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June 30, 2015

It was a big weekend of celebrations in San Francisco.

It was SF Pride’s 45th year of celebration with the theme, Equality Without Exception, and The Supreme Court’s Decision on Same-Sex Marriage passed in all 50 states!  Congratulations!

June 25, 2015

Pacific Fertility Center employees enjoyed a night of fun together! PFC hosted a paint night where all PFC employees created their own masterpieces.

Here are a few photos from the night.

June 23, 2015

It’s not a crystal ball. But the SART Patient Predictor provides a useful tool for helping you calculate your chances of conceiving and delivering a child with in vitro fertilization (IVF). The online calculator uses data from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) database. Its calculations are based on nearly 500,000 cycles of therapy to more than 320,000 women throughout the United States since 2006.1,2

How does the SART online calculator work? You answer a few simple questions about your background—such as age, height, and weight—reproductive history, infertility diagnosis, and whether or not you plan to use your own eggs. Based on your answers, the SART Patient Predictor calculates your chances of having a live birth after one, two, or three cycles. The Patient Predictor assumes you have not had prior IVF treatment.

June 19, 2015

On Thursday, June 18, from 6 to 8 pm, Pacific Fertility (PFC) hosted a free reception celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community during LGBT Pride Month. The nearly full event was held at PFC’s clinic in San Francisco. Talk show host Michelle Meow joined PFC and Donna Sachet provided entertainment. JJardine Catering and Events provided food.

Offering outreach and providing regular workshops and seminars, PFC has long been a big supporter of the LGBT community, helping many create the families they desire. At the event, PFC extended its hand to the community by making a donation to SF Pride.

June 08, 2015

The argument for single embryo transfer—one we’ve been making for quite some time—seems to keep gathering steam. The latest support has come from a recently published study using data from the national database for IVF centers’ information from 2006 to 2012.1

The study looked at live birth rates (LBRs) both from elective single embryo transfer (SET) and dual embryo transfer (DET). You might be surprised by the findings. The rates of live births were just as good—or better—for two SET cycles as for one DET cycle. In some patients, the live birth rate was up to 20 percent higher with two SET cycles.