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National Infertility Awareness Week: New Nationwide Survey Reveals That Nearly 50% of Women Trying to Conceive Had Fertility Issues and Turned to Treatment

Thursday, October 23, 2008 General News J E 4
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21% of Women Trying to Conceive Spent More Than Two Years and $10,000



Using $300 Conception Kit(TM) 19% of Women in Survey Conceived in First Three Months



SARANAC, Mich., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), a new nationwide survey of women trying to conceive found that nearly 50% of women suffer from some type of fertility issue. These women turned to a variety of fertility-enhancing treatments, including Clomid(TM), artificial insemination, cervical cap insemination, in vitro fertilization and others, to improve their chances of conceiving.



The survey, conducted on behalf of Conceivex, Inc. in advance of National Infertility Awareness Week, also found that 21% of these women spent more than two years and $10,000 in an attempt to have a child. Women in the survey who were having difficulty getting pregnant were provided the $300 Conception Kit, and 19% achieved pregnancy in the first three months. Motivated by the Kit's effectiveness, ease-of-use, safety and privacy, 78% of the women who used the product recommended it to their friends.



Infertility is more prevalent than commonly thought, affecting 7.3 million people in the U.S., or 1 in 8 couples. A couple between the ages of 29 and 33 with a normal functioning reproductive system has a 20-25% chance of conceiving in any given month. Today there are a myriad of fertility treatments available, but many of these cost from $1,500 to $20,000 per attempt. In the current economic emergency, parents-to-be are looking for an affordable alternative to help make their dreams of completing their families come true.



"Couples suffering from infertility don't need to lose hope or break the bank in order to improve their chances of conceiving. There are options out there that are effective, inexpensive, non-invasive and can be used in the privacy of your own home," said Dr. Brasner, "Just last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Conception Kit, a 3-month long reproductive treatment that has been shown in clinical trials to have a 24% success rate. In the time the Conception Kit has been on the market, it has helped thousands of couples address their fertility challenges."



Methodology

Five hundred women trying to become pregnant were part of a SheSpeaks panel that participated in this program about infertility and the Conception Kit.



Program steps:



Enrollment survey: The women took an enrollment survey to provide background information on their efforts to get pregnant.



Product trial: They then received the Conception Kit which included 3 months of tools to improve their chances of conceiving.



Discussion forum: Throughout the program, participants engaged in online dialogue with each other and with Conceivex specialists to better understand the product and to share their experiences with the Conception Kit.



Evaluation survey: The participants provided their final feedback about their experience with the product and about their conversations with others to generate word of mouth.



Fertility Statistics



About the Conception Kit

The Conception Kit contains fertility prediction tools, semen collectors and the only FDA-cleared cervical cap for at-home conception, which are designed to be used together for up to three months in order to enhance a couple's opportunity to conceive. The cornerstone of the kit is the Conception Cap, which brings the semen in direct contact with the cervix for four to six hours, thereby increasing the opportunity for sperm to move into the uterine cavity and fertilize an egg. Each element of the kit works together to address the more common male and female issues that interfere with conception, including low sperm count, reduced sperm motility, a tilted cervix, timing ovulation, a hostile vaginal environment and a couple's position during sex.



How to Obtain the Conception Kit

More than four million babies are born each year in America, but it's not always easy to conceive. Couples who want to learn more about conception and ways to improve their chances of becoming pregnant can visit www.conceptionkit.com. The Conception Kit is available with a valid prescription through healthcare providers, at DesignRx pharmacies (DesignRx.net), or on www.conceptionkit.com. The Conception Kit is $299.95.



About Conceivex

Conceivex, Inc. is a privately owned reproductive healthcare company headquartered in Western, Michigan. The company developed and produced the Conception Cap and the Conception Kit. The Conceivex mission is to empower women and couples with health care products to assist them in reaching their reproductive goals. The Conception Kit is FDA cleared, and Health Canada & CE approved.



(1) Source: American Society for Reproductive Medicine

(2) Source: National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

(3) Source: American Society for Reproductive Medicine



-- Infertility affects 7.3 million people in the U.S. This figure represents 12% of women of childbearing age, or 1 in 8 couples(1) -- A couple is considered infertile if they have not used contraception and have not become pregnant within 12 months -- Approximately one-third of fertility issues are attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner and one-third caused by a combination of problems in both partners, or is unexplained(1) -- A couple ages 29-33 with a normal functioning reproductive system has only a 20-25% chance of conceiving in any given month(1) -- Approximately 20% of women in the U.S. have their first child after age 35(2) -- Approximately nine million American women have used infertility services(2) -- The average cost of an IVF cycle in the U.S. is $12,400(3)

SOURCE Conceivex, Inc.
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