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  • Your Eggs and Fertility

    For National Infertility Awareness Week, we’re looking at the top five causes of infertility and what you can do to overcome them.  Ovarian disorders are the most common cause of female infertility.  What are these disorders?   Can you still have a biological family?

    Common …

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  • Who’s Doing It, Why and How

    More and more high tech companies and other companies in competitive industries are offering oocyte cryopreservation, known as egg freezing, as a fertility benefit to employees.

    Egg freezing for a long time was an experimental procedure, but in 2013 the American Society for Reproductive Medicine …

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  • Most people dream of having a family someday, even before they consider a partner. In fact, many assume that having a baby the old-fashioned way is a natural birthright. After all, we are made to be sexual beings so anyone can get pregnant, right? Wrong.

    Infertility is a hot-button issue today, affecting one-in-eight Americans, …

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  • Emotional Support as Well as Benefits

    Employees who are struggling with infertility can be distracted from their work, even more so if their employer isn’t understanding of the stresses and time demands of fertility treatment.  But employers who are supportive can reap the benefits of employee loyalty and productivity.

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  • Gestational surrogacy has been in the spotlight in recent years.  A number of celebrities have used gestational carriers to carry their biological child, including Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Jimmy Fallon and Nancy Juvonen, and Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent.  Using surrogacy is not a decision made lightly.

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  • More Than Medical Infertility

    When most of us think of fertility benefits, we think of couples who have been trying unsuccessfully to conceive a child for 12 months or more.  That’s the definition of medical infertility.

    Managed fertility benefits can definitely help your employees who are struggling with infertility …

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  • So your company has decided to offer family-building benefits to your employees.  That’s wonderful!  You’re demonstrating that employees matter, families matter, and your company cares about them.  Family-building benefits help you hire and retain critical team members in a competitive jobs marketplace.

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  • 3 Ways to Comfort and Communicate

    No one is fully prepared for the emotions you feel when you’re struggling with infertility.  Every couple dealing with fertility issues or undergoing fertility treatment rides an emotional roller coaster, which may include anxiety, depression, anger or feeling out of control.  It’s not unusual to grieve if an IVF cycle fails, or to mourn for the family you fear you’ll never have.  Men and women tend to react differently to the challenges, and that can cause further strain on a relationship.

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  • It’s Not Just a Woman’s Problem

    Throughout history people have thought of infertility as something that happened only to women—and if men were affected by it, it was shameful.  The woman usually took the blame and was called “barren.”  But a man who couldn’t father children was held to be “less of” a man.

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  • 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 their families, this decline in fertility rate will only continue.

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