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Making Dads

Each year, during the week leading up to Father’s Day, top experts and advocates around the country join together to support men on their journey to fatherhood. Infertility silently affects millions of men and the Making Dads Summit aims to bring resources to help men understand their health,  build their family and find inspiration from men who have been through it.

2704, 2018

Is Electromagnetic Radiation Killing Our Sperm?

By |April 27th, 2018|Categories: Balls, Causes & Conditions, Health & Wellness, Optimizing Fertility, Radiation|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Is Electromagnetic Radiation Killing Our Sperm?

It’s no secret that sperm quality has been plummeting in recent times; over 50% the last 50 years! Heat, unhealthy lifestyle habits, and environmental toxins contribute to this worsening crisis. However, something else may be [...]

2304, 2018

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

By |April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Balls, Featured, Men's Health|Tags: , , , |14 Comments

We believe that an open and empowered male culture  results in more proactivity around health and preventative self-care.  Where better to start than with testicular care?  Testicular cancer is the most common cancer for men [...]

1304, 2018

Support your Balls: Talkin’ testicular cancer with Tommy John & the Testicular Cancer Foundation

By |April 13th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Testicles|Tags: , |8 Comments

April is testicular cancer awareness month and Tommy John, which makes the most comfortable underwear on the planet, has teamed up with the Testicular Cancer Foundation to support your balls in a whole new way. [...]

504, 2018

Sperm and your weight: the untold connection

By |April 5th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Health & Wellness, Men's Health, Optimizing Fertility|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Now, I want to be very clear here, there is a strong correlation between males who are overweight and infertility. For years we have placed the malfunction of conceiving a child on women. But, recent [...]

3003, 2018

Know your rights: The Ohio Infertility Mandate

By |March 30th, 2018|Categories: Support|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Know your rights: The Ohio Infertility Mandate

The Ohio infertility mandate requires health maintenance organizations (HMOs) to provide basic health services, which includes infertility care, when medically necessary. A bulletin released by the department of insurance clarifies that IVF and other forms [...]

2303, 2018

Know your rights: The New York Infertility Mandate

By |March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Support|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Know your rights: The New York Infertility Mandate

The New York infertility mandate requires treatment for conditions that result in infertility, such as endometriosis and hypogonadism. It does not require insurance companies to cover costs associated with assisted reproduction but pushes for the [...]

2203, 2018

Know your rights: The New Jersey Infertility Mandate

By |March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Support|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Know your rights: The New Jersey Infertility Mandate

The New Jersey infertility mandate formally called the New Jersey Family Building Act was enacted in 2001 and requires that any health insurance policy that covers more than 50 people and covers pregnancy related benefits [...]

2003, 2018

Know your rights: The Montana Fertility Coverage Mandate

By |March 20th, 2018|Categories: Support|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Know your rights: The Montana Fertility Coverage Mandate

The Montana infertility mandate, enacted in 1987, requires HMOs to provide coverage for “infertility services” as a basic health care service that must be covered but it doesn't define infertility or which services must be [...]

1703, 2018

Does insurance cover male infertility?

By |March 17th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Support, Treatment Options|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Does insurance cover male infertility?

When you are trying to grow your family and month after month passes with no pregnancy, the wheels start turning, what could be going on? Doctors are great resources, but they can be expensive and [...]

1603, 2018

Know your rights: The Massachusetts Infertility Mandate

By |March 16th, 2018|Categories: Support|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Know your rights: The Massachusetts Infertility Mandate

The Massachusetts infertility mandate, enacted in 1987, is hailed as one of the most comprehensive in the country by requiring infertility be treated like any other medical condition and not mandating a cap on coverage [...]

1303, 2018

Know your rights: The Maryland Infertility Mandate

By |March 13th, 2018|Categories: Support|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Know your rights: The Maryland Infertility Mandate

The Maryland infertility mandate, enacted in 1985, requires group insurance carriers that offer pregnancy benefits to also cover diagnosis and treatment for infertility including in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures. This law is more generous than [...]

1303, 2018

Know your rights: The Louisiana Infertility Mandate

By |March 13th, 2018|Categories: Support|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Know your rights: The Louisiana Infertility Mandate

The Louisiana infertility mandate, enacted in 2002, makes it illegal to exclude coverage for a medical condition just because it results in infertility. It does not require coverage for fertility drugs, treatments or sterilization (getting [...]

603, 2018

Know your rights: The Illinois Infertility Mandate

By |March 6th, 2018|Categories: Support|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Know your rights: The Illinois Infertility Mandate

The Illinois infertility mandate, enacted in 1991, requires group insurers and HMOs who provide pregnancy related benefits to also provide coverage for fertility treatments, including in vitro fertilization (IVF). Further information is clarified in the [...]

603, 2018

Know your rights: The Hawaii Infertility Mandate

By |March 6th, 2018|Categories: Support|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Know your rights: The Hawaii Infertility Mandate

The Hawaii infertility mandate, enacted in 1989, requires any fertility coverage, including a single IVF cycle, in any plan that also provides maternity coverage for couples who have been trying unsuccessfully to conceive for 5 [...]

603, 2018

Know your rights: The Connecticut Infertility Mandate

By |March 6th, 2018|Categories: Support|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Know your rights: The Connecticut Infertility Mandate

The Connecticut infertility mandate, enacted in 1989, requires health insurance organizations to provide coverage for medically necessary expenses in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, including IVF procedures. It was amended in 2005, to allow [...]

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