Nearly 50% Of Women Trying To Conceive Had Fertility Issues, Turned To Treatment
Just in time for National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), a new nationwide survey of women trying to conceive found that nearly 50% of women suffer from some type of fertility issue. These women turned to a variety of fertility-enhancing treatments, including Clomid, artificial insemination, cervical cap insemination, in vitro fertilization and others, to improve their chances of conceiving.
The survey, conducted on behalf of Conceivex, Inc. in advance of National Infertility Awareness Week, also found that 21% of these women spent more than two years and $10,000 in an attempt to have a child. Women in the survey who were having difficulty getting pregnant were provided the $300 Conception Kit, and 19% achieved pregnancy in the first three months. Motivated by the Kit's effectiveness, ease-of-use, safety and privacy, 78% of the women who used the product recommended it to their friends.
Infertility is more prevalent than commonly thought, affecting 7.3 million people in the U.S., or 1 in 8 couples. A couple between the ages of 29 and 33 with a normal functioning reproductive system has a 20-25% chance of conceiving in any given month. Today there are a myriad of fertility treatments available, but many of these cost from $1,500 to $20,000 per attempt. In the current economic emergency, parents-to-be are looking for an affordable alternative to help make their dreams of completing their families come true.
"Couples suffering from infertility don't need to lose hope or break the bank in order to improve their chances of conceiving. There are options out there that are effective, inexpensive, non-invasive and can be used in the privacy of your own home," said Dr. Barker, a family practice physician in Michigan, "Just last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Conception Kit, a 3-month long reproductive treatment that has been shown in clinical trials to have a 24% success rate. In the time the Conception Kit has been on the market, it has helped thousands of couples address their fertility challenges."
Five hundred women trying to become pregnant were part of a SheSpeaks panel that participated in this program about infertility and the Conception Kit.
Enrollment survey: The women took an enrollment survey to provide background information on their efforts to get pregnant.
Product trial: They then received the Conception Kit which included 3 months of tools to improve their chances of conceiving.
Discussion forum: Throughout the program, participants engaged in online dialogue with each other and with Conceivex specialists to better understand the product and to share their experiences with the Conception Kit.
Evaluation survey: The participants provided their final feedback about their experience with the product and about their conversations with others to generate word of mouth.
-- Infertility affects 7.3 million people in the U.S. This figure represents 12% of women of childbearing age, or 1 in 8 couples(1)
-- A couple is considered infertile if they have not used contraception and have not become pregnant within 12 months
-- Approximately one-third of fertility issues are attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner and one-third caused by a combination of problems in both partners, or is unexplained(1)
-- A couple ages 29-33 with a normal functioning reproductive system has only a 20-25% chance of conceiving in any given month(1)
-- Approximately 20% of women in the U.S. have their first child after age 35(2)
-- Approximately nine million American women have used infertility services(2)
-- The average cost of an IVF cycle in the U.S. is $12,400(3)