• How can Employers be truly inclusive with their family-building benefit?

    Heteronormative Definition Has Negative Effect on LGBTQ Patients

    Infertility is often defined as not being able to get pregnant or carry a child to term after 12 months of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse.  A woman may be diagnosed as infertile after less than 12 months, depending on her age and diagnostic test results.

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  • Is It All In Your Head?

    Infertility is known to cause stress.  Women with infertility report high levels of anxiety and depression. But does stress cause infertility?  The answer to that is not clear.

    Researchers don’t understand the role of stress in infertility.  Even intense stress …

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  • Does Age Have an Effect?

    The average age of first-time fatherhood in the U.S. is almost 31, and fatherhood in one’s 40s is becoming much more common than in the past.  A man’s fertility doesn’t decline as sharply with age as a woman’s does.

    Many celebrities (and non-celebrities) have become fathers in their 50s, …

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  • What Do We Know?

    Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is a hot new product that is reputed to help treat a plethora of medical problems.  Its proponents say CBD can improve pain from inflammation, anxiety, epileptic seizures, weight gain, sleep problems and even infertility.

    What is it, and what do we know about it?  Should you …

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  • A Controversial New Treatment for Infertility

    In April 2019, a young woman in Greece gave birth to a baby who had not two parents, but three, due to the use of mitochondrial replacement therapy.

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  • Why Are Sperm Counts Dropping?

    You may have heard talk in the media that sperm counts are declining in men all over the world, specifically in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. This was reported in a recent definitive study published in Human Reproduction Update.

    What seems …

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  • The Future is Now

    Single embryo transfer (SET) has become the standard of care for IVF treatment, based on new guidelines issued in 2017 by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART).  This is a huge departure from IVF treatment in the past, when two and sometimes three embryos were transferred in the hope that one would implant and result in a baby.

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  • Uterus Transplant

    Carrying and giving birth to a baby is an experience many women want with all their hearts.  For some women this has been an impossible dream because they are diagnosed with absolute uterine factor infertility.

    Yet a recent clinical trial at Baylor University has brought new hope through uterus …

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  • How Will It Affect Payers?

    Under a new law enacted in its 2020 budget, the state of New York will mandate coverage for IVF treatment by certain large-group insurance plans.  Egg freezing for medically-necessary fertility preservation will be required by all private insurance plans.

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  • 4 Simple Changes for the Better

    When they are struggling with infertility, both men and women feel stressed and distressed.  In about 30 percent of cases of infertility, both women and men have problems that need treatment.  It’s clear that fertility is not just a woman’s problem.

    But did you know that lifestyle factors …

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