Egg Freezing and Who Might Benefit

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Marsha Bievre Baker

Dr. Marsha Bievre Baker works at the University of Southern California and holds board certification in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Marsha Bievre Baker’s areas of expertise include fertility preservation methods such as egg freezing.

An increasingly popular fertility preservation technique for many women is to get their eggs frozen so they can have a child at some point in the future. This technique differs from embryo cryopreservation in that just the eggs, not a fertilized embryo, are frozen. However, egg freezing still requires a large time and financial commitment, and isn’t right for everybody.

Women considering egg freezing should first determine if it aligns well with their long-term goals and needs. Some women who pursue this option have decided to focus on their career or other personal endeavors during the years when they are most fertile. In these cases, egg freezing can provide some level of fertility insurance for the future.

Women who have received a cancer diagnosis might also consider egg freezing, since certain cancer treatments, such as radiation therapy, can interfere with the ability to conceive. Other women might have family members who experienced early menopause due to genetic factors and want to preserve eggs in case they have the same experience. Finally, women who oppose embryo freezing for religious or personal reasons might consider egg freezing as an alternative. A fertility specialist can provide more information on the procedure and what it involves.

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What is the Maroon Key Society?

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Marsha Bievre Baker

Dr. Marsha Bievre Baker is a Los Angeles-based doctor specialised in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She is a clinical instructor and fellow at the University of Southern California. In this role Dr Bievre Baker treats and diagnoses infertility and reproductive endocrine disorders, performs reproductive surgeries, and teaches medical students and residents. Before Dr. Marsha Bievre Baker achieved early admittance and attended the Pritzker Medical School in Chicago, she distinguished herself academically and in co-curricular activities at the University of Chicago. Her academic and co-curricular achievements were recognized by her induction into the Maroon Key Society.

The Maroon Key Society is a select group of second and third-year University of Chicago undergraduates who act as advisors to the dean. In order to be eligible, students must have a GPA above 3.0 and be involved in co-curricular activities at the University of Chicago. In order to be considered, students must meet the criteria and be nominated. To nominate someone for the Maroon Key Society, the nominator must submit answers to the nomination questionnaire.

The Sergeant Mario J Bievre Scholarship

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Sergeant Mario J Bievre
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Dr. Marsha Bievre Baker is a Los Angeles-based doctor specializing in reproductive endocrinology and reproductive health. Aside from her medical work, Dr Marsha Bievre Baker runs a scholarship in memory of her brother, Sergeant Mario J Bievre.

Sergeant Mario J. Bievre was killed in the line of duty on June 23rd, 2006, just outside of Baghdad when an improvised explosive device exploded near his vehicle. He is survived by his wife and daughter. Before his military career, Sergeant Mario J. Bievre attended Glenbard West High School the school for which the scholarship in his name is assigned to.

The Sergeant Mario J. Bievre scholarship is a $1000 scholarship set aside for Glenbard West High School students with high academic achievement and the financial need for aid to pursue higher education. Additionally to qualify for the scholarship, students must show leadership qualities and have a history of being engaged in community service.