Crowdfunding for IVF

There is no doubt that IVF is expensive and couples use a variety of resources to pay for it. Those who can afford it, pay cash. Others may be fortunate to have insurance to cover most of the cost. Yet others look to family for help or borrow from their savings or a loan company.

Here’s a new idea: crowdfunding. …

New IVF law in Canada raises ethical concerns

As reported in the Montreal Gazette, Quebec’s Bill 20 — which would no longer cover in vitro fertilization under medicare — raises a number of ethical and medical problems, say fertility experts.

First is the requirement that couples engage in a period of sexual relations — to be determined by government regulation — to prove they have tried to …

The Best and Worst States for Infertility

An article in TIME reports on a RESOLVE study of the best and worst states in which to reside if you suffer from infertility.

They say that if you’re struggling to get pregnant, the best states to live in are Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.

That’s according to a “fertility report card” from RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, …

Obamacare’s impact on insurance for infertility

Sorry to disappoint, but it does not look like it will be much. And what is changing is not for the good as reported in an article on Medscape.

Nationally, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) as currently written is unlikely to have a dramatic impact on the delivery of care for infertility. Unlike many other aspects …