• It’s open enrollment, a period of time when companies share the benefits package they are offering to employees for the coming year and the choices employees have.

    If you are trying to conceive or considering that you may need help starting a family next year, look for these family building benefits in the package your company is providing.

  • It’s Not Only Your Uterus

    Infertility is more than a problem with your reproductive system. It can affect your whole life in ways you may not expect.

    If you’re struggling with infertility, you may have issues with any or all of these areas.  Be …

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  • And One Thing You Should Say

    If you have a friend or family member who’s trying to conceive and having problems, your impulse is to comfort them and try to give them hope.  But sometimes we all unintentionally say (or text) the wrong thing, something that comes out badly or is actually hurtful.

    Here are seven things to …

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  • Options for Having Children

    Raising a child is one of life’s most challenging and rewarding experiences.  More and more gay men want to be parents and share their lives and love with a child.  Gay men have three options for family building:  having a biological child with an egg donor and a gestational surrogate, adoption, and fostering.

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  • You and Your Partner Decide

    Some of the biggest stressors when you’re trying to conceive are the well-meant (for the most part) comments of family and friends.  Infertility treatments can be very stressful.  You may find you’re more irritable than before, and the thoughtless questions and observations rub you the wrong way.  Most people really aren’t out to hurt your feelings or anger you. Many of the hurtful statements come from the ignorance of others about your circumstances or about infertility.

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  • “Just Relax” and Other Useless Advice

    People who are TTC are often inundated with well-meaning but bad advice, from old wives’ tales to the latest snake oil in social media.

    Friends and family usually don’t mean to be hurtful, but their comments can feel that way when you’re struggling with infertility.  Telling …

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  • 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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