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May 05, 2015

A nationwide survey of 1,000 adults ages 25–40—mostly Millennials—and report sheds new light on infertility and assisted reproductive technology (ART) trends across the nation. Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey recently released the report, entitled Infertility in America 2015.1

Here’s a glimpse at evolving perspectives and practices around family planning.

Overconfident about future fertility? Of those surveyed, 91 percent of those actively trying and 95 percent of those who expect to have children in the next five years are confident they will be successful.

April 30, 2015

We’ve talked many times about the health risks of multiple births—preterm labor, low birth weight, and pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, to name a few. That’s the main reason we’re so emphatic about the value of elective single embryo transfer (eSET)—the transfer of a single chromosomally screened embryo.

But what about other risks, for example, the hospital costs to care for multiples? Researchers in the Netherlands recently studied this question, looking at 5,497 children born from in vitro fertilization (IVF) between 2003 and 2005. Parents received IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in one of five Dutch IVF centers.1

April 27, 2015

In California, unmarried and gay couples are ensured the same access to insurance coverage for fertility treatment, thanks to a bill signed into law in 2013.1 (One barrier had been that coverage typically dictated couples try to conceive naturally for 12 months before coverage kicked in—a bit of a nonstarter for same-sex couples.)

One of 15 states mandating infertility coverage,2 Maryland now appears to be following suit. A measure recently passed by both branches of state government3 removes an important restriction: The state had limited insurance coverage for IVF procedures to those using the husband’s sperm only—once again, a nonstarter for same-sex couples.

To qualify for the benefits, lesbians must go through six rounds of unsuccessful artificial insemination and show an underlying medical condition hindering successful pregnancy. The bill is awaiting the governor’s signature to become law.

April 24, 2015

This week is National Infertility Awareness Week.  Check in each day this week for a new fertility fact of the day.

NIAW Fact of the Day: What medications are used?

There are a variety of medications used to treat infertility. It is important to understand the medications and what their purpose is and to speak with your physician about the medications that will be used in your specific treatment plan. Read more about Fertility Medications.

April 23, 2015

This week is National Infertility Awareness Week.  Check in each day this week for a new fertility fact of the day.

NIAW Fact of the Day: How is infertility treated?

Medical technology now offers more answers and treatment options to men and women trying to conceive a child. From hormonal treatments, ovulation induction and Intrauterine insemination to more advanced technologies like in vitro fertilization, ICSI to surrogacy, egg/sperm donation and even embryo donation. For more information on treatment of infertility visit the Family Building Options section of the Resolve website.