Laws in 15 states mandate that health-insurance providers cover infertility treatments, and there's a push to make it more. But should health insurers be required pay to for a service unrelated to ensuring health?
Coping with infertility can be difficult. It's an issue of the unknown — you can't foresee how long it will last or what the outcome will be.
We know that lifestyle choices during pregnancy can have a big effect on the health of your baby, but can the choices we make before getting pregnant – like too much caffeine or having a high-stress job – affect fertility?
For better or for worse, yes, lifestyle factors can affect a woman’s odds of getting pregnant, according to the studies.
More would-be parents explore over-the-counter products to aid conception—in some cases before, during and after medical treatment.
FertilityIQ, which went online this year, provides extensive assessments of doctors, clinics and treatment protocols from patients who fill in detailed questionnaires about their experiences.
Researchers found there’s little correlation between a woman’s “ovarian reserve” test and her chances of getting pregnant.
About 30 percent of infertility cases are due to female problems such as ovulatory failure, tubal damage, and endometriosis, and another 30 percent are due to male problems such as low sperm count. The most common cause of infertility, however, is simply "unexplained," meaning doctors can’t find any specific medical problem impeding conception.
With each setback along this grueling and at times never-ending journey, I would begin the story over and over again in my head, but I never got around to completing it. Until now.
Many of the recent advances in IVF have been about selecting sperm, eggs, and embryos with the greatest chance of creating a successful pregnancy. But researchers and companies are working on a set of more experimental approaches that attempt to improve an embryo’s odds by hacking reproductive biology itself.
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Directory for patients seeking information on infertility treatment, fertility clinics and infertility specialists who provide infertility treatment options.
Infertility Resources contains a wealth of well-organized information to guide you through the often daunting labyrinth of infertility -- from the first steps of wondering when, and if, to seek help -- to diagnosis and treatment.
Kindara's free app and connected fertility thermometer give you the knowledge, support, and confidence to put you in the driver's seat of your body.
We are leading fertility benefits management company that combines clinical and emotional guidance and support, science, technology, and data to provide comprehensive, inclusive, and effective value-based fertility solutions for self-insured employers.
RESOLVE exists to improve the lives of people living with infertility
Infertility is the result of a disease (an interruption, cessation, or disorder of body functions, systems, or organs) of the male or female reproductive tract which prevents the conception of a child or the ability to carry a pregnancy to delivery.
The Endometriosis Association was the first organization in the world created for those with endometriosis. As an independent self-help organization of women with endometriosis, doctors, and others interested in the disease, it is a recognized authority in its field whose goal is to work toward finding a cure for the disease as well as providing education, support, and research.
The ERC is an International leader in raising Endometriosis awareness; providing education, encouragement and empowerment to all those living with this illness; facilitating global Endometriosis research efforts; and so much more.
The FIGO Fertility Toolbox is a “How To” document intended for use by anyone who is involved in or affected by infertility (stakeholders) to provide a comprehensive and integrated set of tools that will increase access to treatment and prevention, and so reduce the global burden of infertility.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HEFA) oversees the use of gametes and embryos in fertility treatment and research. It licenses fertility clinics and centres carrying out in vitro fertilisation (IVF), other assisted conception procedures and human embryo research.
The InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination (INCIID pronounced "inside") is a nonprofit organization that helps individuals and couples explore their family-building options. INCIID provides current information and immediate support regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infertility and pregnancy loss, and offers guidance to those considering adoption or childfree lifestyles.
Formed in 1997, PCOSupport is an all-volunteer grass-roots organization that is operated by women with PCOS and those who support them. This organization is dedicated to serve the many women who struggle on a daily basis to deal with quality-of-life as well as life-threatening consequences of PCOS if untreated.
It is estimated that more than 1 in 10 women are afflicted with PCOS, yet most people are uninformed about it and have no idea that such a condition exists. Women with PCOS experience a combination of symptoms that can lead to other serious conditions such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and infertility. In fact, PCOS is a leading cause of infertility in women.
SART is the primary organization of professionals dedicated to the practice of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in the United States. ART includes the practice of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). The mission of our organization is to set up and help maintain the standards for ART in an effort to better serve our members and our patients.
The VP (Vulvar Pain) Foundation was established in 1992 as a non-profit organization to end the isolation of women suffering from vulvar pain and related disorders (fibromyalgia, interstitial cystitis, irritable bowel).
How long should women try to get pregnant before calling their doctors?
Most experts suggest at least one year for women younger than age 35. However, women aged 35 years or older should see a health care provider after 6 months of trying unsuccessfully. A woman's chances of having a baby decrease rapidly every year after the age of 30.
Difficulty in conceiving is a trying situation for any couple. Because of the centrality of children in Judaism, infertility is often especially painful for Jewish couples.