Each month, Fertility Solutions hosts free fertility seminar in order to provide an opportunity for current and prospective patients to ask any questions they may have about fertility testing, diagnosis and treatment. Our most recently fertility seminar was hosted by Dr. Huang and we’ve provided a review of some of the questions and topics that were discussed.
Topic: Same sex couples – Sperm donors and what does insurance cover?
Answer: In the state of Massachusetts, infertility diagnosis for same sex couples is the same for heterosexual couples. If the woman who would like to conceive is under 35, the state insurance mandates that the couple must be trying to get pregnant for at least one year, and for those over 35 years of age, the couple must try for six months.
In a same sex marriage, there must be documentation that the couple has introduced sperm for the period of time to obtain fertility coverage. The process for documentation comes in the form of sperm vial purchases and the medical practice performing an IUI. We at Fertility Solutions welcome the LGBT community and have many sperm donor agency, egg donor agency and gestational carrier relationships to help guide you on your journey to becoming a parent.
Topic: Fertility Preservation – I am interested in having a baby in the future. I am in my late twenties and currently focused on my career, what do you recommend?
Answer: Fertility Preservation, or egg freezing, is the process of retrieving eggs for future use via vitrification. Fertility preservation is an option for many types of patients, including those who would like to have babies in the future but are currently without a partner, those who are concerned that age may affect their ability to conceive in the future, patients who have been diagnosed with cancer, and patients who have concerns about premature ovarian cancer.
Each patient is a unique situation, and we would like to discuss your future goals together to define if fertility preservation is the best answer at this time. Tests that would be taken prior to fertility preservation would include ultrasound, ovarian reserve, etc.
Fertility Solutions would like to thank those who came out to our September 10th seminar – your questions were insightful and helped start a truly great discussion. We invite you to join us at our next free fertility seminar on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 in our Providence, RI location. Dr. Moragianni and Catlin Roache, a clinical psychologist will host the event. They will discuss the role of stress on a couple during an infertility diagnosis. Please RSVP for the seminar, we look forward to seeing you there.