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  • Physical Limitations, Injuries, Psychological Factors

    Infertility is defined by WHO as “a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse.”

    Yet there are many factors that can limit fertility which do …

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  • Grief at Loss Mingles with Joy and Fear

    You may not have heard of the term “rainbow baby,” which has come into use in the last few years.  A rainbow baby is one born after the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death.  The situation is more common than you might think.  Most women who miscarry go on to have healthy pregnancies after a miscarriage.  Only about one percent of women are unfortunate enough to have recurrent miscarriages.  But due to the silence and stigma around miscarriage, few people have revealed they are having a …

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  • Finding a Road to Parenthood

    An estimated 0.6 percent of the U.S. population identifies as transgender, according to a recent study by researchers at the Williams Institute.  That’s more than a million people; double the amount of those who identified as transgender 10 years ago.  Some stories have begun to surface in the media about transgender men becoming pregnant and …

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  • A Time to Believe

    The holiday season can be a difficult time for people who are trying to conceive.  Seeing other happy family members and friends with children can make your heart hurt, when you’re wondering if you will ever have a child of your own.

    But the holidays are a season …

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  • Are Men Less Willing to be Tested?

    About 10 percent of heterosexual couples in the U.S. are defined as infertile, based on the inability to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse.  Infertility historically has been viewed as a “woman’s problem,” and women were blamed when they could not get pregnant.

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  • Protecting Your Future Family

    If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, you probably have a lot of questions and concerns about cancer treatment.  If you are still premenopausal, in your fertile years, you should be aware that cancer treatment can affect your fertility and your ability to have a family in the future.

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  • Peter Nieves, Chief Commercial Officer WINFertility

    As open enrollment for employee benefits begins, fertility benefits are increasingly important to employees and companies.  Here are six terms every HR person should know when offering, or considering, family-building benefits.

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  • It’s Not What You May Think

    In 2014, Facebook and Apple began offering egg freezing as an employee benefit.  Many other high-tech companies followed suit in the following years, as well as companies in banking, consulting firms, law firms and others with stiff competition for top candidates.  The assumption was that egg freezing was an appealing benefit because it allowed young women to postpone starting a family and focus on their careers, while preserving the ability to have a family later.  In 2016, more than 7,000 women froze their eggs, …

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  • How Common Is It?

    Even people who have had one or more children may have trouble conceiving or carrying a child to term again.

    This is known as secondary infertility. It’s more common than you might think, and people who suffer from it often get less sympathy than people diagnosed with primary …

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  • IVF and More

    The tightening job market has led many employers to offer more inclusive benefits as a means to attract and keep employees.  Nearly one-third of employers with 500 or more employees now offer some sort of fertility benefits, according to a survey of 677 employee benefits managers by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.  Smaller companies are less likely to offer coverage, but the percentage with 50 or fewer employees who provide fertility benefits …

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