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|

Infertility is a Couple’s Issue

On the surface, it seems that infertility is a women’s issue. The inability to get pregnant after a year of trying is typically defined as being infertile. This characterization often produces an unwelcome distance between a woman and a man once infertility procedures begin, since the primary focus is how to fill up an empty [...]

By | June 15th, 2015|Health & Medicine|

Meet Denny

I will honestly never be the same after all of this. I believe I am a better man for having survived the last 6 years. I am thankful I didn’t kill myself when the pressure and pain seemed unbearable and that I didn’t get lost in my macho feeling of inadequacy, resentment and anger when [...]

By | May 25th, 2015|News & Updates|