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|

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|

Launch of New Frozen Donor Egg Bank Website and Services for Patients Worldwide

West Coast Fertility Centers has teamed up with Frozen Egg Bank to form Global Donor Egg Bank, making it easier and more affordable for frozen donor eggs, sperm, and embryo to be available for screening and shipment worldwide. At birth, a woman is born with all the eggs that she will ever have in her [...]

By | October 31st, 2013|News & Updates|

First Frozen Egg Baby in California at the Egg Freezing Program at West Coast Fertility Center Turns 8 Years Old in October 2013

  Precious Cadyn Elizabeth celebrates her 8th birthday in October 2013. Although she is 8 years old, the eggs from which she was conceived were frozen back in 2001 at the egg freezing program at West Coast Fertility Centers which is considered one of the leading egg freezing centers in the country specializing in the field [...]

By | October 23rd, 2013|News & Updates|