ReproTech Responds to the Dobbs Decision that reverses Roe vs. Wade

On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned federal protections for abortion in the Dobbs vs. Jackson decision that reversed Roe vs. Wade. We expect this will also affect reproductive medicine and long-term reproductive cryostorage in the coming months and years. ReproTech continues to work with our legal advisors to determine how this ruling and subsequent personhood laws will impact our cryostorage services as state “trigger” laws go into effect and new laws are written. We are closely monitoring the guidance of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). We currently do [Read More...]

FAQs – How does the reversal of Roe Vs. Wade affect reproductive tissue storage?

How will the reversal of Roe vs. Wade impact the storage of my embryos at ReproTech? For clients with embryos in storage at all ReproTech locations, currently there is no impact to the storage of your embryos. You have the same control over storing, transferring, donating (when applicable) or discarding your embryos. What if my embryos are stored in your Texas location? Based on ASRM’s guidance in their Potential Implications for Reproductive Medicine report, ReproTech currently does not expect any impact in the operations at any of our locations, including ReproTech Texas. According to the ASRM report, Texas's Human Life [Read More...]

Determining the Fate of Frozen Embryos

SOURCE:  by Paul Ford, www.elle.com March 24, 2014 - When my wife and I did in vitro fertilization, the doctor put two blastocysts in her because that bettered the odds that one would take. He handed my wife a picture, two lumpy circles in black-and-white on slippery thermal paper. They looked like rice cakes. Blastocysts are early embryos. These had been fertilized five days prior -- which, because we'd actually fertilized four of them, left two embryos for later. So in one of the surprises of my married life, my wife and I became custodians of about 200 cells that [Read More...]

Delaying Pregnancy Becomes New Normal

May 9, 2014 - NBC news On the NBC news segment titled, "Delaying Pregnancy Becomes New Normal", anchor Brian Williams said, "Women are waiting longer to have children if they can afford to" and cited that in the last decade, there's been a 35% increase among women, ages 40-44, having children for the first time and up 900% over the last 4 decades in women over 35 having their first child. With the American Society For Reproductive Medicine's lift of the "experimental" label on egg freezing last year, it is evident that a growing number of women are freezing their [Read More...]

 Sperm banking rates increase with counseling for cancer patients

 May 28, 2015 - Article courtesy of http://www.satprnews.com New Orleans - Fertility counseling for men with cancer, prior to initiating treatment, can increase the rate of sperm preservation, according to a new survey presented during the 110th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). The research was highlighted by study authors during a special press conference. Tobias S. Kohler, MD, MPH, FACS, associate professor of Surgery at Southern Illinois University moderated the session at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA on May 17, 2015. Chemotherapy can cause infertility in men, affect his quality and [Read More...]

Industry’s Growth Leads to Leftover Embryos, and Painful Choices

For patients with low fertility, embryo donations and IVF centers provide the hope of still having a family one day despite less-than-ideal circumstances. As recently reported in the New York Times article, Unused Embryos Pose Difficult Issue: What to Do With Them, these services continue to rapidly grow in popularity. In fact, IVF procedures now account for more than 1.5% of all births in the United States. Once an embryo is created, it may take one or several procedures to achieve pregnancy. But what happens with the unused embryos once the ultimate goal is achieved? This has been an issue [Read More...]

ReproTech appoints Medical Advisory Committee member

August 13, 2015 - ReproTech, Ltd., the leading cryobank specializing in long-term storage of human reproductive tissue (sperm, eggs, embryos and ovarian and testicular tissue), announces the appointment of Gina Davis, M.S., L.C.G.C., as a member of its Medical Advisory Committee. Ms. Davis is a licensed, board-certified genetic counselor, who specializes in the field of reproductive medicine. ReproTech's Medical Advisory Committee is comprised of distinguished experts who represent a comprehensive range of experience and knowledge in the Reproductive Science and Fertility industries. The mission of the Committee is to ensure that ReproTech adheres to the highest standards and protocols as it [Read More...]

Preserving The Fertility Of Young Chemo Patients

Listen Listening... 0:00 / 4:39 Six-year-old Mylah Bryant has a blood disease (aplastic anemia) that required chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Not only did doctors discuss making her well, they asked her parents if they wanted to preserve tissue so she could reproduce years later without the damaging effects of chemotherapy. It was a lot to think about, according to Mylah's dad Matthew, but because his daughter jokingly said "she wanted 1,000 children," he knew being a mother was important to her. This decision was on top of other decisions he and his [Read More...]

Child cancer patient in Kansas City freezes ovarian tissue

Source:  www.cjonline.com February 10, 2017 - At 8 years old and with leukemia, Jhayliegh Rosales is years away from thinking about having her first baby. When the ebullient second-grader checked into Children’s Mercy Hospital recently in preparation for a bone marrow transplant, she’d placed a pink cap over where her brown hair used to be. In brave declaration of her future, she wore a T-shirt printed with “WATCH ME WIN” as she rolled through the hospital’s halls, balancing inside a new pair of silver high-top sneakers embedded with wheels like roller skates. “She just got those,” said her father Daniel [Read More...]

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