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Mary and Don Shearing: Still Reproductive Pioneers After 26 Years

After completing his specialty fellowship in Boston, David Diaz, MD, became passionate about research in the physiology of human reproduction and was recruited in California to start up an embryology laboratory treating patients struggling with infertility. Under his leadership, West Coast Fertility was founded while the new research team concentrated on "reversing the biological clock" [...]

By | March 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Infertility and Abortion: Separate Issues Kill Veteran Infertility Bill

Since its inception, more than five million babies worldwide have been born as a result of IVF. One percent of all US babies in the country are born as a result of IVF each year. My daughter was part of that one percent when she was born after our final (sixth) IVF attempt. Every minute [...]

By | October 19th, 2015|News & Updates|

The Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2015

I saw a movie this weekend that got me thinking about this topic. Nicholas Spark’s most recent adaptation to the big screen was The Longest Ride. There is a scene in the movie where one of the characters is flashing back to an injury sustained during World War II that caused him to be infertile. [...]

By | October 5th, 2015|News & Updates|

The Family Act Bill of 2013

One thing that didn’t change with the Affordable Care Act is infertility not being covered by health insurance. Concerns over the perceived increase in premiums combined with other politically motivated debates over the handling of embryos have kept any progress with expanded infertility coverage to a minimum. The Family Act of 2013 has the potential [...]

By | September 21st, 2015|News & Updates|

Improving the Quality of Life of Americans Who Live With Infertility

Explaining Goal #4 Goal #4: To improve the quality of life of Americans who live with infertility Infertility will finally get the attention it deserves as public health issue Infertility is one of the only medically recognized diseases that the Supreme Court also recognizes as a disability covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act, that [...]

By | August 17th, 2015|News & Updates|

Improving the Efficacy and Safety of Infertility Treatment

Explaining Goal #3 Goal #3: To improve the efficacy and safety of infertility treatment The power to produce an effect is the Merriam Webster definition of the word efficacy. It’s interesting that the word efficacy is used for this particular goal, considering how little power most infertility patients actually think they have over the entire [...]

By | August 10th, 2015|News & Updates|

Improving Access to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Infertility

Explaining Goal #2 Goal #2: To improve access to the diagnosis and treatment of infertility and eliminate disparities in infertility care Given that the average cost of one IVF cycle is more than $12,000, the financial barriers to treatment create a disparity among lower income infertility patients. A recent report from the Coronary Artery Risk [...]

By | August 3rd, 2015|News & Updates|

The Public Health Focus on Infertility

I had the opportunity a few weeks ago to lobby on Capitol Hill for legislation and initiatives aimed at improving the care for the 7.3 million Americans who face infertility. At first glance I was disappointed to learn that instead of advocating for the passage of the Family Act of 2013 to provide a tax [...]

By | July 27th, 2015|News & Updates|

Questions to Ask if You’re Looking for an Infertility Therapist

So you’ve been trying to have a baby for about a year and your gynecologist says it’s time to go see a fertility doctor. Though that might not seem like an excessively long time without hitting conception success, it is the infertility alarm bell that signals that your future may include a staff of medical [...]

By | July 13th, 2015|Health & Medicine|

Why The Semen Sample is so Important

Here is a fact every man should know about infertility: According to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, the organization responsible for keeping track of success rates at infertility clinics across the country, the male partner is either the sole cause or a contributing cause of infertility in approximately 40 percent of infertile couples. A [...]

By | June 29th, 2015|Health & Medicine|