This week’s statistics are encouraging:
- According to National Survey of Family Growth, CDC 1995, approximately 6.1 million women and their partners in the U.S. are affected by infertility, i.e., 10% of the total reproductive-age population.
- Men and women both are equally affected by infertility.
- 85% to 90% infertility cases can be treated with regular medical treatments such as medication or surgery.
- While In some cases, assisted reproduction techniques such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) are used which cost about 0.07% of U.S. health care costs.
These numbers are from 1995 but the treatment rate is about the same or better! 85%-90% are successfully treated!! That is very hopeful. And because the % of health care costs is so low, more and more states are requiring insurance coverage for infertility.