Interesting Highlights from Survey
-91% of couples would have seen a fertility specialist sooner if they could do it all over again.
-54% of women incorrectly assume that fertility begins to decline at age 36 or older.
-62% of women surveyed believe news stories about celebrities over 40 having babies are good because they give hope.
-76% of potential patients and 71% of current patients are concerned about the number of injections.
-57% of women surveyed receive unsolicited advice from family and friends.
-3 out of 4 couples are concerned about the possibility of multiple births.
In the weeks to come, be on the lookout for comments and explanations regarding this survey from both David Diaz, MD, FACOG (Reproductive Endocrinologist & Fertility Specialist) and Joan Moody, RN, CNP (19 years’ experience with infertility).
Information regarding the survey
Merck recently conducted a survey to gain a deeper understanding of the fertility patient experience. 585 couples were surveyed over a 2 year period. In all cases, the woman (or both the woman and the man) had fertility issues.
All participants surveyed had difficulty getting pregnant in the past 24 months prior to the survey. Of the 585 couples surveyed, there was only one respondent per couple; 259 were women and 326 were men. Women were between ages 18-44 years old whereas the men were between ages 18-54 years old.
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