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March 27, 2014

PFC's Rosalind Solon recently won an award for her work with the Junior League of California's violence prevention program. Rosalind is a member of the Junior League's violence prevention committee.

According to the Junior League of California's website, the Junior Leagues of California State Public Affairs Committee is committed to ending human trafficking in all its forms. They support policies and programs that stop human trafficking, advocate for victims, and educate the community at large.

The Junior Leagues of California has worked with state leaders and advocates on legislation which enables trafficking victims to rebuild their lives. This year they are proud to sponsor SB 738 which creates a framework for treating commercially sexually exploited youth as victims not criminals.

Congratulation Rosalind on this wonderful award!

March 25, 2014

PFC's Dr. Isabelle Ryan was interviewed by Refinery29. The article, "Inside The Industry Of Egg Donation", interviews industry professionals, a woman who conceived using donor eggs and women who have donated their eggs.

Read the full article here!

March 24, 2014

The first time I saw an oocyte was in the spring of 2000 when I interviewed for a PhD position in the Department of Medical Embryology in Rome, Italy.  I immediately fell in love with these little round cells, and decided to dedicate the next 4 years to study their physiology while obtaining my PhD.  It was only at the beginning of 2002 that I discovered something even more beautiful than the oocyte: the embryo. Embryos are truly magical as here all life begins, and being able to study and observe their development and natural changes is an immense privilege.

March 18, 2014

Our very own Irish lab director, Joe Conaghan, celebrates St. Patrick's Day at Pacific Fertility Center!

March 13, 2014

Improving the efficiency of fertility care, maximizing the potential of each egg to produce a healthy pregnancy, is part of the new fertility treatment paradigm we are instituting at Pacific Fertility Center.

Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS) is one method we use to improve efficiency of fertility care. CCS selects embryos that have normal chromosomes out of a group of embryos produced in an IVF cycle. The majority of embryos in most women do not have normal chromosomes, and stop growing a few days after fertilization. The embryos that pass CCS screening have a very high chance of pregnancy.

CCS allows transfer of a single embryo, rather than the multiple embryos of IVF treatment in the past. Transfer of a single healthy embryo maintains high pregnancy rates with low risk of problems in pregnancy.