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MARRIED COUPLES WITH INFERTILITY PROBLEMS MAY HAVE THEIR PRAYERS ANSWERED WITH NEW FDA-APPROVED METHOD Safe, easy to use and affordable method of conception can help millions of couples struggling with infertility SARANAC, Mich. — Couples struggling with infertility can significantly increase their chances of becoming pregnant with a new FDA-approved product that brings sperm in direct contact with the cervical opening, giving the sperm a better chance of reaching and fertilizing the egg. The Conception Cap® is the only product of its kind that is FDAapproved and can be used in the privacy of the home. The Conception Cap® holds a U.S. patent, is ISO 13485-certified and has also received Canadian and European medical approval.
According to Dr. Charles R. Barker Jr., D.O., of Belding, Mich., “For many couples, the inability to conceive a child brings feelings of failure and powerlessness. Infertility can be one of the most heartbreaking experiences that can challenge a couple’s relationship. The Conception Cap® is an option that might work for some of them and be the answer to their prayers.”
Studies conducted over the past two decades have shown conception caps to be nearly as effective as intrauterine insemination (IUI) and other clinical procedures, at a fraction of the cost. Fifteen percent of women of childbearing age experience difficulty in becoming pregnant. Many of these women who turn to expensive procedures would have benefited from using the Conception Cap.
Barker explains that conception caps are effective because they concentrate and hold sperm at the mouth of the uterus, which makes it much easier for the sperm to fertilize an egg. Unlike older devices, this Conception Cap can be used by couples in the privacy of their own home during the regular intimacy of their marriage. It is made of flexible, surgical-grade silicone and women may continue normal activity while it is in place.
“Sperm that are placed directly on the cervical opening with the Conception Cap do not have to deal with such issues as tilted cervix, high vaginal pH levels, being flushed out by gravity, low sperm count and low sperm motility,” he said.
Barker adds, “Until now, women who experienced difficulty becoming pregnant had few choices, other than invasive, expensive procedures. These techniques can cost as much as $18,000, must be performed in a clinic or hospital, and often have to be performed multiple times.”
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 6.1 million American women between the ages of 15 and 44 have an impaired ability to have children. Approximately nine million women in the U.S. have used infertility services.
Conceivex, Inc., a Michigan-based company, developed and produces the Conception Cap, which is sold online for $299.95 as part of the Conception Kit™.
The Conception Kit has completed a clinical trial by Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich., that concluded that users are able to clearly understand its Instructions for Use and can follow them successfully.
The lead investigator of the trial is Dorsey Ligon, M.D., program director of the Spectrum Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. Dr. Ligon says that “successful use” means that users of the kit can understand and follow the Kit’s instructions, 2
including being able to manipulate the semen collector, fill the Conception Cap and properly place the Cap onto the cervix without spilling the semen. The clinical trial also ensured that the user understands the warning labels, as well as the conditions that the Conception Kit will not overcome.
The Conception Cap is the only affordable, safe and effective medical device specifically designed for conception that has FDA, Health Canada and European approval. The Conception Capâ€™s design keeps it in place comfortably and most women, even those who have had children, are able to use it. Inserting the Conception Cap properly is painless and simple.
The Conception Kit contains everything a couple needs to greatly increase the chance of becoming pregnant over a three-month period â€“ Conception Caps, non-latex semen collectors, ovulation predictors, conception timing wheels, pregnancy test kits, a medical provider note and envelope, an instruction manual, a journal to record progress and sperm-friendly intimate moisturizer samples.
Additional information is available at www.conceptionkit.com.
Published on Mar 24, 2009
Published on Mar 24, 2009
CONTACT: Robyn Gorell/Colleen Kmiecik/Joel Epstein Marx Layne & Co. 248-855-6777 MARRIED COUPLES WITH INFERTILITY PROBLEMS MAY HAVE THE...