Misconception: Male Factor is not that common.
Fact: Male factor is a common cause of infertility and both partners should
be tested. 35% of the time, the female partner will be diagnosed with
an abnormality and 35% of cases will be determined to have a male factor.
20% of all cases will have both a male and female problem and approximately
10% of all infertility cases are unexplained after testing.
Misconception: IVF (In vitro fertilization) is the most common treatment that an infertility
specialist will recommend.
Fact: Most reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists are able to
help couples with infertility to conceive with lower technology options.
Approximately 50% of pregnancies at ACRM are achieved with treatments
other than in vitro fertilization.
Misconception: A Reproductive Endocrinologist will just repeat all the testing my OBGYN
has just completed.
Fact: In most cases, recent blood tests and x-rays will not need to be repeated.
Misconception: Medical insurance plans rarely cover any infertility testing or treatment.
Fact: Many of the insurance plans we see at ACRM cover testing for both the
male and female partner to determine the cause of infertility. We also
see between 30-40% of major plans currently offer coverage for the treatment
of infertility, including inseminations and in vitro fertilization. Many
plans are also now starting to offer coverage for fertility preservation.
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