Tag Archives: frozen eggs

Is Egg Freezing An Effective Way To Delay Motherhood?

Written on February 16, 2017 at 3:56 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

A Forbes Magazine article calls into question whether egg freezing, which is being done in increasing numbers, lacks scientific evidence of its effectiveness. Egg freezing isn’t new. In fact, the first baby conceived with an egg that had been frozen and then thawed was born 30 years ago.

But it was only a little more than four years ago, in …

An inspiring frozen egg donation story

Written on December 27, 2016 at 10:10 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

This is an inspiring story about a successful pregnancy in a 48 year old created by frozen eggs obtained at Donor Egg Bank USA and fertilized and transferred at RPMG:

I wanted to reach out to other women who have made this decision, wherever you are in the journey. Please be encouraged by our story: We tried for over three …

Is Egg or Embryo Donation the Right Choice for You?

Written on December 22, 2016 at 8:52 am, by Dr. Marli Amin

Egg and embryo donation can provide new hope for many women in the United States, who are unable to conceive using their own eggs.  Approximately 6.7 million women in the United States struggle with infertility.  Many of these women have spent thousands of dollars on fertility treatment, but have unfortunately been unsuccessful in conceiving.  Using eggs from another woman or …

7 Reasons To Consider Frozen Donor Egg IVF

Written on April 18, 2016 at 1:18 pm, by rpmg

Donor Egg IVF
As fertility technologies advance, using fresh or frozen donor eggs with IVF treatment is becoming a more attractive option for women struggling to conceive. Within the last few years, donor egg IVF has grown quickly in popularity, and patients are learning about the many benefits this type of fertility treatment provides.

At Reproductive Partners, we work together with Donor Egg …

Egg donors challenge ASRM guidelines for payment

Written on October 30, 2015 at 10:00 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

In a New York Times article, in a federal lawsuit, a group of women are challenging industry guidelines that say it is “inappropriate” to pay a woman more than $10,000 for her eggs. The women say the $10,000 limit amounts to illegal price-fixing, and point out that there is no price restriction on the sale of human sperm. A …

There is yet another frozen embryo legal battle

Written on September 25, 2015 at 3:28 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

As reported in the Los Angeles Times: Dr. Mimi C. Lee and Stephen E. Findley had not been married long when he began to have doubts about the relationship. Now divorced, he is fighting to prevent her from having a child with their frozen embryos, made after Lee was diagnosed with cancer.

The case, to be decided in the …

Egg donation cycles increase, so do success rates

Written on November 12, 2013 at 3:02 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

A substantial increase in the number of donor egg cycles in the United States from 2000 to 2010 was accompanied by an increase in good perinatal outcomes, reported investigators at the conjoint meeting of the International Federation of Fertility Societies and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

A review of data from 93% of all fertility centers in the United …

Based on age when should egg donation be considered as the best first treatment?

Written on March 17, 2013 at 3:09 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.


When a woman over 4o is considering …

Egg freezing does not increase chance of chromosome abnormalities

Written on October 7, 2012 at 9:02 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

A reassuring study in the October 2010 issue of Fertility & Sterility demonstrates that blastocysts created from previously vitrified eggs are not at risk for an increased risk of abnormal chromosome configuration (aneuploidy) and have equivalent reproductive potential to those created from fresh eggs.

To assess the risk they froze half of the eggs by vitrification and compared the results …

U.S. Birthrate Lowest in 25 Years = More IVF and Egg Donation in the Future

Written on July 30, 2012 at 11:23 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Twenty-somethings who postponed having babies because of the poor economy are still hesitant to jump into parenthood — an unexpected consequence that has dropped the USA's birthrate to its lowest point in 25 years as reoorted in USA Today.

The fertility rate is not expected to rebound for at least two years and could affect birthrates for years to …