Resources - WINFertility

6 Important Factors in Selecting an Egg Donor

What Matters Most to You Making the decision to use donor eggs in IVF is often not easy.  If you’ve had failed IVF cycles using your own eggs or been told you have insufficient ovarian reserve for IVF, you and your partner may need time to grieve before moving on to donor eggs. ...
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Acupuncture and IVF

Should You Consider It? Have you ever had acupuncture?  It’s now widely accepted in the medical community as a treatment for chronic pain and some other conditions like arthritis.  When you have an acupuncture treatment, the practitioner inserts tiny, sterile needles on places...
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Using a Surrogate

What You Need to Know There are several reasons to consider using a surrogate to bear your child.  Male same-sex couples who want to have a biological child often use a surrogate.  Some women are unable to carry and bear a child due to cancer treatment, genetic conditions, having...
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Treatments for PCOS-Related Infertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is the most common ovulatory disorder among women with fertility problems and affects as many as 10 percent of all women in their childbearing years.  What treatments help when infertility is related to PCOS? What is PCOS? PCOS is a hormonal...
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Why Managed Benefits are Better, for Companies and Employees

The number of employers offering fertility benefits to their employees will increase dramatically by 2019, according to a recent survey by Willis Towers Watson.  Two-thirds of employers expect to provide these benefits to their employees, up from 55 percent in 2017.  Of those who...
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Fertility Benefits: Who Pays the Price?

Today, 1 in 8 couples experience an infertility diagnosis. Many couples will turn to assisted reproductive technology (ART) when they have difficulty conceiving.  In 2015 (the most recent year reported), the number of IVF cycles reached an all-time high at 231,936 cycles,...
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5 Questions Employers Should Ask About Fertility Benefits

Did you know about 68 percent of large employers offer some kind of reproductive assistance as part of their health insurance plans?  Have your employees started asking for coverage for fertility treatment?  Before they start lobbying you, investigate how you can offer a flexible...
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Breaking Up with Your Gynecologist

Why It’s Time to See a Reproductive Endocrinologist If you’re like most women in their fertile years, your gynecologist is your go-to doctor.  For many women, the gynecologist is the only doctor they see regularly.  This is the physician who checks your reproductive system,...
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It May Be Time to Add Fertility Benefits to Your Healthcare Offerings

Did you know that the fertility rate in the U.S. is at its lowest point in more than a century? This was revealed recently by findings from the National Center for Health Statistics[1][2]. With more professionals entering the workforce in their 20s and 30s and delaying starting...
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