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|