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According to the National Survey of Family Growth conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1 in 8 couples struggle with infertility––an estimated 49 million couples worldwide.  Building a family is a milestone for many people. Yet up until the 1960s, many individuals and couples across the world struggled to conceive and start a family.  Now, modern-day fertility... Read more

What is ICSI in the IVF Process?

21 Sep 2020

Vicken Sahakian, M.D.

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Many couples can’t wait to start a family.  Unfortunately, some patients find that pregnancy does not happen as easily or quickly as they had imagined. Couples who have struggled for a year or more to become pregnant may be in need of fertility treatment.  IVF, or in vitro fertilization, is an assisted reproductive treatment that greatly improves a couple’s chances of becoming pregnant. While IVF alone... Read more

Treatment options for low sperm count

21 Sep 2020

Vicken Sahakian, M.D.

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Intended parents around the world experience a wide range of emotions when attempting to start a family, only to be repeatedly met with negative pregnancy tests. Most people experience feelings of heartbreak, frustration, and even shame.  However, it’s important that those facing infertility to realize that they are not alone. Although many people are reluctant to share their struggles with infertility,... Read more

Understanding Gender Selection During IVF

21 Sep 2020

Vicken Sahakian, M.D.

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Thanks to modern screening and embryo genetic testing during in vitro fertilization (IVF), a fertility doctor can determine the gender of a child before the implantation process.  This is no longer the ideas of science fiction, but a part of the new reality of modern assisted reproduction. Reproductive technologies have advanced significantly, and now lab tests can identify the gender of an embryo in the... Read more

The Advantages of Mini IVF Treatment

21 Sep 2020

Vicken Sahakian, M.D.

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Traditional IVF, or in vitro fertilization, requires daily injections of fertility medications, a process that may be too costly for some couples to try in realizing their dreams of becoming parents. Fortunately, there are alternative fertility treatments available, like minimal stimulation IVF. Mini IVF treatment can help intended parents struggling with infertility successfully conceive with minimal use... Read more
A Destination for IVF The massive spread of the novel coronavirus has changed the dynamics of everything familiar to us and we are left with no option but to improvise however and wherever we can. Prior to the pandemic, couples and individuals routinely traveled from across the globe in huge numbers to the US in the hopes of getting state-of-the-art fertility treatment. The US with its top-notch... Read more
Dear PFCLA Patients, The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a constantly-evolving situation affecting the United States and the international community. We want our patients to feel confident that we are closely monitoring all developments and adhering to recommendations from the Center of Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), and local and state health agencies. We... Read more

Traditional vs. Gestational Surrogacy

16 Jan 2020

Vicken Sahakian, M.D.

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At Pacific Fertility Center, we offer a comprehensive range of fertility services to assist those who have been unable to conceive naturally. In many cases, fertility treatments allow a perspective mother to carry a child on her own, but not always. We are happy to assist our Los Angeles, CA, Glendale, CA, and San Fernando Valley, CA, patients in arranging surrogacy, so that a suitable candidate can carry... Read more

Recurrent Miscarriage Tests

12 Dec 2019

Vicken Sahakian, M.D.

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As unfortunate and heartbreaking as they are, miscarriages are fairly common. Many women who are of fertile age will suffer a miscarriage, which is the loss of a pregnancy within the first three months. What is much less common is recurrent miscarriage. Recurrent miscarriage is defined as having two or more miscarriages. If a woman has experienced three miscarriages, it is time to consider testing to... Read more
JOIN US on JANUARY 25, 2020 AT 10:00 AM FOR A VERY SPECIAL EVENT. - THE GAY MAN'S PATH TO BECOMING A PARENT At Pacific Fertility Center, we believe that becoming a parent is a right. For the gay couple, that path can be far more complex due to medical, legal, and financial concerns. We want to help take the mystery and anxiety that gay intended parents often face. We want to help you take control of this... Read more