The women called out "False," prompting Dr. Jesse Hade
to quip, "All the positions are the right positions."
A smiling man in a Prussian blue suit and yellow tie, Hade, a specialist in reproductive endocrinology, obstetrics and gynecology, got serious quickly.
"As long as you can have intercourse, you can get pregnant."
was right back to the jokes: "It's like Lotto, you've got to be in it to win it."
answered that females are born with 1.5 million viable eggs, only about 10,000 of which are still good at age 40.
"One good egg leads to one good kid," said Hade
and Kubicki then launched into a scripted run-through of commonly asked questions, covering the science, finances and emotional choices in what's called "fertility extension" or sometimes "fertility preservation."
described this as a "very minimally invasive procedure, using a very small needle.
A few women laughed, thinking he'd made a joke.
In Arizona, the process costs anywhere from $9,500 to $12,000, but these costs can vary, up to $50,000.
They're unlikely to be covered by insurance.
After each answer from Hade, the publicist invited women to ask questions.
When they did, Hade
told each that her
question was great.
took several minutes to explain how this was unlikely.
took more than five minutes to respond, running through odds of viable eggs and of healthy embryos.
talked about the difference between one or two rounds of hormones and egg retrievals versus 10 to 15 rounds.
talked about thaw and success rates, "For every six eggs a woman gets under age 34, one blastocyst will be implanted that will be chromosomally normal and that will have a 35 percent chance of implantation..." He
talked about false hope, and counseling, and how much in dollars and time might it be worth to improve a woman's odds of improving her
It was a non-answer.
wasn't being evasive.
was likely covering for a lack of data.