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2009-03-31 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Fertility Center is pleased to announce its 50th child delivered after using preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and preimplantation genetic screening (PGS). Recent media attention about "designer babies" mentioned PGD and PGS. The use of this science for such "futuristic" action should not diminish the value and purpose for which it is used today. Pacific Fertility Center is proud to have been a pioneer in the true science and beneficial...

2009-03-02 01:04:22

The birth of octuplets in California calls attention to a lack of regulation in the field of assisted reproduction, some experts said. Although the doctor who supervised in vitro fertilization on the 33-year-old woman who gave birth to octuplets in January is regarded by many in the field as having violated professional norms, U.S. health records indicate a large majority of fertility clinics disregarded implant guidelines in 2006, the Oakland (Calif.) Tribune reported Sunday. Citing data...

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2009-02-27 14:05:00

The financial crisis has resulted in an increasing number of women willing to sell their eggs at U.S. fertility clinics, with potential payments of up to $10,000, Reuters reported. One woman in New York City, who has been out of work since November, said she decided to sell her eggs because her bills were mounting up. Nicole Hodges, a 23-year-old actress, said she has been accepted as donor and is waiting to be chosen by a couple. "I'm still paying off college. I have credit card bills and,...

2009-02-04 04:00:00

Unique idea for his-and-hers Valentine's Day gifts that truly demonstrate couple's love ATLANTA, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- While Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity for couples to express their love for one another, there are so many trite gifts often used to convey this important message. But one pair of unique his-and-hers gifts is a true demonstration of a couple's commitment to each other. This Valentine's Day couples can take with each other the first step toward starting a family...

2009-01-21 05:00:00

FREE Presentation/Surrogacy Seminar Series CHICAGO, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: PlanetHospital(TM), the leader and pioneer in medical tourism. What: A highly informative meet and greet between gay couples, singles, and infertile couples in Los Angeles and New York with PlanetHospital(TM) Principles introducing Dr. Gautam N. Allahbadia. Admission is FREE. When: Monday, January 26...

2008-07-25 15:01:08

Fertility Treatment Center: WHAT: Today marks the 30th anniversary of the world's first test tube baby. Louise Joy Brown's birth on July 25, 1978, launched the successful introduction of science into the conception process. Today, more than 3 million babies have been born with the help of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Leading FTC experts are available to speak on the topic of IVF and the progress of infertility treatment since 1978. The IVF process has greatly improved in the...

2008-06-19 12:00:19

LEXINGTON, Mass., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Reproductive Science Center (RSC) of New England has expanded its physician staff with the addition of Dr. Carla DiGirolamo, a reproductive endocrinologist who is also accomplished in adult stem cell research and implantation biology. Starting July 14, Dr. DiGirolamo will be seeing patients in Milford, Westborough and Lexington, Mass. "We are proud to add a physician with the skills and academic diversity of Dr. DiGirolamo to our practice," said Dr....

2007-08-22 12:14:02

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fertility & Reproductive Health Institute In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Laboratory at Fertility Physicians of Northern California in San Jose, CA (FPNC) has been awarded an accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent on-site inspection. For the third time in a row, the rigorous CAP inspection resulted in zero deficiencies indicating that the...

2007-04-16 09:00:42

The Fertility Centers of Illinois (FCI) will host the third annual Midwest Reproductive Symposium where physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and scientists will meet to discuss new concepts, techniques and challenges in the field of reproductive medicine. This forum will collectively bring together medical experts to help advance the field of assisted reproductive technology. The Midwest Reproductive Symposium (MRS) is an educational event that began in 2005 to promote the...

2006-06-19 07:46:21

By Patricia Reaney PRAGUE (Reuters) - A new method of freezing human eggs could enable many more women, particularly young cancer patients, to have children, Japanese fertility experts said on Monday. Unlike sperm which can be easily frozen, thawed and used in fertility treatments, women's eggs are very fragile and are often damaged when they are thawed. Only about 150 babies worldwide, including three in Britain, have been born from eggs that have been frozen and thawed. But...


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