The world’s first birth after in vitro fertilization (IVF) turned 38 years old this past Monday– Louise Brown was born at Oldham General Hospital in England on July, 25 1978. Making it a family affair, her sister Natalie Brown was born four years later and was the world’s fortieth IVF baby. These “medical miracles” were […]
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.
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 […]
This week is National Infertility Awareness Week. As someone who experienced infertility, I know firsthand what it is like to want nothing more than to bring a child into this world. I won’t ever forget what it felt like month after month, negative test after negative test to have your dreams slip father and father […]
Download a full version of the report here: Infertility In America 2015 | Survey & Report Download the complete infographic here: Infertility in America 2015 | Inforgraphic
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
National Infertility Awareness Week begins April 20th, you might be surprised to learn that over 7-million women and men in the US are directly affected by infertility. That’s about 12% of the reproductive-age population. Hopeful parents today have a host of treatment options available to them now more than ever. In-vitro fertilization or IVF has […]
So, how many times has someone said to you, “Just relax. When you can finally relax, I’m sure you’ll get pregnant!” Too many, I’m sure! That’s because people really don’t understand infertility. And that’s why RESOLVE developed National Infertility Awareness Week 24 years ago. Each year they focus on a different theme, with this year’s being ‘Join the Movement’
Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey and RESOLVE are working to improve the lives of women and men living infertility. It is important to address this public health issue by providing community to those women and men, connecting them with others who can help, empowering them to find resolution and giving voice to their demands for access to all family building options. RMANJ and RESOLVE are doing just that by advocating awareness for the millions of men and women fighting this disease.