The fertility market
Our vision is to help the #1 dream of every infertile couple come true.
There are a number of economic, sociological, and medical factors that put this dream out of the reach of couples all over the world. Which is why there is a growing need for the use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) globally. Where there is a need, a will and a vision, there is great market potential.
In developed countries, there is a low reproduction capacity with not enough children being born to sustain the population in the future. To maintain the current population, an average of 2.1 children per female need to be born.
This population deficit underscores a serious need for fertility treatment. Assisting fertility will play an increasingly important role in the stabilization and demographic management of a country’s population.
Age-related infertility has become more common due to various societal changes.
Women now give birth for the first time later.
The below figure shows a significant increase in the average age at first birth since 1970. Nowadays there are more women in the work force and many people wait to advance in their career before having children. In addition, many people get married at an older age and there is also a tendency to delay having children in order to have better financial security.
Unfortunately, these societal changes do not correlate well with the biological facts of female fertility. It is a medical fact that women’s infertility decreases with age, with a significant decline after the age of 32. This is due to age-related changes that occur in a woman’s ovaries.
Male infertility is also increasing. Unlike females, age is not the main cause of male infertility, although evidence clearly shows that males above the age of 45 have genetically-poorer sperm quality.
There are also other factors that contribute to increasing infertility in males. In both developed and developing countries, there has been a large increase in the amount of chemical toxins and by-products, which have been proven to negatively influence sperm quality. Human ART can help couples facing this problem with either sperm treatment services or full ICSI cycles.