Tag: in vitro fertilization

Planning on In Vitro Fertilization; myth vs. fact on fertility rates.

  Planning on In Vitro Fertilization; myth vs. fact on fertility rates Many couples who are having difficulties conceiving consider the options of adoption or IVF ( In Vitro Fertilization). While neither path is easy, many couples choose IVF after natural conception has worked poorly for them. The problem though is in the numbers. Some insurance plans to cover the cost of IVF, however it is very costly in the United States (some couples go out of the country to have this done at a lower cost) and you are not guaranteed to bring a baby to term. The problem Read More »

Are these products we use daily making men infertile? The NY Times investigates.

Are these products we use daily making men infertile? The NY Times investigates. Many couples find themselves unable to have children the old fashion way, without assistance from fertility clinics or high priced fertility procedures. Scientists have known about phthalates which are used in everyday plastics and other products we use regularly. Many of these products leach phthalates into the bloodstream which is highly correlated with the numbers of people who are found to be infertile. These substances have an effect on the endocrine system, which governs hormones in the body. These chemicals can have numerous side effects including birth Read More »