Companies which may offer Infertility Benefits

A list of companies updated frequently that have infertility insurance benefits for their employees

Incidents and Events since the 2016 Election

This is a working document and list of things that have happened since November 8, 2016. The first step is to write down the things that the president-elect says and is doing. Please feel free to add or correct this list. Write a comment and I will add it to the main document. Be sure to cite a reference. Sources must be reliable and mainstream so they are documented. Thanks for your help.

Exercise-Induced Male Factor Infertility

Male Cyclists racing

Exercise-Induced Male Factor Infertility
        Case Introduction
E.N. is a 32 year-old male who presents to his primary care provider with his wife with a complaint of infertility. He and his wife, a 30 year-old female, have been unsuccessful at conceiving for the past 15 months. His wife has been having normal monthly menstrual cycles, has been evaluated by her gynecologist and had normal fertility testing. Edward was instructed by his wife’s doctor to seek out fertility testing of his own. He and his wife are concerned about their ability to conceive.

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) For Veterans Jeopardized by a New Amendment in Congress


Veterans do so much for our country. An amendment to appropriate money for injured vets who need IVF treatment jeopardizes their chance to conceive. We need your help to contact representatives and let them know this is just wrong.

An Open Letter to INCIID about the IVF Scholarship

Karmann and Karl at INCIID Fundraiser

A new and updated Scholarship Application packet is located here.

Thank you for your open letter to  INCIID about your IVF Journey of hope. We appreciate sharing one of life's most difficult undertakings with others in order that they too may see some light at the end of the fertility tunnel. If you know someone struggling or want to help INCIID reach more couples, please email us.

Sara's Story: "Why don't you just adopt?"

Mother, father and newborn baby

When I heard couples discussing their attempts at pregnancy and IVF, I said, with contempt in my voice,, “Why don’t you just adopt.”  Yes, I was one of “those people”.

I was adopted, and it worked out fine for my parents and me. I believed that people choosing IVF were self-centered and arrogant about the necessity to pass on their genes to offspring. I admit I took the attempts to create a family through treatment personally—as if people who choose IVF were somehow disparaging or devaluing my non-biological relationship to my parents and sister.

Krissy's Story: Endometriosis, Donor Embryos, Eggs, & the Czech Republic

As a young woman I learned about fertility with a surprise pregnancy at twenty-three. My first pregnancy experience came when I had unprotected sex on day 10 of my cycle, after coming off birth control pills. The condom we used failed and I became pregnant. My pregnancy was complication-free. We planned to have a second child but ultimately our relationship ended.  

I did not worry about conceiving another child because my first pregnancy was easy to conceive and carry. I was in no hurry waiting for “Mr. Right” so together we could expand our family.

Fertility from A Man's Perspective

First, no matter how much it the guys think it is, women always have a more difficult path. But for a man, there is still real difficulty. Because man will never carry a pregnancy, there is somewhat of a separation between the male perspective and the female perspective on infertility. With that in mind, let me share a little bit of my side of the struggle with infertility. About six months to a year after we married, my wife and I began the process of building our family. After a year we started asking questions as to why we had not yet gotten pregnant.

An Update from Kaitlin and Scott's IVF Scholarship Experience


In late 2013, after many months of treatments and medications, my husband and I were blessed with the gift of a positive pregnancy test.  The coming weeks, blessed us with news of a boy/girl twins pregnancy. This blessed event was a dream-come-true. 

Our pregnancy was smooth as we went through testing, ultrasounds, and OBGYN appointments.  However, at 23 weeks everything changed.  What was once our greatest gift turned into the most difficult event of our lives. The day after we became parents to Nora and Hendrik they passed quietly away in our arms.  They lived only 37 short hours. The heartbreak was unbearable.

The Zika Virus: What you need to know.

What you need to know about the Zika Virus when trying to get pregnant.
Example of a rash
Planet with mosquitoes surrounding it
Map of spreading Zika virus.

[Note: Update June 28, 2016, call your Senators to ask them to pass a "clean bill" for emergency funding. Some Senators are adding riders to the bill designed to make it harder to pass. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Zika is her in the US and is an International Crisis]


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