Adore Fertility Addresses Infertility Myths
1 out of 8 couples will experience infertility. National Infertility Awareness Week’s (NIAW) goal is to increase awareness about infertility and highlight steps couples can take to address this diagnosis. Jeris Cox, MD, Founder of Adore Fertility, explains, “There are a lot of beliefs about infertility that are not true. National Infertility Awareness Week is an excellent opportunity to help couples struggling to start a family know the facts about infertility.”
Top Five Infertility Myths
Myth 1: Infertility is uncommon.
Infertility is not uncommon. It can look different for individual couples. Some may not be able to conceive, while others have trouble carrying a baby to full term. An estimated 15% of couples will have difficulty conceiving. (UCLA Health, 2020) Globally, 48.5 million couples experience infertility. (Reproductive Biological Endocrinology, 2015)
About 9% of men and 10% of women aged 15 to 44 reported infertility problems in the United States. (CDC, 2013 Office on Women’s Health, 2019)
Myth 2: Infertility is a female issue.
Infertility is not just a woman’s issue. Male Factor Infertility is responsible for up to 40% of infertility cases. A male consultation and semen analysis is a good place for men to evaluate their fertility health. Many times both partners uncover fertility impediments. A thorough evaluation is the best place to begin demystifying infertility.
Myth 3: Infertility will cost thousands of dollars.
The type of procedure needed will affect the cost. Some insurance plans cover infertility treatment, medication assistance plans are available and Adore Fertility has additional programs and pricing available to further facilitate affording fertility services. “At Adore Fertility, we opened our doors with the mission to make fertility assistance possible for everyone,” shares Dr. Cox. “A consultation with our financial counselor enables a couple to plan accordingly.”
Myth 4: Same-sex couples have very few options.
Adore Fertility works with couples in the LGBTQ community to help them achieve their dreams of starting a family. An initial consultation can determine the various treatment options available to same-sex couples.
Myth 5: On average, couples conceive within three months of trying.
Many factors affect conception, including the age and fertility health of both the man and woman. About 59 percent of couples trying to conceive will be successful within three months. If you are 34 or younger and unable to get pregnant within six months to a year, make an appointment with a specialist. If you are older than 35, consider making an appointment sooner.
All fertility clinics are not created equal. When researching where to seek help, ensure the physician is board certified in reproductive endocrinology, has good outcomes, provides resources for affordability, and offers the latest laboratory technology, such as the Embryoscope. NIAW is April 24-30. To learn more or request an appointment online, go to www.AdoreFertility.com.