Infertility affects 7-8 million Americans. Infertility affects people of all different ages and backgrounds. When pregnancy doesn’t occur easily, people are left wondering what is wrong and what can be done to help. Compounded by social pressures and even a sense of embarrassment, many individuals do not seek the help they need. The availability of information on the internet and public awareness efforts have help improve infertility information, though there is still a long way to go. Many patients visit our office indicate they were not fully aware of what options were available to them or how advanced the current state of treatments have become. Many misconceptions about the cost of fertility treatments have also limited the willingness of people to seek help.
Infertility treatments can range from conservative treatments such as helping to restore ovulation, to advanced In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with genetic screening of embryos. IVF is by far the most expensive of the treatment options. The cost of treatment is a significant barrier to many individuals and couples faced with infertility. The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded matters by resulting in reduced income and the uncertainty of when things will return to normal. California IVF is committed to help improve awareness of the struggle with infertility and help to improve access to IVF.
The struggle of infertility profoundly influences well being, therefore we feel its treatment is not elective. California IVF Fertility Center has remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Infertility awareness is more important now than any other time. The recent pandemic has interrupted access to fertility care and affected many people’s ability to afford fertility treatment. California IVF has always focused on looking beyond the current technology and tries to push the boundary of the next generation of fertility care. We have been working on developing a highly streamlined and efficient approach to IVF that could eventually lower the cost of IVF services.
In an effort to improve access to IVF treatments and further refine the experience with a new approach to IVF treatments, California IVF will select 5 recipients to undergo free IVF cycles using this new approach. Enrollment will start on April 23, 2020, in recognition of National Infertility Awareness Week.
Candidates should review terms and conditions of the program. If you are eligible, you will need to complete a brief registration form. After submitting the registration form, an email will be sent with details on providing a video entry for the promotion. Videos should not be sent before the registration process and should not include individually identifiable information. The videos will need to tell us (and the public) about your infertility story and why you should be selected for the free cycle. Video submissions will be the main factor in selecting the winners so please be sincere and engaging. Videos should be 2-5 minutes in length. You will need to post the video on your Facebook or Instagram account and link it to California IVF’s account. Be sure your post is public so everyone can see it. Remember, we are promoting awareness!
Terms and Conditions
Female Age 38 years old or less
One entry per person or couple
Must use your legal name as it appears on your state or government issued photo ID
Services not provided at California IVF (labs, ultrasounds, travel, and other expenses are not included)
No significant medical problems or uterine abnormalities
Motile sperm present on semen analysis or using donor sperm
AMH 1.0 or higher – this may not be known at this time but will be tested later
Additional terms and conditions will be outlined in the application process. We realize that infertility expands beyond the criteria listed here. California IVF has been working to develop a more streamlined and efficient version of IVF. The goal is that IVF treatments may be more affordable in the future. All of the steps in our streamlined process have been verified, but we need to put all of the pieces together. To verify our processes, we need to work with candidates that don’t have significant barriers to pregnancy. Applicants that are not selected, may be contacted for participation in an expanded evaluation of our streamlined methods for a significantly reduced cost compared to normal IVF costs.
New patient consultation
Saline contrast ultrasound (if indicated)
IVF / ICSI using streamlined method
Medications – low to moderate dose (IVF portion only)
Up to 3 FET’s for any remaining embryos until pregnancy
- Embryo storage for up to 1 year from the date of egg retrieval
Pregnancy test x2 and OB ultrasound x 1
Embryo storage for up to 1 year from the date of egg retrieval
Cost of donor sperm (if applicable)
Cost of Frozen Embryo Transfer Medications
Services not provided at California IVF (labs, ultrasounds, travel)
Any additional healthcare or pregnancy expenses not specifically listed as included
Embryo storage after 1 year from the date of egg retrieval