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October 03, 2013

PFC’s Dr. Herbert was recently interviewed about a new technique that may help some infertile women with primary ovarian insufficiency have a baby of their own. The technique is known as "in vitro activation” (IVA). The report, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, described several basic science studies in mice as well as a series of 27 women treated by the technique in Japan. 

October 02, 2013

San Francisco, CA – October 2, 2013 – On September 26 and 27, Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) was featured prominently in two San Francisco Business Times articles on egg freezing and fertility preservation. The two-part series—“Buying the time for a baby” and “The costs of buying more time for a baby”—highlighted the story of a PFC patient and included interviews with PFC’s laboratory director, Joseph Conaghan, PhD, and PFC partner, Eldon D. Schriock, MD.

October 01, 2013

Pacific Fertility Center quoted in a second San Francisco Business Times egg freezing article, “The costs of buying more time for a baby.”

The article highlights some of the reasons why many women decide to freeze their eggs and the sense of relief and psychological ease these women feel once their eggs are frozen.

According to the article, for many of these women, they “would have children immediately if they had the right partner.” But for these women who have such a strong desire for a family - egg freezing may be the answer they are looking for. Egg freezing is a way for these women to preserve their younger and healthier eggs until they find the right partner, or for other social and psychological reasons. And for many women, “the choice of being able to have a biological child with a future partner – even if it happens later on in life – is worth all the money and trouble of freezing eggs.”

October 01, 2013

PFC was interviewed for the October 3, 2013, San Francisco Business Times cover story on Egg Freezing and Fertility Preservation.

The article, "Buying the Time for a Baby," talks about the increasing popularity of women choosing to freeze their eggs and the subsequent feeling of control and peace of mind that they feel. A few women who have elected to freeze their eggs were interviewed for this article, with one woman stating her feelings that “fertility feels more like an investment than an expense.”

September 12, 2013

San Francisco, CA – September 12, 2013 – Joining other world-class fertility and family-building experts, Joseph Conaghan, PhD, Laboratory Director at the Pacific Fertility Center (PFC), will be a panelist at Fertility Planit 2013 NYC on September 15. Sponsored by Auxogyn, Inc, the session is entitled Eggs to Embryo: New Techniques in IVF Lab, and will run from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. This is the second Fertility Planit event featuring reproductive experts from Pacific Fertility Center this year.

Fran Meadows, infertility advocate and author of The Truth Behind The Secret “Infertility:” A Personal Journey of my Journey to Motherhood, will moderate the conversation with Dr. Conaghan and the other panelist, Serena Chen, Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ.