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Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute Hawaii's first IVF center. Since opening its doors in 1985, we have helped more than 6,000 couples from Hawaii, and around the world, achieve their dream of starting a family.
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On Veterans Day Please Urge your Member of Congress to CoSponsor HR 2257, Ending the Ban on IVF at the Dept. of VA Take Action! This Veterans' Day, please take the opportunity to write to your Member of Congress to urge co-sponsorship of HR 2257, a bill introduced by House Veterans Affairs' Committee Chairman Jeff Miller to lift the decades old ban that prevents the Department of VA from providing IVF care to veterans. The recent wars have seen a significant increase in the number of injuries to service members that impact their ability to reproduce without medical assistance. In 2012, the Department of Defense changed its policy to cover the cost of IVF for certain injured active duty members. To date, that policy has covered only 20 service members. Why so few? Because most of these service members are quickly separated from service and move over the VA health care system where their infertility care goes unmet due to this ban on IVF. Please contact your Member of Congress today and urge him/her to co-sponsor HR 2257 to correct this inequity in care by changing the policy at the Dept. of VA.
Congratulations to Team Pacific In Vitro who placed 3rd for largest team participant at the Walk Like MADD 5K event on Saturday! MADD Hawaii raised over $50,000.00! Thank you to all who support MADD Hawaii. Special thanks to Dr. Dominguez, who raised the most money on our team (actually raised more money than rest of the team put together)!
MAUI was great! Awesome seminar given by Dr. Celia Dominguez and you all had great questions and feedback for us. Based on the attendance and feedback, we may be going back soon!!
ASRM Applauds Introduction of Bill Lifting Ban on IVF for Veterans: ASRM BULLETIN Volume 17, Number 20 May 19, 2015 ASRM Applauds Introduction of Bill Lifting Ban on IVF for Veterans ASRM sent the following press release today. Washington, DC - Statement attributable to ASRM President Rebecca Z. Sokol, MD, MPH “We are thrilled to see the introduction of HR 2257. With introduction of this bill, Chairman Miller has made a vital step towards assuring our country lives up to its obligation to do its best to make our service members whole upon their return. For far too long, veterans whose service related injuries have left them unable to have children have not been able to access the best treatment available - In Vitro Fertilization. In fact, federal law currently bans the Department of Veterans Affairs from providing this care. Currently, active duty service members with certain classes of injuries have access to care that includes in vitro fertilization, while those who separate from service and enter the Department of VA health care system do not. This bill would rectify that inequity and address the reproductive health care needs of veterans that arose due to their service. IVF is a widely accepted and widely performed medical procedure in this country and throughout the world. Indeed, last year alone more than 60,000 babies were born thanks to IVF. There is no justification for a statutory ban on the VA providing IVF care to our veterans. We applaud Chairman Miller for his commitment to righting this wrong and call on Members of Congress to follow his lead. ASRM and its members stand fully committed to HR 2257. We pledge to partner with the various veterans organizations that support this bill to gain support for it from Members of Congress. It is time for Congress to finally remove this health care inequity that thwarts the ability of some veterans to build their families.” ASRM is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of reproductive medicine. The Society accomplishes its mission through the pursuit of excellence in education and research and through advocacy on behalf of patients, physicians, and affiliated health care providers. The Society is committed to facilitating and sponsoring educational activities for the lay public and continuing medical education activities for professionals who are engaged in the practice of and research in reproductive medicine. ASRM has more than 8,000 members in over 100 countries.
Hi Everyone! See the following message from RESOLVE: National Infertility Awareness Week April 19-25, 2015 Join the movement! Take part in helping RESOLVE and the entire infertility community raise awareness about our disease and combat the stigma associated with infertility during National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW). This year RESOLVE is urging the infertility community to spread the message, “You are not alone.” Infertility impacts 1 in 8 couples of reproductive age and can be a very isolating disease to face. Just hearing “You are not alone” can help in so many ways.