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Egg and Embryo Cryopreservation is focus of seminar on Oct. 25

Ventura, California, 10/04/2011

The cryopreservation of human embryos and eggs – freezing them for future use – will be the focus of a free seminar the Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

Dr. Ashim Kumar, a local gynecologist/obstetrician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, will lead the seminar that will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, 147 Brent St. in Ventura.

Dr. Kumar will discuss cryopreservation options available for women who want to delay fertility or for those who are pursuing chemotherapy/radiation therapy treatments which may dramatically reduce future fertility. Dr. Kumar also will cover who should consider egg or embryo cryopreservation and when, as well as the chances for a successful birth after cryopreservation.

Dr. Kumar received his medical degree at Emory University in Atlanta and performed his fellowship at UCLA and Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He is an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.

Admission is free, but space is limited, and reservations are required. Call 652-5436, or visit www.cmhshealth.org/rsvp.

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and ten family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health.  The health system is located in Ventura County, California.