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2010-07-01 05:45:00

Many fertility clinics have been traditionally reluctant to freeze and store eggs until a woman was ready to use them because of low success rates. But with increasing demand and higher success rates now being reported by clinics, more than half of US clinics will now do so, according to a new study. Women who are about to have cancer therapies are the ones most likely to use this option, which has been available for the past two decades or so. But two-thirds of egg-freezing clinics will...

2010-05-26 11:51:00

SAN RAMON, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Spurred by recent research, northern California fertility specialists are edging away from traditional infertility treatment - artificial insemination - saying newer IVF technology costs less and works better in the long run, saving many patients time, money, and heartache. Intrauterine insemination (IUI or artificial insemination) was popular for decades because it's a relatively simple procedure with fewer side effects and costs compared to IVF....

2010-05-25 12:51:00

RALEIGH, N.C., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Carolina Conceptions, an infertility practice in Raleigh, NC, announces IRB (Institutional Review Board) approval to commence a study on egg freezing - a newer technology that is growing in demand. While embryo and sperm freezing have been the standard of care for decades, egg freezing has been slower to achieve the same level of success. Unlike fertilized eggs (embryos) and sperm, which thaw well, the larger egg contains a considerable amount of...

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2010-05-12 06:30:00

A study published in a recent issue of a leading bioethics journal found that compensation being offered for young women to sell their eggs to infertility treatment clinics often exceeds industry guidelines, fueling the debate over how much - or even whether - egg donors should be paid. The demand for human ova has been growing in recent years, as infertility treatments and increased investment in stem cell research grows. Many young women at top colleges and universities, a prized source of...

2010-04-27 13:30:00

New Technology Dramatically Increases a Woman's Chances of Having Her Own Biological Children Well Past the Age of Peak Fertility ROCKVILLE, Md., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shady Grove Fertility, the nation's largest fertility and IVF center, announces the opening of its Center for Fertility Preservation, offering the most advanced technology in egg freezing. The new technology "flash freezes" a woman's eggs until she's ready to conceive, and yields significantly higher pregnancy...

2010-04-26 15:45:00

MARGATE, Fla., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- While Hollywood portrayals of parenting may be far from realistic, south Florida fertility doctors say that a new Jennifer Lopez movie does indeed parallel a major social trend in single Florida women choosing to give birth as single parents, including those who do not have a male partner, same sex couples, and others. In "The Back Up Plan," Lopez plays a single woman who begins her family through intrauterine insemination (IUI) with anonymous...

2010-04-20 16:53:00

LAS VEGAS, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) is donating free In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments at upcoming fertility education seminars on May 11 and 12, in celebration of Mother's Day on May 9. The donated treatment cycles are part of the Sher Institute "Giving Back" Program. The Giving Back Program includes these initiatives and many more: Donation of two IVF cycles at Las Vegas seminars - An IVF cycle costs on average around $10,000...

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2010-03-27 10:15:00

A new study suggests that among women trying to conceive through in-vitro fertilization (IVF), those exposed to great amounts of air pollution may have a harder time finding success. The study adds to evidence that air quality may have subtle effects on reproduction.  Several studies have linked exposure to air pollution during pregnancy to an increased risk of preterm delivery and low birthweight. However, it still remains unclear whether poor air quality is responsible or not. ...

2010-03-23 20:06:00

LAS VEGAS, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) is donating free In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments at upcoming seminars in New Jersey, Texas and Pennsylvania. The initiative reflects Sher Institute's desire to help patients who are in need of treatment but can't afford it during these tough economic times. Sher Institute plans to roll out the free cycle program to all of the SIRM centers around the country. "Given the economic challenges many...

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2010-03-15 07:00:00

A British fertility clinic announced Sunday that it will raffle off a human egg this week to promote its "baby profiling" service, which it maintains is legal under current UK law. The London Bridge Fertility, Gynecology and Genetics Center said the winner can select the egg donor by education, background, and race. The treatment would take place in the United States. Women who are interested in conceiving a child through in vitro fertilization are asked to attend a seminar on Wednesday,...


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