Over the last week, the world was stunned to hear the story of a same-sex couple who were both able to carry their new baby through a process known as Effortless IVF. Rather than using a test tube, Effortless IVF incorporates a new technology known as InvoCell. InvoCell implants a device that contains an egg and sperm in the patient’s vagina and allows fertilization to happen there, rather than in a test tube. Dr. Edward Nejat, Generation Next fertility expert, explains that the InvoCell basically functions as an incubator. Dr. Nejat explains that the embryo or embryos are allowed to develop for several days and then the InvoCell is removed from the body. At this point, embryos are tested and then frozen for future use.

Although this procedure is relatively new, early results are extremely promising. More than 200 couples have already utilized this approach to fertility. Unfortunately, according to Dr. Nejat, this approach is not yet covered by insurance companies. However, over time, this may change. Increasingly, insurance companies are covering standard IVF and other fertility treatments — enabling more and more Americans to successfully address their fertility challenges. As Dr. Nejat explained to UNews, this seems to represent a comprehensive change in thinking about fertility.

Technological innovations are continually expanding the frontier of what is possible in the fertility sphere, and Generation Next Fertility Clinic continues to pride itself on being an innovator for its clients. Next Generation, and its highly qualified medical team, works with its clients to ensure that they have all of the information needed to make the best decisions for them and their family and that they have access to cutting-edge technology.

We would also like thank UNews for conducting this interview and continuing to educate the public about fertility innovations.