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.
Similar to last year’s giveaway, California IVF will be selecting 5 recipients to undergo free infertility services. This year, however, we want to open it up to even more people. We are expanding our potential giveaway services to include tubal reversal and egg donor cycles, in addition to IVF cycles. Submissions will start on March 17, 2021 and end on April 17, 2021. We will then be opening all submissions to be viewed and voted on by the public on April 18, 2021 to April 28, 2021, with winners being notified shortly after.
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, engaging, and creative. Have fun with it! Videos should be 2-5 minutes in length. You will need to post the video on YouTube or Vimeo and submit the link when filling out the video entry form. Videos will be used for voting and selecting the winners. Remember, we are promoting awareness!
Terms and Conditions
Female Age 38 years old or less for IVF or tubal reversal
Female Age 50 years old or less for donor egg cycle
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
BMI less than 32
AMH 1.0 or higher – this may not be known at this time but will be tested later
Ready to undergo IVF, tubal ligation reversal, or donor egg cycle.
Additional terms and conditions will be outlined in the application process. Please indicate the service that interests you. All application steps must be completed for consideration. Applicants will be disqualified for incomplete or falsified applications.
New patient consultation
IVF / ICSI using streamlined method, or
Egg donor cycle using streamlined method, or
Tubal ligation reversal surgery
Saline contrast ultrasound (if indicated)
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
Cost of donor sperm (if applicable)
Cost of Frozen Embryo Transfer Medications
Cost of recipient medications for donor cycles
Cost of donor insurance for donor cycles
Cost of pain medications for tubal reversal surgery.
Services not provided at California IVF (labs, ultrasounds, travel, clinical psychologist)
Any additional healthcare or pregnancy expenses not specifically listed as included
Embryo storage after 1 year from the date of egg retrieval
Submissions open- March 17th and ends April 17th 11:59pm. We will be selecting winners through a combination of online voting and staff votes. All voting will be finalized by April 28, 2021. Winners will be announced within a few weeks of final voting. We are anticipating patients will be initiating care in June 2021.
During the application process, you will need to select which treatment option is best for you. Please be aware you can only submit one application so please understand the different treatment options before applying.