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Is Egg Freezing Ready for Prime Time?

  • April 1, 2007

Is egg freezing ready for prime time?Dr. Jain believes this technology has arrived and appears to be safe. Dr. Fritz says no, not yet, for several reasons. Yes. This technology has arrived and appears to be safe. The portal to successful oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) has recently opened, a technological advance that provides both fertile […]

Essential elements of informed consent for elective oocyte cryopreservation: a Practice Committee opinion

  • October 17, 2007

The Practice Committee of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology and the Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama Oocyte cryopreservation is an experimental procedure that should not be offered or marketed as a means to defer reproductive aging, primarily because data relating to clinical outcomes […]

Frozen assets that women can bank on in the future

  • October 23, 2008

By Melissa Heckscher Staff Writer Article So there I am at the doctor’s office getting my yearly checkup when my cheery-faced physician looks at me and briskly suggests that, well, maybe it’s time to consider freezing my eggs. “What?” I clamor, thinking only: “Am I that old?” “If I didn’t already have two kids,” she […]

Genetic testing of eggs prior to freezing could be detrimental

  • February 13, 2009

Eggs are more prone to genetic abnormalities as a woman ages. These abnormalities lead to increased incidences of infertility, miscarriage and birth defects especially in women over 38 years of age. Egg freezing is a method that suspends egg aging. Since the genetic status of an egg cannot be determined solely on appearance, methods to […]

Why I Froze My Eggs

  • July 29, 2009

Newsweek magazine recently ran a story on egg freezing. The story chronicled the experience of the author, Rachel Lehmann-Haupt, who underwent a cycle of egg freezing in New York. Like many professional women she chose to delay having children in order to pursue her career. In the article, she comments on many important aspects of […]

Should you get pregnant if you’re 50 or older?

  • August 15, 2014

Please see article on for the full article on pregnancy over 50 and egg donation. – As Featured on

10 Ways to Have a Baby

  • August 16, 2014

The Daily Beast – 10 Ways to Have a Baby

Nature News – Growth of egg freezing blurs ‘experimental’ label

Nature News – Growth of egg freezing blurs ‘experimental’ label

Eggs on Ice

Reproductive Technology and the Biological Clock Singular Magazine Recently Published an article about Cryogenic Egg Freezing and fertility. In the Article, Dr Jain discusses the technology, scientific advancements, and what one can expect from taking part in the egg freezing process. Click the link below to read the article in its entirety. Singular Article

Us Weekly Magazine, Nicole Kidman’s Fertility Secret

The October 13th issue of US Weekly reports that Nicole Kidman claims she overcame infertility last year after swimming in the waterfalls of Kununurra, Australia. Could there really be a connection between fertility and water? When US Weekly asked for my opinion, I told them that I hadn’t heard of anyone increasing their chances of […]

Dr. Jain’s View on ASRM Statement on Egg Freezing

Egg freezing is an experimental procedure, a position I share with the ASRM. However no one should scare or deny women the choice to make an informed decision about their genetic legacy. According to more recent data than those ASRM is using— presented at major scientific meetings and published in reputable journals — egg freezing […]

Pregnancy in the Sixth Decade of Life

Obstetric Outcomes in Women of Advanced Reproductive Age A landmark article written by Dr. John Jain, publish in the Journal of the American Medical Association on egg donation in women over fifty years of age.

Prediction of Fertility Potential (Ovarian Reserve) in Women

  • October 2, 2014

A woman’s fertility potential declines with age due to declining egg quality and numbers. This is reflected in the decreased ability to become pregnant and the increased rate of miscarriage with age. Read full article from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Keeping Your Eggs Unscrambled: Putting Motherhood on Ice

  • November 3, 2014

By Plum – The Pregnancy & Parenting Guide for Women You can’t do much to stop yourself from getting older, but there are other things your can do–and avoid doing–that will increase your chances of being able to have a baby later in life. Stop smoking. Not only are cigarettes a terrible idea while you […]

Egg Timimg: Putting Motherhood on Ice

By Plum – The Pregnancy & Parenting Guide for Women When do you really need to start paying attention to the biological clock’s alarm? “It’s different for every woman,” says Karine Chung, MD, founder and director of the University of Southern California’s Fertility Preservation Program. But in general, your risk factors start rising in your […]

Putting Motherhood on Ice

Egg freezing offers women the chance to add years to their fertility — but with no guarantees. By Vince Beiser with additional reporting by Kristen Brown from Plum – The Pregnancy & Parenting Guide for Women In the brave new world of motherhood, women often find themselves in a dance accompanied by the sounds of […]

Fertility Expert Speaks – Palisadian Post

Palisidian-Post October 30, 2014 Fertility Expert Speaks A group of Palasadian women gathered at the Pacific Palisades Women’s Club on the evening of Thursday Oct.9 for a dialogue on 21st century fertility. Speaking that night was Dr.John Jain, a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist at Santa Monica Fertility, who is considered a pioneer in the field of […]

The Future of Fertility

  • November 4, 2014

The field of infertility treatment has yet to give birth to
some of its most exciting developments.

Read full Wall Street Journal article (PDF).


Women & Cancer magazine article

  • December 31, 2014

One Patient’s Journey, by Dr. Jain.
Fertility preservation treatment prior to chemotherapy or radiation remains the most effective way to safeguard future fertility for women facing a cancer diagnosis. For this reason a frank discussion of fertility preservation options should occur prior to cancer treatment. Here, Dr. John Jain discusses one option—cryopreservation—and one patient’s journey of hope.

When I first met with Susan,* a 33-year-old married woman, she had recently found a lump in her right breast and had been diagnosed with Stage I invasive breast cancer. Due to the small size of her breasts, she had undergone a right mastectomy and was set to begin adjuvant chemotherapy in six weeks.

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Motherhood Rescheduled

  • January 1, 2015

Motherhood Rescheduled: The New Frontier of Egg Freezing and the Women Who Tried It

“This is a must read for every woman contemplating fertility preservation.”
-Dr John Jain

Read the Whole Article and Dr. Jain’s Book Review

Dr.Jain’s newest research on Egg Freezing

  • March 23, 2015

Click below to see Dr.Jain’s newest research on egg freezing and the social aspects of how women freeze their eggs, why, when and how it intersects with their personal lives. Click Here

Marie Claire 发生 – Frozen Eggs

  • March 30, 2015

冻卵 Marie Claire: Egg Freezing 2015 Article

Research Study: Slow-Cooling vs Vitrification Using Closed Systems

  • July 20, 2015

Read about Dr. Jain’s research on the most innovation technologies for egg freezing. Read More Here!

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