It is never easy to hear from the doctor that you are infertile. Whether it is due to female or male infertility, there are a few options that you may want to consider before giving up on trying to conceive a biological child. Some couples feel overwhelmed after they learn they cannot have a child naturally. And others want to jump right into treatments so that they can become parents as soon as possible. But the reality is that you must take some time to research your options to find out which one is the best choice for you and your family.
The first option that many people try when it is determined to be female factor infertility is medication. Many couples have gotten pregnant simply by adding fertility drugs and good timing into the equation. The next step would be to try IUI, or Intrauterine Insemination. Many times doctors will do both of these treatments together depending on the reason for the infertility. If male factor is an issue, an IUI can also be done with donor sperm.
And then there is the most well known infertility treatment, IVF, In Vitro Fertilization. This is the most invasive fertility treatment, as it actually requires the eggs to taken from the woman and joined with the sperm in a lab rather than in the uterus. Obviously, this is a very expensive route to take if you are just starting out with fertility treatments, and it is not always successful. Depending on your situation this is often a last resort because it is so invasive and not as cost effective as the other options in treating infertility. If you are considering any fertility treatments, make sure that you are seeing a reproductive endocrinologist for said treatments as other physicians may not have the experience or expertise you are looking for when it comes to infertility.
Teva Women’s Health recently announced some of the topics of the abstracts that will be presented at the 60th Annual clinical Meeting of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Included among the many subjects that will be discussed is the ability of adolescents to understand the concepts necessary to safely and effectively use over-the-counter emergency contraceptives. Contraception and family planning are important issues that are being raised in the political sphere these days as it relates to whether health insurance providers can deny paying for certain forms of birth control for women on moral or religious grounds.
There has long been debate on the kinds of birth control that should be available to women in a certain age bracket. This latest issue as to whether health insurance providers should have to pay for birth control or not is likely to remain an important topic on the political agenda with women voter now officially outnumbering male voters. Each candidate needs women voters to come out and vote, so each candidate will likely try to spend this issue to play to the concerns of the women voters who are most likely to vote for each candidate.
The debate here is less about science and more about what decisions the government has a right to dictate to the public. Many feel that the issue at stake here has more to do with religious freedom, while other feel that the bigger issue at stake is a woman’s right to choose what she wants to do with her body. As both candidates shape their viewpoint on the issue throughout the campaign it will be interesting to see how it all plays out in November.
A debate is currently raging in the Colorado Senate over whether insurance plans should be allowed to deny women birth control on religious and moral grounds. During the debate tempers began to flare, and the strong feelings that this particular topic has brought to the fore are likely a precursor of an issue that is likely to be a hot topic for the duration of the presidential election campaign. This issue has served as a call to action for many women voters, both Republican and Democrat. During the debate Democrats unfurled a banner that listed the many instances where birth control would be denied if the bill was passed.
Many Democrats claim that the Amendment is a war on women. This kind of rhetoric has been used to fuel political debate over the issue. A Democratic female member of the Senate pointed out that to women this is more than just a policy issue, it is a personal issue about what a woman ha a right to do with her body. A Republican member of the Senate, also a woman, said that the issue boils down to the right of religious freedom and that the issue has been twisted by politicians to come across as a war against women.
While tempers flared in Colorado the issue of birth control and how it relates to the recent health care reforms that have been made will likely be a debate that rages on throughout the presidential elections. With both candidates trying to court women voters, it is important that the candidates carefully craft their responses on this sensitive issue in order to reach their constituents and get their votes.
The discussion over birth control has grown much louder during this political thinking. Many individuals feel that Republicans are walking a slippery slope as they question whether certain forms of birth control should be paid for with tax dollars. Research has shown that the vast majority of women in the United States have used birth control at some point in their lives, so there is a feeling that speaking out so strongly against birth control can actually serve to alienate many women voters. Many popular Republican figures claim that the fact that many women have used birth control at some point in their lives is actually besides the point.
Republicans are hoping to leverage the birth control issue as a way to prove that Democrats in favor of big government are attempting to govern every aspect of individuals lives, including what happens in their bedrooms. Many feel that the current issues being raised about birth control are less about whether birth control should be paid for by insurance and more about whether the government has the right to dictate to individuals the extent to which their religious liberties reach.
In a year where there is a presidential election an issue like this one quickly becomes a hot button topic which will likely be raised numerous times over the course of the campaign. How each side is able to spin the topic in the minds of the public will likely determine the side that some voters choose, especially women, when the election rolls around in November. The bigger issues that have stemmed from efforts to reform the healthcare system in recent years have raised numerous other issues that will be debated and bandies about through the election season.