U.S Fertility Rate Down, But Not In Older Moms

The fertility rate in the United States fell to a record low for a second straight year extending a deep decline that began in 2008 with the Great Recession. The fertility rate fell to 60.2 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age, down 3 percent from 2016, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. It was the largest single-year …

Fertility Business Booming. Why?

According to an article in the Washington Post, the multibillion-dollar fertility industry is booming, and experimenting with business models that are changing the American family in new and unpredictable ways. Would-be parents seeking donor eggs and sperm can pick and choose from long checklists of physical and intellectual characteristics. Clinics now offer volume discounts, package deals and 100 percent guarantees …

Fertility Tourism is on the Rise

Due to the high cost of fertility treatment in the United States, more and more women are choosing to go abroad for treatments such as IVF, egg donation, and gestational surrogacy.  Unfortunately, fertility treatment in the U.S. can be very expensive and it is not covered by most patients’ insurance plans. Fertility treatment can be cost prohibitive for many patients …

IVF Demand Increases in China

According to Bloomberg News, a paradox has emerged in China: As the country finally relaxes its one-child policy, factors like lower sperm counts, later pregnancies and other health barriers are making it harder for many to get pregnant. As a result, businesses from China to Australia, and even California are lining up to help — and profit from — …

Should embryo donors and recipients meet?

Even close to the start of formal adoptions of children controversy has raged about the relationship between the biological mother and adoptive parents. This has developed from not even telling a child that they were adopted into a more open relationship in the form of open adoptions in which the mother, child and parents may not only meet but be …

An inspiring frozen egg donation story

This is an inspiring story about a successful pregnancy in a 48 year old created by frozen eggs obtained at Donor Egg Bank USA and fertilized and transferred at RPMG:

I wanted to reach out to other women who have made this decision, wherever you are in the journey. Please be encouraged by our story: We tried for over three …

Is Egg or Embryo Donation the Right Choice for You?

Egg and embryo donation can provide new hope for many women in the United States, who are unable to conceive using their own eggs.  Approximately 6.7 million women in the United States struggle with infertility.  Many of these women have spent thousands of dollars on fertility treatment, but have unfortunately been unsuccessful in conceiving.  Using eggs from another woman or …

7 Reasons To Consider Frozen Donor Egg IVF

Donor Egg IVF
As fertility technologies advance, using fresh or frozen donor eggs with IVF treatment is becoming a more attractive option for women struggling to conceive. Within the last few years, donor egg IVF has grown quickly in popularity, and patients are learning about the many benefits this type of fertility treatment provides.

At Reproductive Partners, we work together with Donor Egg …

How much is a donor egg worth?

It may end up being decided by the courts.

In an article in the Wall Street Journal the question is at the heart of a federal lawsuit brought by two women who provided eggs to couples struggling with infertility. The women claim the price guidelines adopted by fertility clinics nationwide have artificially suppressed the amount they can get for their …