RMACT Joins RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association®for Advocacy Day in Washington, DC

by Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT Care Team

Norwalk, CT, May 07, 2014

Dr. Spencer Richlin of Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) will meet with Connecticut representatives Senator Richard Blumenthal, Senator Chris Murphy, and Congressman Jim Himes to discuss infertility and The Family Act (H.R. 3522). Dr. Richlin is taking part of Advocacy Day with hundreds of Americans and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association on Capitol Hill to voice their struggles with infertility, including its emotional, physical, and financial impact on patients’ lives.

 

During his meetings with Senator Richard Blumenthal, Senator Chris Murphy, and Congressman Jim Himes, Dr. Richlin will discuss The Family Act, a proposed legislation that would allow more people to afford in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments, allow wounded vets to seek IVF treatment to build their family, and advocate for the Adoption Tax Credit to remain permanent.

 

“My patients are courageous and resilient in the face of infertility, but they need support,” says Dr. Richlin, a Board Certified reproductive endocrinologist. “Everyday my team and I help our patients by providing them with the medical and emotional tools that will help them successfully build their families. And now we are asking Congress to support them through The Family Act.”

 

In addition to its presence in Washington D.C., RMACT has been encouraging patients to take part in a letter writing campaign. According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 7.3 million Americans, or 1 in 8 couples of childbearing, age are infertile. Advocacy Day is an opportunity for patients around the country to unite by telling their stories and making an appeal for support through this important legislation.

 

About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) 
RMACT specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (SelectCCS). RMACT, Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center, is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. RMACT has offices in Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford and Trumbull, and an affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Putnam and Dutchess counties. RMACT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services, such as nutrition counseling, massage therapy, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga, through RMACT’s Integrated Fertility and Wellness Center.

 

The RMACT team includes lead physicians Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin and Joshua M. Hurwitz, as well as fertility specialists Drs. Cynthia M. Murdock and Shaun C. Williams. All physicians are Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists and are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Societies. Each has received numerous awards, and all five are Castle Connolly "Top Doctors." RMACT’s IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and CLIA; other accreditations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). For more information visit http://www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.

Topics: RMACT, Infertility Awareness, Support

RMACT Joins RESOLVE

by Katie Gaines

RMACT Joins RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association

To Observe National Infertility Awareness Week®

National Public Education Initiative Takes Place April 21-April 27, 2013

 

NORWALK, CT (April 22, 2013) – Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association will recognize National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW), April 21 through April 27, joining millions of women and men fighting the disease of infertility, healthcare professionals, psychologists and other thought leaders to promote greater awareness about infertility.

 

RESOLVE works to improve the lives of women and men living with infertility. One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age is diagnosed with infertility. RESOLVE addresses this public health issue by providing community to these women and men, connecting them with others who can help, empowering them to find resolution and giving voice to their demands for access to all family building options.

 

“Fertility education is an important part of our practice throughout the year, and especially during NIAW,” says Dr. Mark Leondires, medical director of RMACT, which hosted 32 educational seminars for patients and the general public last year. “Our goal is to help women and men find answers and get the support they need to make important medical decisions and address the medical, emotional, social and economic challenges infertility can present.”

 

Barbara Collura, RESOLVE’s President/CEO, says: “The theme of National Infertility Awareness Week® is ‘Join the Movement,’ and RESOLVE is delighted to work with practices and organizations across the country to call attention to the disease of infertility. This is a wonderful week when our community comes together to rally around the cause of infertility.”

 

RESOLVE’s NIAW 2013 is supported by its NIAW Partners: EMD Serono, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, First Response, Freedom Fertility Pharmacy, Merck, OptumHealth, OvaScience, Rite Aid, Shady Grove Fertility, and Univfy.

 

About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT)

RMACT specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS). RMACT, Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center, is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. RMACT has offices in Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford and Trumbull, and affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Putnam and Dutchess counties. RMACT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services, such as nutrition counseling, massage therapy, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga, through RMACT Integrated Fertility and Wellness Center.

 

The RMACT team includes lead physicians Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin and Joshua M. Hurwitz, as well as fertility specialists Drs. Cynthia M. Murdock and Shaun C. Williams. All physicians are Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists and are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Societies. RMACT’s IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and CLIA; other accreditations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). For more information visit www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.

 

About RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association

Established in 1974, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders. One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age is diagnosed with infertility. RESOLVE addresses this public health issue by providing community to these women and men, connecting them with others who can help, empowering them to find resolution and giving voice to their demands for access to all family building options. For more information, visit www.RESOLVE.org.

 

About National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW)

Founded by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, NIAW is a movement that raises awareness about the disease of infertility and encourages the public to take charge of their reproductive health. Each year the infertility community comes together for one week to focus on ensuring that people trying to conceive know the guidelines for seeing a specialist when they are trying to conceive; enhancing public understanding that infertility is a disease that needs and deserves attention; and educating legislators about the disease of infertility and how it impacts people in their state. In 2010 NIAW became a federally recognized health observance by the Department of Health and Human Services. For more information, visit www.resolve.org/niaw.

 

 

 

Topics: Infertility Awareness, Support