Egg Freezing

November 14, 2014
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PFC's Dr. Chenette was interviewed by SF Weekly about egg freezing and the news that Apple and Facebook will now offer to pay up to $20,000 for their female employees to freeze their eggs.

"The problem is that we're biologically designed to have kids in our twenties, and those are prime working years," said Dr. Chenette.

Read the full story on the SF Weekly website here.

November 12, 2014
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San Francisco, CA – November 12, 2014 – On Wednesday, December 3, 2014 and Wednesday, January 28, 2015, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) will offer a complimentary seminar on fertility preservation, hosted by Philip E. Chenette, MD, past recipient of the American Fertility Association’s Family Building Award. Beginning at 5:45 pm, participants will also have an opportunity to tour PFC’s clinic at 55 Francisco Street and to ask questions about PFC’s services.

Whether participants are pursuing an advanced degree or professional career, haven’t yet found the right partner, or are simply not quite ready to begin a family—they will learn how fertility preservation allows them to manage their biological clock by freezing eggs for future use. A fertility subspecialist at PFC for 15 years, Dr. Chenette will discuss the process of egg freezing and explain ways to ensure the greatest chances of success.

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.

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