Six weeks before her wedding Jennifer Ehren was diagnosed with breast cancer. After learning that the aggressive chemotherapy treatments she would receive could cause her to lose her fertility, Jennifer contacted Reproductive Partners UCSD about fertility preservation. San Diego’s News 8 interviews Dr. Su as part of this inspirational story. Watch it Now!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure! The Fertility Preservation Team exceeded our goal and raised $1,597.00!! The enthusiasm from everyone in supporting the fertility preservation program and all breast cancer survivors was wonderful!!
After being diagnosed with a life threatening cancer, Christina Montana faced an important choice most 14-year-olds rarely have to consider. Due to the aggressive treatment she would undergo, and the possibility that her fertility would be destroyed, she decided to pursue fertility preservation. San Diego’s News 7 interviews Dr. Su as part of this important… Read more »
After discovering devastating news that she had developed stage 3 cancer, Marcela Lopez finds hope through UC San Diego Reproductive Partner’s Fertility Preservation Program. San Diego’s News 6 interviews Dr. Su as part of this touching story.Watch it now!
You’re invited to join the Reproductive Partners – UCSD fertility team as we walk with thousands of other San Diegans in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure November 3, in Balboa Park. The walk raises funds and awareness in the ongoing fight against breast cancer. Sign up on our Komen team page to… Read more »
The 26th Annual In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer, which will be held from July 21, 2013 to July 24, 2013 at the Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara, California, brings together a renowned faculty to present the latest developments in every phase of in vitro fertilization and embryo management. The conference is organized by UCLA’s… Read more »
In a recent Atlantic article entitled “There’s More to Life Than Freezing Your Eggs,” Dr. Su explains that the overall health of the mother is the determining factor in whether a woman who has frozen her eggs will be able to successfully become and remain pregnant. “No matter how old the woman, whether they’ve had… Read more »
Gathering information suggests that ovarian stimulation adversely affects the uterine lining, significantly increasing pregnancy complications. By “freezing” the embryos and transferring them in either a natural cycle or a cycle where estrogen and progesterone are given to mimic normal levels, the placenta appears to implant and function more normally. In a study published this year,… Read more »
The lowest rate of pregnancy complications with IVF is achieved when a single embryo is transferred. We commonly suggest transfer of a single embryo for women under age 35, but as age increases the proportion of embryos that are chromosomally abnormal increases, as does the rate of miscarriage. A recent answer to providing single embryo… Read more »
We are asking that all of our patients contact their U.S. Senators and Congressional Representatives and ask them to support The Family Act, which will create a tax credit for the out-of-pocket costs associated with IVF treatment. We expect the bill will be voted on before the end of the year. National call-in days are… Read more »