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Another Side of Sperm Banking

When most people think of sperm banks they think about sperm donors, but there is another side to sperm banking that is very important; men who bank their sperm for their own use in the future.

Freezing Your Eggs in Idaho

If you know you eventually want to have a child, but the time isn’t right for it now, you may want to consider freezing your eggs. Egg freezing is a fertility-preserving option that has grown in popularity recently for a number of reasons. Some women choose to freeze their eggs for social reasons—such as if you haven’t yet found the right partner or still have educational or career goals you’d like to attain—while others freeze for medical reasons.

Egg Freezing Process - Physical Aspects

a blog by Sherika Wynter, December 17, 2013

The egg freezing process can take a toll on you physically and emotionally. While some would argue the emotional effect is more important than the physical, the physical aspect cannot be ignored. Prior to my freezing cycle, I scoured the Internet looking for articles where women honed in on their experience: how the body felt, affects on work/social life, any physical scarring, etc. Sadly, the outcome was slim. For this reason, I want to take a moment to recap my experience.

What Really Motivates Women to Freeze Their Eggs?

October 19, 2013

A study presented this week at the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) and American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) joint conference examined motivations behind fertility preservation; what drives women to freeze their eggs (an elective procedure)?

Five Questions to Ask about Your Fertility after a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

More than 11,000 women under 40 are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the United States. When a young woman receives a breast cancer diagnosis, one of the last things she may be thinking of is her future ability to have children. But it is an important consideration when making treatment decisions and consulting with physicians.

Many breast cancer treatments can have a major impact on fertility. In fact, in early October, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration added a new warning about the risk of ovarian failure to the drug Avastin (bevacizumab), which may be used in conjunction with chemotherapy to treat breast cancer.

After a breast cancer diagnosis, many (but not all) women may have four to six weeks to make decisions about preserving their fertility via techniques such as egg freezing. They should quickly become aware of their options, do their research and ask questions of their cancer specialists as well as get a referral to a reproductive endocrinologist. "[Cancer patients] deserve a consultation with a reproductive endocrinologist," says Margaret Graf Garrisi, M.D., medical director of assisted reproduction at IRMS St. Barnabas in New Jersey. "What people underestimate is the psychological benefit of hope. Whether they freeze anything or not, these women deserve the information to make that decision. And they tend to be very happy for the time spent and the knowledge that they get from a consultation."

Discounted Egg Freezing Services for Cancer Patients

For women diagnosed with cancer that may affect their fertility, there is hope: Fertile Hope.

Founded in 2001 by Lindsay Nohr Beck, and now a national LIVESTRONG initiative, Fertile Hope offers discounted treatment and free donated medication for egg freezing and embryo freezing via their financial assistance program. Sperm banking services are also available to male patients.

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Fresh or Frozen? The increase of Egg Freezing as a method for Fertility Preservation for age related Infertility

a blog by Reproductive Medicine Institute- Chicago, September 4, 2013

While Infertility, and Fertility treatments, have long been fodder for the media, suddenly oocyte (egg) freezing is attracting a lot of attention of its own. Sophia Vergara (of ABC’s Modern Family) suggested that she might freeze eggs when asked about her own family plans. And while, freezing eggs for some may be a great option, for Vergara, at age 40 - maybe not so much.

NJ Pharmaceutical Company donates $1M for Fertility Preservation

a blog by Genna Banafato, July 16, 2013

With American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) recently removing the "experimental" tag from egg freezing, many women are turning their eyes to the possibility of preserving their fertility with the new flash freezing technology that removes the possibility of ice crystals in frozen eggs. ASRM encourages proceeding with caution for all but one group, women who want to preserve their fertility due to medical diagnosis that can render them infertile.

Updates in Egg Freezing

Fertility is finite. Women are born with a determined number of eggs. The majority of women have heard these phrases at one point or another and most understand they refer to the decreasing likelihood of getting pregnant as we get older.

Egg Freezing in New York, NY

Where should you go to freeze your eggs in New York City?

For some women, it just isn’t the right time to build a family. Whether you’re facing medical treatment that may harm your egg quality, or you are focusing on other endeavors before trying to conceive, egg freezing might be a good option for you to preserve your fertility.

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