Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 11, 2011
The Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM) and MDR Pharmaceuticals announced today their sponsorship of a free June 15 talk in Denver on advances in egg freezing technology featuring Dr. William Schoolcraft from CCRM. The talk is open to the public.
"More women are choosing to freeze some of their eggs so they can focus on their careers or because they haven't found the right partner yet," Dr. Schoolcraft explained. "Egg freezing significantly improves the chances of successful pregnancies for women in their late 30’s and early 40’s."
Given current CCRM data, if a 34-year patient undergoes egg freezing, called oocyte vitrification, she can expect a pregnancy rate typical for women of her age when she thaws, inseminates, and transfers resulting embryos. In rare circumstances, it is possible that oocytes (eggs) may not survive the vitrification and warming process.
In addition to Dr. Schoolcraft, Jenn Hayes, 36, who froze her eggs last year, will speak at the event. Ms. Hayes is the owner of The Sweet Life restaurants in Snowmass and Telluride. She froze her eggs because she is single and had seen her close friends struggle with infertility challenges. Hayes said she doesn't want to deal with the same issue down the road.
Dr. Schoolcraft, founder and Medical Director of CCRM, one of the clinics on the forefront of egg freezing research and practice, will be available for questions from participants and the news media. CCRM is one of the nation’s leading fertility clinics providing a wide variety of fertility treatments ranging from basic infertility care to the most advanced in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology available today.
The egg freezing talk is on Wednesday, June 15 at 6:30 pm at Canvas and Cocktails, 249 Clayton Street, Denver, CO 80206-4841. Canvas and Cocktails can be reached at (303) 333-3288. To RSVP for the event contact Sarah Stavros at sstavros(at)colocrm(dot)com. Both Hayes and Dr. Schoolcraft can be scheduled for an interview on this topic ahead of this event by contacting Katie Trexler Kern at Kirshner Communications, katiesuekern(at)gmail(dot)com.