More than IVF: Options for more inclusive, less invasive family-forming benefits for your workforce
It’s an issue that affects as many as 48 million couples and 186 million individuals worldwide but one that remains largely misunderstood: infertility. Defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the inability to achieve a pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse, infertility is characterized as a disease that can have significant physical, mental, and emotional repercussions. For the 10% of women in the United States (6.1 million) who have trouble getting pregnant, and for anybody who hopes to be a parent, infertility can be a confusing diagnosis often accompanied by one suggested solution in the form of in-vitro fertilization (IVF). And while IVF can be a profound tool (and in some cases, a life-changing opportunity), it’s far from the only option for infertility. In this guide, learn the alternatives to IVF that are more inclusive and can reduce costs and risk for your organization and employees.