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October 20, 2014
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PFC's Dr. Carolyn Givens was chosen as the Fertility Authority Fertility Doctor of the Month for October 2014!

During her interview with Fertility Authority, Dr. Givens said, “If we try and uphold the highest ethical standards, we never go wrong. That’s been a guiding light for our practice.”

Read the full interview on the Fertility Authority site here.

October 17, 2014
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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.

October 16, 2014
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PFC's Eldon Schriock, MD, spoke with Forbes to talk about and clarify any misconceptions about egg freezing. This is following an announcement that Apple & Facebook will now cover up to $20,000 of egg freezing costs for female employees.

Read the full article, 6 Things To Know About Freezing Your Eggs, here.

October 16, 2014
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San Francisco, CA – October 16, 2014 – Childbearing and career may be mutually exclusive for some women.  But two tech giants are now addressing that conundrum by offering unprecedented egg-freezing fertility benefits. Covering this news, local and national media sought the expertise of Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) physicians on the technical aspects of this development.

Facebook began offering egg freezing and storage as part of its benefits package earlier this year; Apple will begin in January of 2015. Each egg-freezing procedure usually costs about $10,000, and annual storage costs are around $500. Although each company offers slightly different policies, both cover up to $20,000 for egg freezing, a procedure not typically covered by insurance for non-medical reasons.

October 15, 2014
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PFC responds to Apple & Facebook now offering an incentive to female employees. These companies now or will soon offer to pay for egg freezing.

Dr. Carl Herbert was interviewed by ABC 7 News for the story. Watch the live interview here.

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