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November 19, 2014
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San Francisco, CA – November 19, 2014  - On Saturday, November 22, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) will host their next free Mind-Body Fertility Workshop at 55 Francisco Street in San Francisco. The workshop is open to women and men—gay, straight, single, or partnered—who are experiencing feelings of isolation or stress related to attempts to conceive. Marriage and family therapist Peggy Orlin, MFT, and certified yoga instructor Lauri Black, who is also PFC’s licensed certified genetic counselor, lead the monthly workshop. The final workshop of the year will be held on December 13, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

November 14, 2014
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PFC's Dr. Chenette was interviewed by SF Weekly about egg freezing and the news that Apple and Facebook will now offer to pay up to $20,000 for their female employees to freeze their eggs.

"The problem is that we're biologically designed to have kids in our twenties, and those are prime working years," said Dr. Chenette.

Read the full story on the SF Weekly website here.

November 12, 2014
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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.

Whether participants are pursuing an advanced degree or professional career, haven’t yet found the right partner, or are simply not quite ready to begin a family—they will learn how fertility preservation allows them to manage their biological clock by freezing eggs for future use. A fertility subspecialist at PFC for 15 years, Dr. Chenette will discuss the process of egg freezing and explain ways to ensure the greatest chances of success.

November 07, 2014
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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.

With an early focus on genetics and women’s health, Dr. Givens found an intersection of these twin interests in fertility medicine. A board certified reproductive endocrinologist, she co-directs the Bay Area Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Program and directs PFC’s Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis/Pre-implantation Genetic Screening (PGD/PGS) Program, which she was instrumental in getting off the ground.

October 23, 2014
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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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