Dr. Karine Chung Featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal

Dr. Karine Chung Featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal

by | August 12th, 2015

Reproductive Center Puts Eggs in Events Basket

Los Angeles Business JournalAbout two dozen women settled into their seats at a long table on Via Alloro’s leafy patio a couple of weeks ago as waiters poured their choice of red or chilled white wine. The menu featured a grilled New Zealand salmon fillet and a warm chocolate tart – topped off with a discussion about how fertility starts to decline when women hit their late 20s. This wasn’t your average weeknight dinner in Beverly Hills.

Dr. Karine Chung from USC Fertility is quoted:

“Most women reach the end of their fertile window around 45,” said Dr. Karine Chung, director of USC’s fertility preservation and egg-freezing program. It’s a process that begins to hasten at around 35. Harvesting and freezing eggs allows women a chance to go back in time and use younger eggs to increase their changes of fertility. The process involves taking hormone shots for a couple of weeks to boost the number of mature eggs a woman will produce during her menstrual cycle. Doctors then extract those eggs vaginally with a small needle,keeping them in a deep freeze until she’s ready to get pregnant.

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By MARNI USHEROFF Staff Reporter

, , | Egg Freezing USC Fertility


For more than 20 years, USC Fertility doctors have contributed to fertility treatment research and scientific breakthroughs that have changed lives for thousands of new parents. Our fertility clinic provides access to world-class physicians — men and women molding the next generation of fertility doctors and leading academic research that shapes how the world practices reproductive medicine.

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