Infertility Treatment Grants

  AGC Scholarship Foundation AGC Scholarship Foundation is nonprofit group committed to providing both advocacy and financial support for those struggling with infertility in the U.S. The AGC Hope Scholarship will give couples who do not have the financial...

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The Champion is You

By Casey Goldstein Self-advocacy is one way that you can fight for yourself. You may already be a self-advocate, and not know it. Like most of us at one time or another, you may also be falling short, when it comes to fine-tuning your ability to be heard, and to speak...

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One Weird Trick…?

Are those pop-up ads that read “Doctors hate this one weird trick…” still a thing? You know, the ones where you have to click through dozens of pages and watch an interminably long video to find out what that weird trick is. The “weird” part of the trick is always the...

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Response to the NY Magazine

Dr. Santiago Munne, co-founder of MedAnswers and renowned reproductive geneticist, addresses the misperceptions in the recent New York Magazine, which created a lot of anxiety in patients and their doctors by hyping a minority view and confusing the majority.

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My Little Poppy

I remember the feeling… wanting to start trying but not knowing how long it would take, what it would mean for me, our relationship, and our future.
We had been married just over a year and we figured; why not see what happens? We aren’t getting any younger and what if it takes six months or longer to get pregnant?

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PCOS and my Path to Motherhood

I remember how excited I was when finally, at 13, I got my period for the first time. My mom and her sisters greeted me with such excitement and HUGE smiles when I shared the news in my mom’s kitchen. “Today you are a woman!” they chorused, before giving me gentle slaps on the cheek – an old, Eastern European custom meant to keep the rosiness in your complexion when menstruation – and pregnancy – drain it. Little did we all know that I would only get a few more periods during the next several years. Eventually, years later, I found out that PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) was the cause for that personal shame that I shared with no one. At 19, I was told by a gynecologist that I would never, ever conceive. And that was that.

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Planning My Family

I’m what you would call a planner. I begin every vacation with a jam-packed itinerary, organize my to-do lists by topic and priority, and set one-year, five-year and ten-year goals for myself. So three years into my marriage when we decided it was time to get pregnant, I expected everything to go, well, as planned.

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Not Giving Up Hope

I remember so clearly when I was 31 years old and had just been made Vice President of Video Services at MCA Records. My boyfriend Peter was so proud of me. “Honey, it’s so amazing, Today V.P., tomorrow C.E.O.” And I sat there in the passenger seat and said, “Yeah, but how about M.O.M ?!?!” That was the title I really wanted.

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New Study on America’s Drinking Water and Infertility – What You Need to Know

The Environmental Working Group and Northeastern University joined together to compile a study on America’s drinking water. The results are of interest for everyone, and should be of particular concern to those trying to start families. PFAS chemicals were found in 610 locations across 43 states, affecting at least 19 million people. Michigan seems to be particularly hard hit, although this may be because the state legislature there is the most proactive around testing.

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RESPONSE TO THE NEW YORK MAGAZINE

Dr. Santiago Munne, co-founder of MedAnswers and renowned reproductive geneticist, addresses the misperceptions in the recent New York Magazine, which created a lot of anxiety in patients and their doctors by hyping a minority view and confusing the majority.

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