Women Whose Health Insurance Covers IVF Are More Likely To Have A Baby

Women who pursue in vitro fertilization (IVF) to become pregnant have a greater chance of giving birth if they have health insurance that covers the expensive procedure, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. While the study’s lead author, Emily S. Jungheim, allowed in a statement that the finding was “simple and possibly obvious,” it documents the link between insurance coverage and better outcomes. The high cost of a single IVF procedure ― estimated by the American Pregnancy Association to be $12,000 to $17,000 ― stops many women from seeking a second treatment if the first one fails. “The difference is that women with coverage were more likely to come back and try again if they were initially unsuccessful,” Jungheim said. “Given that they had the ability to try more times, they had a higher chance of giving birth.” Just 15 states mandate that insurance companies must cover infertility treatment; the other 35 do not. And of the 15, just five specifically mandate IVF: Illinois, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Jersey. Many companies offer insurance with fertility coverage without being required to. The Affordable Care Act does not require coverage for infertility treatments. About 10 percent of U.S. women of child-bearing age have consulted a doctor for infertility issues. The success of just one IVF procedure ranges from more than 40 ...
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This study aimed to clarify functions of uterine HIF using transgenic mouse models. Mice with deletion of Hif2a in the whole uterus (Hif2a-uKO mice) showed infertility due to implantation failure. Supplementation with progesterone (P4) and leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) restored decidual growth arrest and aberrant position of implantation sites in Hif2a-uKO mice, respectively, but did not rescue pregnancy failure. Histological analyses in Hif2a-uKO mice revealed persistence of the intact luminal epithelium, which blocked direct contact between stroma and embryo, inactivation of PI3K-AKT pathway (embryonic survival signal...
Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
By Michelle Catenacci, M.DCHICAGO, Jun 18 2018 (IPS)Fertility health is an incredibly personal – and often vulnerable – topic. Fertility, infertility, and fertility preservation have gained increased public interest over the past few years. Infertility is formally defined as the inability to achieve pregnancy after one year of unprotected intercourse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately 12% of women aged 15 to 44 in the United States have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term. Even though a significant proportion of the population suffers from th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Aid Education Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
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Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Some childhood and pre-pregnancy cardiovascular risk factors are associated with adult subfertility. PMID: 29899387 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Pediatric Research - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Pediatr Res Source Type: research
To determine the effect of the using oil-soluble contrast material (OSCM) vs. water-soluble contrast material (WSCM) for hysterosalpingography on pregnancy rates in infertile women.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 June 2018 Source:European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology Author(s): Li Jie, Deng Li, Chen Yang, Zhang Haiying This systematic review aimed to compare the clinical efficacy of tamoxifen with that of clomiphene citrate (CC) in anovulatory patients. The PubMed, EMBASE, and CNKI databases were searched up to October 2016 for literature comparing tamoxifen with CC in anovulatory women. The pooled risk ratios (RR) or standardized mean differences (SMD) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were subjected to statistical analysis. Twelve studies involving 1302 p...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
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