Tag Archives: frozen embryos

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 …

Divorced couple’s frozen embryos must be ‘thawed and discarded’

Written on November 19, 2015 at 3:20 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

In a ruling that validates the consent created at an IVF center, a San Francisco judge ruled that frozen embryos a woman wants to use over her ex-husband’s objections must be “thawed and discarded.”

Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo, in an 83-page decision, upheld a consent form the couple signed shortly after their marriage in 2010. The couple agreed on …

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 …

Yet another frozen embryo battle

Written on July 17, 2015 at 9:55 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

A man fighting to stop his infertile ex-wife from having children using their frozen embryos testified Tuesday that he felt “stepped on and run over” during their marriage and feared having to parent a child with her. Stephen Findley, a wealthy executive with an investment company, said Dr. Mimi Lee, his ex-wife, once put a dollar value on the embryos …

Tough decisions over extra frozen embryos

Written on June 5, 2015 at 12:50 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

There are thousands of couples and individuals in the United States grappling with difficult choices regarding their stored genetic material. The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that more than 600,000 frozen embryos are stored nationwide, in addition to countless more cryo-preserved eggs and sperm.

The issue, highlighted in a Washington Post article, made for dramatic headlines recently as …

When a couple breaks up who owns the embryos?

Written on May 1, 2015 at 9:03 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

This is a question that should be settled in the consent before any embryos are frozen. But apparently not always.

In an op-ed piece in the New York Times, Nick Loeb, Sofia Vergara’s ex-fiancee bemoans the fact that he does not have control of the embryos they created together. He writes, “I filed a complaint in Santa Monica, Calif., using …

ASRM Abstract: Another benefit for frozen over fresh embryo transfer

Written on May 18, 2014 at 9:14 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, former partner and Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.


In a fresh …

Can embryos created by frozen (vitrified) eggs be re-frozen?

Written on May 14, 2012 at 1:17 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.


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Embryo freezing by vitrification improves frozen embryo cycle results

Written on February 7, 2011 at 12:57 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.


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The disposition of unused frozen embryos

Written on October 19, 2010 at 1:52 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

One difficult decision for many couples is how to dispose of unused frozen embryos once they have completed their families. This is true both for couples in which women are using their own eggs as well as those who use an egg donor.

A study reported in the October 2010 issue of Fertility & Sterility examines how both types of …