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I’m 34, single and seriously considering freezing my eggs. But recently I read an article that cited the results of a 2013 study published in Fertility and Sterility reporting a 77% failure rate for women aged 30, and a 91% failure rate for women aged 40 using frozen eggs. Based on these stats, do you think it’s worth it for me to freeze my eggs?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Stephen Hudson, Director of the Victoria Fertility Centre in British Columbia, Canada. This is a very important question and I think one on the minds of many women. As an introduction to answering this question, I will first explain the history behind egg freezing. Traditionally, the technology used for […]

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Calgary clinic under fire for restricting sperm donor selection

The Calgary Herald published a story on July 25 outlining how a woman seeking fertility treatment at the Regional Fertility Program in Calgary, Alberta, Canada was restricted from using donated sperm, eggs, or embryos that did not share her Caucasian ethnicity. The article cited the private fertility clinic’s policy from their website: “It is the […]

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Celebrities open up about their fertility problems

According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, infertility affects 7.3 million women and their partners in the United States. In Canada, infertility is also on the rise, with 16% (roughly 1 in 6 couples) experiencing fertility challenges. Yet, despite the increasing number of people experiencing infertility, there continues to be stigma and secrecy around […]

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Company developing high tech birth control chip

The ongoing search for the most effective and easy form of birth control may have turned an important corner. MicroCHIPS, a United States-based company that specializes in long-term implantable drug delivery technology, is developing a new contraceptive implant. The birth control chip, measuring 20 x 20 x 7 millimeters, could be implanted under the skin […]

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