• Making Parenthood Possible

    Gestational surrogacy is an arrangement where a woman agrees to carry and bear a child for another person, who will be the legal parent after birth.  The child is not genetically related to the surrogate.  The embryo is created in IVF with eggs and sperm from the intended parents or from egg and/or sperm donors, and is then transferred to the surrogate who carries it and gives birth.

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  • The Building Blocks of ART

    Since the first “test tube baby” conceived via IVF was born in 1978, more than 8 million babies have been born around the world from this form of assisted reproductive technology (ART).

    About 1.9 percent of all babies born in the U.S. each year are …

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  • Getting the Gift of Giving Birth

    Conception depends on uniting a healthy egg with sperm, one of which fertilizes the egg and, if all goes well, results in the growth and implantation of an embryo in the mother’s uterus.

    Assisted reproductive technology has made it possible for people …

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  • Planning for a Future Family

    Fertility preservation involves freezing eggs, sperm, or embryos for use in the future to have a biological child.  There are several reasons why a person or a couple might choose to do this.

    In every case, however, IUI (for sperm) or IVF (for eggs or …

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  • Learn About Adoption and Fostering to Adopt

    Adoption or fostering to adopt can be a thoughtful and loving choice to build a family, helping a child in need of a family.  There are many reasons to adopt, and much to know about the process of adoption, including the emotions that may be experienced.

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  • Employee turnover can be disruptive, costly, and resource draining for any business. As such, retaining top talent is usually a high priority for most companies, regardless of size.

    According to the Work Institute, in 2019, the cost of turnover was over $600 billion. Research shows that replacing an employee who …

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  • Men Suffer, Too

    Infertility has traditionally been perceived as a woman’s medical issue.  Modern medicine has proved that isn’t accurate – as much as one third of all cases of infertility are due to male factor infertility alone and another 10 percent result in combination with female infertility.  The emotional effects of infertility on men are often overlooked as well.

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  • What You Need to Know

    You may be familiar with donor sperm and its use in fertility treatment.  Did you know that more and more men are choosing to freeze their own sperm and store it for future use?  Sperm freezing, also known as sperm banking, allows a man to preserve his fertility and, with it, the possibility of a biological child.

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  • If you’re a Human Resources Director, what if the health insurance options you provide could benefit both your employees and save your company money long term?

    Research shows that businesses that offer their employees fertility benefits insurance end up saving money in the future.

    Sound interesting?


    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cite that about about 12 percent of women in the U.S. struggle to get pregnant, and the same …

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  • Helping All Your Employees Helps the Company, Too

    Family-building benefits are increasingly popular with employees.  More and more companies are offering at least some coverage for fertility treatment, while others include fertility preservation such as egg freezing and sperm freezing.  But these programs are not always a good fit for all employees.

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