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Bay Area Fertility Clinic to Offer Special Help During Recession
Date:2/16/2009

One of the nation's first group of fertility specialists marks its 25th anniversary with a 25-percent cost reduction to patients challenged by economic downturn

SAN RAMON, Calif., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a 25th-anniversary celebration, one of the nation's first fertility clinics is extending an extra helping hand to couples and individuals struggling to find ways to finance treatment for infertility during a challenging economic climate nationwide.

Established just two years after the first successful birth through IVF in the nation, the Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area (RSC) said it will mark a special birthday this year by reducing the cost of its medical services by 25 percent to patients with modest to moderate household incomes. The reduced-cost offer - called "Giving Hope" - is available to any couple or individual with a household annual income of $100,000 or less.

"We decided that after a quarter-century of success, this would be the year to give something extra to patients who most need it," said Louis Weckstein, M.D., medical director of the East Bay-area group. "Because health insurance in California often does not cover fertility treatment, this is a heartfelt effort to ease the burden of many who face hard choices between fertility care and living expenses."

This year marks the 25th birthday of the first baby conceived through IVF provided by RSC, conceived in July 1984 and born March 18, 1985.

RSC plans to gather with some of its first patients in June and is using a variety of means to try to locate as many of the nearly 300 IVF babies born in the first three years of the practice's existence.

Patients interested in applying for the special offer can learn more at http://www.rscbayarea.com/giving_hope_program.html

About RSC

Established in 1983, RSC was one of the earliest IVF facilities in the nation and was responsible for the nation's second successful transfer of a previously frozen embryo into a mother's uterus. Today, RSC boasts a staff of six infertility physicians with a collective 85 years experience with offices in San Ramon, Orinda, San Jose, and Modesto. RSC is a member of the IntegraMed network of 31 centers in 101 locations across the county, including 171 physicians and Ph.D. scientists. For more information, visit www.rscbayarea.com.


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