Tag: Advocacy

What causes PCOS & how is it diagnosed?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder in which the ovaries produce excessive amounts of male hormones and develop small cysts. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is causes by hormonal imbalances that prevent ovulation. Your body produces too much of some hormones and not enough of others. Women who are diagnoses with PCOS usually have low levels […]

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Family Planning Options for LGBT Couples

For some in the LGBT community, determining how they can start or even grow their families with the help of fertility experts is a process sometimes fraught with obstacles. I’m happy to say that in my nearly 30 years as a fertility doctor, third-party reproductive options have come a long way. And my colleagues and I […]

Trends In Infertility 2016 | Survey And Report

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Trends In Infertility

ABOUT RMANJ’S 2016 TRENDS IN INFERTILITY

Life moves fast. This is a frequent discussion that doctors at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey (RMANJ) have with their patients. The younger generations are spending their 20’s getting their education and their 30’s working on their careers and traveling; before they know it, they are in their late 30’s or early 40’s and struggling to have a family. However, this doesn’t need to be the case. The new technologies available today allow for family planning to be done on their own time, they just need to know their options and plan ahead.

With nearly 7 million men and women facing infertility, we need to better understand how to reach individuals and how and where conversations around fertility are taking place. Unfortunately, our research has found that fertility conversations aren’t even started until it’s much too late. In fact, our findings show that only one in four women have ever spoken to their OB/GYN about fertility. As the oldest of the Millennial generation are already entering their mid-30’s, it is critical that these conversations start earlier and happen more frequently in order to be able to have children when they are ready.

Last year’s report, Infertility in America, outlined many common misconceptions about assisted reproductive technology (ART) that we have been working to overcome. In this year’s report: 2016 Trends in Infertility, we dive deeper into what people do and don’t know about fertility preservation, what their options are, and how open they are to using new technologies to assist in having a family. We also explore topics such as the impact of implanting one vs. multiple embryos, genetic testing, and the importance of success rates.

With these new insights and information, RMANJ will continue to work with other industry professionals to help ensure that we are working together to dispel myths and educate patients. We hope to provide them with the resources to make healthy decisions about their future and their options to ensure they can experience the joys of parenthood – on their own timeline.

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Coming in at # 5 “How Does Fertility Treatment Affect the Babies”

As part of Creating a Family’s BIG celebration for reaching 1 Million Listeners for the Creating a Family Radio Show , the top notch blog radio company on all things infertility and adoption showcased the most popular shows of all time. The drum roll please…. Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Molinaro on his “How Does Fertility Treatment Affect the Babies” […]

How will the ACA impact my infertility coverage?

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association presents information about the Affordable Care Act’s Impact On Infertility Medical Care and State Mandates. FAQ’s on the impact of the ACA on infertility coverage: Do the Essential Health Benefits (EHB) cover infertility treatments? The ACA requires coverage of essential health benefits, mandating plans in the individual and small group market […]

Infertility In America 2015 | Infographic

Download a full version of this infographic here: Infertility In America 2015 | Infographic Download a full version of the Survey & Report here: Infertility In America 2015 | Survey & Report

Happy 15th Birthday RMANJ!!

RMANJ started 15 years ago today.   The initial morning saw Drs. Drews, Bergh, and Scott moving boxes out of the way so we could do scans. Between scans we were moving furniture, connecting computers,  and seeing as many patients as possible so they could enroll in the new system. We saw almost 1000 new patients the […]