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Center for Fertility Preservation Uses Breakthrough Egg Freezing Technology to Offer Women a Viable 'Backup Plan'
Date:4/27/2010

New Technology Dramatically Increases a Woman's Chances of Having Her Own Biological Children Well Past the Age of Peak Fertility

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shady Grove Fertility, the nation's largest fertility and IVF center, announces the opening of its Center for Fertility Preservation, offering the most advanced technology in egg freezing. The new technology "flash freezes" a woman's eggs until she's ready to conceive, and yields significantly higher pregnancy rates over older technology.

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"A woman's ability to conceive is largely dependant on the age of her eggs," said Robert Stillman, MD, Medical Director of Shady Grove Fertility Center. "Fertility is naturally declining with age, but the chances of getting pregnant drop off sharply after age 35. By the time she reaches her early 40's there is only a very small chance of achieving a healthy, natural pregnancy and delivery."

Until recently, older egg cryopreservation techniques were yielding unpredictable results and lower pregnancy rates. For this reason, they have been used primarily as a last resort for women with medical complications that compromise their fertility such as those at risk for premature menopause or those about to undergo cancer treatment. The unpredictable outcomes prevented most fertility centers from routinely offering the technology to women who wanted to proactively freeze and store their eggs for futur
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