, one healthy child.

Multiple gestation, common after traditional fertility treatment, increases the risk of complications for both mother and child. Low birthweight increases health problems for the neonate, and the risk of lasting disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, and vision and hearing loss. According to the March of Dimes, more than half of twins, and all higher order multiples, are born at low birthweight.

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March 12, 2013

Already boasting one of the largest egg donor programs in the country, the Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) opened the first freestanding egg bank in Northern California last year.

PFC now offers patients frozen donor cycles through its Pacific Fertility Egg Bank (PFEB). As with donors providing fresh eggs, donors of eggs for frozen cycles have passed extensive medical, genetic, and psychological screening.

Along with other published studies worldwide, PFC's clinical results confirm that the chance of a live birth using frozen eggs is comparable to that of using fresh eggs. World data also shows no increased incidences of birth defects in babies born from embryos derived from frozen eggs.

A frozen donor cycle translates into a shorter treatment cycle by about two to four months, costing about half that of a fresh donor cycle because fewer embryos – a guarantee of two – are available in an PFEB cycle.

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February 27, 2013

The Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) reports very high pregnancy rates in its patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) using a new type of pre-implantation genetic testing called comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS). PFC began employing this exciting new tool in the fall of 2011, thanks to advances in molecular genetics and embryology.

With CCS, PFC's average implantation rates are 76 percent in women under the age of 40 and 60 percent in those older than 40. Overall, two-thirds of PFC patients receiving an embryo selected with CCS have resulted in a pregnancy confirmed by ultrasound.

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January 11, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2013
Contact: [Renee Scudder, scudder@pacificfertility.com, 415-249-3662]

Pacific Fertility Center: Cutting-Edge Research and Clinical Programs

San Francisco, CA – Well-known for success in treating the most challenging fertility cases, the physicians and embryologists of the Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) have received international recognition for extensive clinical experience, outstanding academic credentials, and participation in major research studies.

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