A recent report reveals that geographic location is a significant access barrier to fertility care for as many as 25 million US women. Opionato overcomes this by providing you affordable and trusted fertility advice anytime from anywhere.
The journal Fertility and Sterility published a study this March that revealed that as many as 40% of women of child-bearing age in the U.S. have limited or no access to an assisted reproductive technology (ART) clinic. The number of women affected by this lack of fertility treatment access is about 25 million. This represents over one-third of all women of reproductive age currently living in the U.S.
In the study, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh reviewed data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They found that fertility centers in the U.S. are located primarily in urban areas. Among the 510 assisted reproductive technology (ART) clinics found in the U.S., 442 are located in metropolitan areas. The areas with the most ART centers are near these cities: Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia.
U.S. women who live in less-urban areas are left with far fewer fertility care options. About 18 million women ages 20-49 in the U.S. live in areas that have no ART clinics. Another 6.8 million women in the same age group live in an area with only one fertility clinic. Therefore, many women in the U.S who need fertility treatment have no choice or have a very a limited choice when it comes to fertility treatment.
In addition to choice, geography brings another burden for individuals who are of a need for fertility treatment. The need to travel to obtain fertility care increases the overall out-of-pocket fertility care cost that already runs in the tens of thousands of dollars. Having to go to a clinic that is far usually means additional transportation, lodging, food, and missed work. Adding this travel cost to the cost of treatment means individuals and couples may not be able to afford all the fertility procedures and fertility treatment add-ons that they need. Travel expenses add up because many treatments (such as in vitro fertilization) require several trips to the ART clinic over a short period of time.
How can Opionato help you?
Opionato offers an alternative fertility resource for individuals who want and need personalized and trusted fertility advice. World-class fertility experts, available to you from the comfort of your own home, help you create a personalized action plan tailored to your condition, needs, and wishes. Our services are affordable, confidential, and accessible anytime from anywhere no matter where you are in your fertility journey.
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