Should every woman consider banking their eggs?

Dr. David Tourgeman, Infertility Specialist, shares advice on whether or not women should bank their eggs.
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Should every woman consider banking their eggs?

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Egg banking has become a reality in our field and it is very empowering for certain situations. Approximately eight years ago, we didn´t really have the technology to equivocally say that this was a correct approach. However, the technology has changed and our governing body, the American Society of Reproduction Medicine, has now removed it as a consideration as investigational. While not yet the standard of care, it is a very appropriate treatment to consider in women that would like to defer the likelihood of conception. This can be done for various reasons. It could be that you want to not get pregnant because you don´t have the right partner or it could be for collecting the eggs prior to cancer treatment. Both of those situations are very enabling and we are able to now do this with much success.

Dr. David Tourgeman, Infertility Specialist, shares advice on whether or not women should bank their eggs.

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David Tourgeman, MD

Infertility Specialist

Education
 - Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara.
 Medical School: University of Southern California.
 Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology 
University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Women’s & Children’s Hospital. 
Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Women’s & Children’s Hospital.

Board Certification 
- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
 Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Academic Appointments
 - Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
 University of Southern California School of Medicine.

Hospital Affiliations 
- Huntington Memorial Hospital 
St. John’s Health Center.

Awards
 - Wyeth-Ayest Award of the Pacific coast Reproductive Society, April 1999. 
Serono In-Training Award for the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 2000
. Ortho- Mcneil Poster Award Obstetrical and Gynecological Assembly of Southern California, February 2011.
 Serono In-Training Award for the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 2001. 
Fellow Award, co-author Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 2001.

Professional Organizations - 
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
 American Society for Reproductive Medicine. 
Pacific Coast Reproductive Society
 Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Areas of Research and Publication
 - Assisted reproductive technologies and oocyte donation in women of advanced
 reproductive age. 
Advanced reproductive fertility surgery. 
Alternatives for enhancing embryo implantation
. Evaluation of ovulation induction agents. 
Vaginal hormone administration.

Languages Spoken
 - English, 
French, &
 Spanish.

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