PHILADELPHIA, May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Due to the increasing demand from women who realize age's impact on
"As our practice expands into the heart of Philadelphia, more women will have access to this family planning option that continues to grow in popularity," says SGF's Philadelphia physician Dr. Caleb Kallen. "The technology of egg freezing makes it possible for women to proactively protect against the inevitable decrease in egg quality and egg quantity that comes with increasing age," adds Kallen.
The growth of egg freezing at SGF is largely attributed to continuous innovations increasing success rates. SGF is one of the few centers to publish their pregnancy rates from eggs that were frozen for fertility preservation. "Fertility centers that perform more egg freezing and subsequent IVF cycles that result in successful pregnancies have better, more reliable data to help patients make the best decisions for their family," says Dr. Joseph Doyle, of SGF's Rockville, MD location, and an author of the paper describing the largest number of pregnancy outcomes using frozen eggs available in the US. "In the beginning, success rates of eggs surviving from a freeze was only 10 percent. Now over 80 to 90 percent of the eggs survive. This is in part to a process called vitrification, flash freezing of the eggs. SGF has been using vitrification since 2009, performing over 1,800 egg freezing cycles. Because of this technology, pregnancy rates with frozen eggs are just as good as fresh eggs," says Dr. Naveed Khan of SGF's Leesburg, VA and Dulles-Aldie, VA locations.
Another reason egg freezing is on the rise - more companies realize the significance of offering egg freezing as a covered benefit. Companies such as Facebook, Apple, Google, Unilever, Deloitte, Uber, LinkedIn, Intel, Ebay, Yahoo, Netflix, Salesforce, Spotify, Time Warner, and Snapchat are just a few on the growing list of employers who offer egg freezing as a health benefit to their female employees.
For women who may not have egg freezing covered by their insurance, SGF helps make egg freezing affordable through several unique financial programs. The newest financial option for egg freezing candidates is a discount program that offers cycle one with long-term (5 years) storage included for as low as $195/month depending on credit and length of term, plus a refund on storage for women who choose to thaw/use their eggs early. There are no eligibility requirements in order to participate, and the monthly rate is based on credit history and length of term through Fertility Finance. For women who choose additional cycles, further discounts apply.
Simple diagnostic testing can help determine candidacy for egg freezing. At SGF, approximately 90 percent of patients have insurance coverage for diagnostic testing and their clinical consultation to discuss results. Without insurance, the out-of-pocket cost for testing and consultation is $325.
The practice holds regular in-person seminars and virtual webinars for information seekers to learn more about egg freezing. Attendees will learn specifically about SGF's egg freezing program, what to expect during the process, success rates, and the unique financial programs offered exclusively at SGF. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of SGF experts. While all SGF events are complimentary, interested parties must register to attend by visiting the Shady Grove Fertility calendar of events.
SGF invites interested women to schedule a consult to determine if egg freezing is the right option.
About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with 50,000 babies born and counting. With 42 physicians and 29 locations throughout MD, PA, VA, D.C., and GA, we offer patients individualized care, accept most insurance plans, and make treatment affordable through innovative financial options, including treatment guarantees. More physicians refer their patients to SGF than any other center. Call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.
SOURCE Shady Grove Fertility
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