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Everything you need to know about reproductive health, fertility testing, fertility treatment (like IUI and IVF) and how to navigate fertility challenges.

LGBTQ+ Family Building | Advocacy

By: Sierra Dehmler
May 7th, 2024

As a fertility practice dedicated to providing inclusive fertility and family-building care for all, we are honored to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign for our seventh year.

National Infertility Awareness Week | Advocacy | Patient Stories

By: Sierra Dehmler
April 30th, 2024

Despite the prevalence of infertility (now impacting 1 in 6 people globally), many still feel they have to hide their struggles. In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, former fertility patients choose to tell their stories - in the hopes of helping others feel less alone.

Infertility Coverage | IVF | Advocacy

By: Lisa Rosenthal
March 4th, 2024

After the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that embryos resulting from in vitro fertilization (IVF) should be considered "children" under state law, family-building experts and advocates take action, outlining the importance of access to fertility care nationwide.

Donor Conception | Egg Donor | Advocacy | BIPOC

By: Sierra Dehmler
February 16th, 2024

All too often, Black women experiencing infertility who need the help of an egg or sperm donor soon face another barrier to building their family - a lack of diversity in available donors. A three-time egg donor shares her experience in the hopes that it encourages other women of color to consider donating too.

Infertility Awareness | Advocacy | Community | BIPOC

By: Thelma Osei, NP
February 5th, 2024

While Black women are almost twice as likely to experience infertility, only 8% actually seek fertility treatment (compared to 15% of white women). Statistics like these, compounded by the fact that Black women are three times as likely to die from pregnancy-related causes, highlight inequalities in reproductive healthcare that must be addressed.

IVF | Advocacy | Affording Treatment

By: Sierra Dehmler
January 15th, 2024

Even with 1 in 6 couples facing infertility, many insurance providers exclude or limit coverage for this treatable condition - meaning many people don't even get the chance to start their family. Organizations like the Nest Egg Foundation are stepping up to help.

Fertility Treatment | Advocacy | Choosing a Clinic

By: Spencer Richlin, MD
January 8th, 2024

How do I choose the best fertility clinic for me? Which factors should I pay attention to as I evaluate my options? Here are the most important aspects of a fertility practice and how they relate to your journey to parenthood.

Cancer | Advocacy | Community

By: Sierra Dehmler
December 4th, 2023

Pie: good. Pie for charity? Delicious! Learn how Dr. Ilana Ressler is helping raise awareness for breast and ovarian cancer while supporting the Westchester community this holiday season. Skip to section: Raising Awareness Through Baking Taking Action in a Tangible Way Get to Know Sharsheret Supporting the Jewish Community What is Pies for Prevention? How to Order Your Pie