Every year in the U.S., approximately 1.5M people are diagnosed with cancer. Almost 10% of these new diagnoses occur in people who are 45 years old or under. Many of these 150,000 people have not yet had children, have not completed their families, or, in fact, are still children themselves. For these patients, preserving their fertility and protecting their parenthood options is an important part of their survivorship and life after cancer.
About 9 percent of men and nearly 11 percent of women of reproductive age in the United States have experienced fertility problems, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH) . In one-third of infertile couples, men are often the cause of the infertility. A new study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the US (PNAS) corrects a 150-year-old concept regarding sperm transport through cilia beat. The findings could lead to new methods in treating male infertility.
Family-friendly benefits can help employers support a more inclusive and diverse workplace critical to attracting and retaining talent today and tomorrow. Willis Towers Watson shares their research.
Surrogacy means something different to each and every person it touches. For intended parents, it is the chance to expand their family and realize their dreams of parenthood. For surrogates, it is the opportunity to give selflessly of themselves to another family who desperately needs them. For both, surrogacy is an extraordinary journey, a rewarding experience unlike any other.
Individual IVF clinic statistics presented are from SART member clinics that reported their data through SART.
Provides information, resources, and access to fertility preservation for cancer patients. Though an online tool the “Fertility Scout,” patients can quickly find fertility preservation services.
Now in its fifth decade, in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproduction technologies (ART) have been the answer to many families’ baby prayers. However, this success has created a surplus of frozen human embryos. That surplus is estimated at roughly 1,000,000 in the United States. Many biological parents store their frozen embryos for future use. But when those parents have completed their families, they must decide what to do with their remaining embryos. Donating them to another infertile couple is an increasingly popular option. It benefits both the genetic family and the recipient family.
YourFertilityFriend helps prospective parents from around the world better understand fertility options, fertility treatment, and the costs associated with these options. It is our goal to educate you, and connect you with a doctor or clinic if you seek treatment.
Gaining Fertility Benefits and Insurance Coverage - Fertility Within Reach
With only thirteen states requiring insurance companies to cover infertility treatment, securing fertility benefits through your health insurance company is a hot topic. So where do you start in advocating for fertility benefits and coverage for infertility treatments? And how often do insurance companies agree to add the coverage?