Infertility is a growing problem that quietly affects millions of men every year. Overall, 30-40% of infertility cases are caused by male reproductive issues of which sperm abnormalities plays a large role. Other causes of male infertility are idiopathic (unknown), testicular disorders, sperm transport issues or hormone signaling disorders. Understanding the causes of male infertility will help understand how it’s diagnosed and managed or potentially treated.
Ovulation is the process by which a woman’s body produces and releases an egg to be fertilized by a sperm cell, leading to reproduction. The entire ovulation process is regulated by the hormones, gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRh), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), estrogen and progesterone, which are produced in differing amounts throughout the menstrual cycle.
After hearing too many heartbreaking stories about people struggling to start a family, finding out their health insurance wouldn't cover them, and not being able to afford treatments...
Nubundle was born.
We felt the need to try and solve a problem for the millions of individuals that struggle quietly and are left behind in the healthcare system. To highlight some of the real issues that members of this community face, we are sharing two personal stories that emphasize the fact that fertility struggles are never a one size fits all.
Infertility is a clinical diagnosis that can only be made in women after one year of trying to conceive without success prior to age 35, or six months after turning 35. We often get asked questions about new articles people read online, so we thought we’d share our own article to address fertility by the numbers.
1 in 7 couples have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy.
Trying to become a parent seems harder than ever nowadays. And once you have children, navigating your job and career while balancing your responsibilities at home is more challenging than ever.
While experiencing infertility is never a burden anyone should have to face, there is a growing contingent of Chicago companies that are making it easier to navigate through it.
They are saying it’s not ok to leave women and families alone in their struggles and they’re taking action to help. Each have their own approach to make an impact, and collectively, are making Chicago a great place to be for growing families.
Anyone can struggle to start a family. No matter what race, religion, sexuality or economic status you are, infertility doesn’t discriminate. The number of people affected is growing, and today, almost 1 in 6 couples face fertility issues.
Nubundle proudly supports National Infertility Awareness Week from April 21 to 27. This week unites millions of Americans who want to remove the stigmas and barriers that stand in the way of building families.
The time is right to simultaneously reduce costs and improve outcomes for families experiencing fertility problems
Fertility care in the U.S. is relatively much more expensive than other parts of the covered healthcare system, in large part because it hasn’t benefited from insurers and other stakeholders pushing medical scientists and providers to find ways to drive down costs and improve outcomes. We are in the very early stages of companies within the fertility care ecosystem using a more holistic data driven approach to achieve those goals, looking at demographic, behavioral and clinical data from before individuals seek treatment to well after.
Millennials make up nearly 75% of the workforce and 90% of new parents. As they start their own families, they face rapid rises in healthcare, childcare and education costs.
Millennials also care about a broader range of issues than most employers are set up to offer. They want gender equality as they pursue careers and parenthood, they seek out products that save them time, they solve problems with their smartphones first, they are cautious about which companies they trust and have a rising sense of social responsibility. When choosing between jobs with comparable pay and responsibilities, 96% say that healthcare benefits are the most important factor.