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February 27, 2013
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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.

February 25, 2013
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I first arrived in San Francisco 13 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia, right out of graduate school.  I have to admit that moving 3,000 miles away from everyone and everything I knew was a bit daunting; however, it has been one of the most educational and exciting experiences of my life.

My pathway into Assisted Reproductive Technology was an indirect one. It all began at the University of Georgia where I intended to become a veterinarian. However, after several summers assisting vets in Atlanta during my undergrad years, I realized that I wanted to pursue something that involved research. I decided to attend graduate school at UGA and obtained a Masters in Reproductive Physiology in 1995, and then immediately completed a PhD in Reproductive Physiology in 1999 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.

February 22, 2013
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Dr. Chenette was interviewed by Eggsurance, a website all about egg freezing. Dr. Chenette answers some key questions about egg freezing, such as what the optimal age is and how he thinks the future of egg freezing will be affected since ASRM has removed the "experimental" label from freezing eggs.

Check out his interview on the Eggsurance website here.

February 20, 2013
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Dr. Isabelle Ryan was quoted in the HealthNewsDigest.com article, 'Top Experts Weigh In On When 'Good Things Go Bad.'  Dr. Ryan writes about whether every day habits can age your fertility and provides a few tips on how to prevent future fertility problems.

Read the full article here.

February 18, 2013
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On January 12, 2013, two doctors from the Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) participated in the Fertility Planit Show, the first consumer expo of its kind. Held in Los Angeles, the two-day event featured a large exhibit hall and about 20 hour-long programs and panels with some of California's top fertility experts and family-building professionals.

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