Egg Donation

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October 20, 2017

What’s your favorite movie? What’s your favorite book? Can you send some baby pictures?

These were some of the questions I had to answer in order to donate eggs through the Pacific Fertility Center in San Francisco. As a 25-year-old studying to be a physician’s assistant and the niece of a woman who couldn’t have her own children, I had long been open to the idea of sharing my eggs.

Then came my favorite, and most thoughtful, question: How do you deal with conflict? I answered something like: I’ll confront whatever problem I have, compromise is huge, and peace is more important than my pride. I didn’t mind answering these personal questions. I thought it was cool, that families wanted to really get to know me.

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April 27, 2015

In California, unmarried and gay couples are ensured the same access to insurance coverage for fertility treatment, thanks to a bill signed into law in 2013.1 (One barrier had been that coverage typically dictated couples try to conceive naturally for 12 months before coverage kicked in—a bit of a nonstarter for same-sex couples.)

One of 15 states mandating infertility coverage,2 Maryland now appears to be following suit. A measure recently passed by both branches of state government3 removes an important restriction: The state had limited insurance coverage for IVF procedures to those using the husband’s sperm only—once again, a nonstarter for same-sex couples.

To qualify for the benefits, lesbians must go through six rounds of unsuccessful artificial insemination and show an underlying medical condition hindering successful pregnancy. The bill is awaiting the governor’s signature to become law.

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May 15, 2014

PFC president shares reproductive expertise with Japan, a country with a plummeting birthrate.

San Francisco, CA – May 15, 2014 – Carl M. Herbert, MD, president of the Pacific Fertility Center, is sharing his expertise in Japan this month through a series of guest lectures and interviews about the latest developments in reproductive medicine. Dr. Herbert brings his knowledge to a country with a plummeting birthrate—one of the lowest in the world.

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!

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November 13, 2012

PFC Egg Donor Lynn’s experience with egg donation at PFC

I never felt alone
“My entire experience as an egg donor was amazing. I felt very blessed to have the unique opportunity to provide a wonderful, deserving couple with my eggs. Giving my recipients the chance to become parents to a healthy baby was my privilege and I would gladly do it again. PFC upheld their reputation for being the best agency in the US. The staff is professional, well-trained, friendly, and always helpful. I never felt alone in this process. The entire PFC team is like a family. I felt safe and comfortable and everything was taken care of when I needed anything. I can’t wait to hear the outcome…my prayers are with my recipients every day; like I said, this entire process was awesome.” Testimonial from Lynn – PFC Egg Donor