A new study that found one in eight women, and one in ten men, experience infertility issues – with about half of them not getting or seeking medical assistance for it – has put the FDA-cleared, drug- and hormone-free home infertility treatment from Conceivex in the spotlight.
Released in late 2015, The Conception Kit is a three-month treatment prescription-only medical device for at-home use. It’s indicated for assisted insemination with low sperm count, low sperm motility, and hostile vaginal environment.
The kit contains three FDA-cleared conception caps made from soft surgical grade silicon, one practice conception cap, 24 ovulation predictors for timing the Luteinizing Hormone Surge (LHSurge), three latex-free conceivex semen collectors, three sperm-friendly intimate moisturizers, three pregnancy tests, a conception wheel, a conception journal, and an instruction manual for three monthly cycles.
How the kit works is that after intercourse, semen is transferred from a semen collector that a male can wear during sex to a conception cap. It’s then inserted into the vagina and placed over the cervix, where sperm cells are placed in direct contact with the cHome ervical opening for anywhere between four to six hours.
On average, a single cycle of in vitro fertilization (IVF) costs $12,500, according to the American Society for Reproduction Medicine, and is not always covered by insurance. In comparison, the kit can be purchased for a $30-$75 co-pay, or about $360 out of pocket.
The kit has also received approval from various religious groups, including The National Catholic Bioethics Center and Catholic Bishops, Focus on the Family, and A.T.I.M.E, the international Jewish organization. All of them determined that the Conception Kit can fit within their teachings as a first step towards conception.
“The Conception Kit addresses a number of the reasons we believe people who face infertility issues don’t get medical help,” said Michael La Vean, President and Founder of Conceivex. “I encourage people who may be struggling to conceive to look into all possible options and discuss the best route to fulfill your family goals with your doctor.”
The Conception Kit is available in more than 65,000 pharmacies in the U.S., including Walmart, Target, Walgreens, and others.