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Infertility Risk Factors for Men

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Many couples often think that fertility problems are usually found in women.  However, 50 percent of fertility problems are found in men. To determine if your partner has an increased risk of infertility, please consult our Fertility Risk Factors for Men table below.  Just as with women, if a man has an increased risk of infertility, there […]

Preserving Your Fertility with Contraception

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Nearly six million American couples are affected by infertility.  That equals roughly ten percent of the reproductive-age population.  While general health, age and other factors often play a role in infertility, one of the most important factors can be your choice of contraception. Surprised?  Many people are. But, it’s true. One of the best ways to maintain your […]

Healthy Habits Enhance Fertility

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Did you know that the way you live your life each day can affect your fertility?  For example, keeping fit with a regular exercise program helps keep your weight and blood pressure down. For women, staying in a healthy weight range increases your chance of conceiving. However, exercising too much can actually decrease hormone levels […]

Managing the Biological Clock

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If you have postponed having a child, you may be finding out the hard way that it becomes more difficult to conceive as you age.  A recent survey conducted by the American Infertility Association shows that many women simply do not know the extent to which age impacts fertility. The truth is, every woman is born with […]

Are You Infertile?

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Hearing the words “you might be infertile” can be shocking.  But how do you know if you truly are infertile? Technically speaking, you are experiencing infertility if you and your partner are under age 35 and have been trying to get pregnant for a year without success. Or, you and your partner are over age […]

Protect Your Fertility

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Approximately six million American couples are affected by infertility — roughly ten percent of the reproductive-age population.  Whether you are trying to become pregnant or you simply hope to have a family someday, learning the facts about fertility will help you preserve your fertility Did You Know Every woman is born with her lifetime supply of eggs — approx. 300,000 […]

Swimming Toward Conception

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The Semen Analysis If you’ve been trying to have a baby for a year (six months if your partner is over 35) and nothing’s happened, remember to consider semen analysis.   From the male’s perspective, there is nothing more basic to human reproduction than the sperm.  Figuring out what’s in the semen is the first step […]

How Do I Learn More About My Coverage?

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It may seem like you always have a million questions regarding your insurance coverage.  But as soon as you have the opportunity to ask those questions, you forget many of them. Here are some questions that will help you understand which procedures will be covered and reimbursed during the course of your therapy for infertility. […]

Am I Covered?

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Determining whether your medical insurance coverage includes benefits for infertility can be a confusing and frustrating task. In some states, including Arkansas, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, and West Virginia, insurance companies are required by law to provide coverage for infertility diagnosis and treatment. In other states, including […]

Insurance Coverage

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It may seem like you always have a million questions regarding your insurance coverage, but as soon as you have the opportunity to ask those questions, you forget many of them. This section will help you understand which procedures will be covered and reimbursed during the course of your therapy for infertility. Did You Know […]