Tag Archives: preserving fertility

Perceptions of egg freezing for fertility preservation

Written on April 26, 2017 at 10:23 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Egg freezing for fertility preservation is relatively new and there is not a lot of information available about how women perceive this technology. This information will help doctors counsel their patients on the wisdom of pursuing this procedure in the context of their lives. It can also help others make the decision to consider fertility preservation at an age when …

Older Moms May Live Longer

Written on December 11, 2016 at 9:50 am, by Dr. Marli Amin

A new study shows that women who start having children later in life may live longer.  This study, which was recently published in the American Journal of Public Health, showed that women who were older than 25 when they first gave birth were 11% more likely to live to age 90.  Over 20,000 women enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative …

More Women Are Freezing Their Eggs. Should They?

Written on December 18, 2015 at 11:38 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

In 2012, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine decided egg freezing was no longer an experimental procedure. That opened the door for clinics to market it to women who don’t have a medical reason to do it but are simply worried about their declining fertility — what’s being dubbed as “social” egg freezing.

John Robertson, a professor of law and …

Is ovarian reserve testing a prerequisite to freezing eggs?

Written on October 23, 2015 at 11:04 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

An article on the NPR blog claims that ovarian reserve testing is not always a reliable indicator of whether a woman needs to freeze her eggs.

The article claims: Women concerned about their fertility can use a test to help decide whether they should freeze their eggs now or whether they still have time to have a baby.

But this …

RPMG’s Dr. Andy Huang featured on Channel 11 News

Written on July 7, 2015 at 2:58 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

RPMG’s Dr. Andy Huang was featured on the July 6th edition of the KTTV Channel 11 News in a story entitled, “The Little Known Dangers of Fertility Treatments.”

Dr. Andy Huang

Dr. Andy Huang

In the story a 26 year old apparently developed ovarian hyperstimulation (OHSS) following a cycle of egg freezing. She was not a patient of RPMG or Dr. Huang. In …

Egg freezing is “booming” according to the Washington Post

Written on November 23, 2014 at 11:46 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

According to an article in the Washington Post among urban women in their 30s, freezing is trending. Suddenly, many women “now have a friend of a friend who has frozen,” says Sarah Elizabeth Richards, a journalist who has had eggs frozen twice.

Only two years ago, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine lifted the “experimental” label long attached to egg …

Then: Tupperware parties Now: Egg Freezing parties

Written on November 16, 2014 at 9:57 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

According to a November 11 article in the Washington Post there is a new trend in marketing parties: egg freezing parties.

They started in New York and now a reproductive endocrinologist in San Francisco wants to make “egg-freezing parties” — a recent trend at expensive New York bars — a thing in San Francisco, too. Women who attend her parties …

Can women depend on frozen eggs?

Written on October 25, 2014 at 2:47 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Not according to an op-ed piece in the New York Times October 16th edition.

It seems that every time a new advance is made in reproductive medicine there is someone to bash it by looking at it from the perspective of the glass being half empty rather than half full.

In this case Sarah Elizabeth Richards who wrote a book …

Dr. Carrie Wambach joins Reproductive Partners

Written on August 11, 2014 at 8:51 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Reproductive Partners Medical Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Dr. Carrie Wambach has joined us. She will work primarily in the Beverly Hills office.

Carrie Wambach, M. D.

Carrie Wambach, M. D.

University of California, Irvine College of Medicine, M.D.
University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science & Arts, B. S.

Dr. Wambach completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, followed by …

Do birth control pills prematurely age a woman’s eggs?

Written on July 20, 2014 at 3:13 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

No, according to a recent study reported in the Washington Post.

Taking birth control pills may make women’s eggs seem old, at least as measured by two tests of fertility. In younger women taking the pill, hormone levels associated with the ability to make mature, healthy eggs are more like those of older women than they are like the …