Advanced Reproductive Medicine Gives Hope
Reproductive medicine has come a long way in 10, 20, 30 years. More and more couples and individuals are finding ways to have babies thanks to advances in treatments, which are forever evolving and improving. Advanced reproductive medicine has been a godsend for many and has allowed countless women and men to realize the dream of being a parent.
For the one in eight couples in the U.S. who have fertility problems, the world of successful options certainly has expanded over the decades and success rates have improved dramatically over the last 10 years, statistics show. As a matter of fact, success rates for births at fertility clinics around the country have nearly doubled since 2010, data demonstrates.
So what’s the reason for the upswing in good news? For the most part, the reasons are the same as those that have allowed more and more people to be cured of cancer. Research has found new and better ways to address infertility!
The key is to find a doctor/practice that remains on the cutting edge of advanced reproductive medicine so that patients have access to the newest options that meet their specific needs.
Many of these advances have benefited older women trying to conceive and others have resulted in lower treatment costs in general, which benefits everyone, especially those who do not possess healthcare that covers infertility treatments.
Many experts see the age at which a woman can have genetic offspring as rising. That’s good news for the scores of women who are putting off motherhood until a later age. Researchers also say that – someday in the not-too-distant future – chemo and radiation will no longer be barriers to having genetic offspring, both for men and women.
And even more advances will come, report infertility experts. Some will be suspect and considered ethically flawed – just as in-vitro was back in the 70s – but many will eventually become commonplace and allow even more women of varying ages to bear their own children.
While many new developments are still in the testing stages and have a ways to go before they make their way into the fertility clinics of America, couples should be pleased to know that their have been so many good things happening in the field of fertility study that the only place to go is up.
Improved ultrasounds and other testing can detect reasons for fertility problems more easily and sooner, pre-implantation genetic screening is available to determine whether the endometria will be receptive to embryos, and new stimulation protocols have improved the number of mature oocytes retrieved during an in vitro fertilization cycle.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. However, it’s important to remember that everyone is different so it’s paramount to choose a physician who will take the steps necessary for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Patient-focused fertility services are essential and a practice that provides you with honest feedback, cost-effective solutions, and constant support is what every patient needs to smooth the way for a battle that can be one of the toughest of a lifetime.Go back