Welcome to the infertility news March 6th post. A section of the site dedicated to keeping you in the loop with the going-ons in the fertility world. I have highlighted a few of the headlines that I came across today. From the serious to the funny you will find my top four of the day below. Enjoy!
Veterans whose war injuries prevent them from having children would get coverage from the Department of Veterans Affairs for reproductive treatment options like in vitro fertilization under new federal legislation.
The Women Veterans and Other Health Care Improvements Act of 2013 is authored by Reps. Rick Larsen, D-Washington and Steve Stivers, R-Ohio. It’s similar to a bill introduced last year by Sen. Patty Murray that never made it to the president’s desk…
Professor Bülent Tıraş from the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Gazi University has stated that Turkey ranks seventh in the world for the number of successful in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures carried out.
Speaking to an Anatolia news agency reporter, Professor Tıraş highlighted that Turkey is very technologically advanced in its IVF treatment, adding that Turkey is the seventh most successful country in the world in IVF after Israel, Belgium, France, Germany, the UK and Spain, in that order.
Highlighting that IVF is being performed successfully in Turkey at centers across the country, Tıraş stated: “The IVF centers serving the country offer a good quality service to their patients. However, there is still a large percentage of the population that does not yet have access to IVF treatment. There are a variety of reasons for this, of which a lack of awareness and misconceptions in the public about IVF are the most prominent. There are still some conservative people who believe resorting to IVF is a sin.”…
According to 23 ABC News on Tuesday, a fertility pharmacy is recalling medications that were shipped to patients in Indiana, and 39 other states. The recall involves the Village Fertility Pharmacy’s recall of the compounded medications for women who are undergoing in vitro fertilization.
Each medication is specifically formulated for each patient and then shipped directly to them. As many know, fertility medications are not cheap, and most insurance companies do not pay for them.
The recall includes the following medications:
• Progesterone Injection Cottonseed Oil 50 MG/ML
• Progesterone Injection Olive Oil 50 MG/ML, 100 MG/ML
• Progesterone Injection Sesame Oil 50 MG/ML, 100 MG/ML
• Progesterone Injection Ethyl Oleate 50 MG/ML, 100 MG/ML
• Hydroxy Progesterone Caproate 250 MG/ML
• Compounded Leuprolide Acetate 1MG/.2ML
The company issued the recall because of a reported tainted vile.
n my years trying to conceive a child, I was pitched about a variety of supposed cures for infertility. I heard tips and tricks from every couple I knew. I received countless emails telling me that my long wait and struggle were over. From special diets to stomach-churning supplements, I’ve heard all about the miraculous inventions that non-doctors come up with. But none have been as ridiculous as this latest gimmick, ‘Snowballs,’ the male under-carriage cooling underwear.
Snowballs are exactly what you’re imagining in your head. It’s a couple sets of briefs with a gel pack that your husband throws in the freezer and then wears around between his legs. Because increased temperature is a factor in male infertility, this crude system just keeps your guy’s guys nice and chilly, hopefully helping their sperm count and mobility
That’s all for today folks. I hope you have a fantastic Wednesday!