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Seattle, WA, Fertility Guide
Though in general the West Coast of the US has fewer fertility clinic options than the East Coast, the Seattle area is an exception. According to the latest Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) report, there are seven Seattle fertility clinics, plus a clinic in Bellingham and one in Spokane (plus one more in Seattle that did not provide data). Some of these fertility clinics have more than 30 years of experience in reproductive medicine. Several of these fertility clinics also have among the highest success rates in the country. A newly announced merger between two fertility clinics in the Seattle area will create the largest fertility clinic in the Northwest by later in 2011.
The number of Seattle fertility clinics gives local residents a choice of excellent fertility doctors, allowing you to find one that you are comfortable with and who offers the fertility treatments you need. Several Seattle-area fertility doctors are national experts in reproductive aging and fertility, including a former president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Others are pioneers of new fertility treatments.
Seattle is also a city very open to complementary treatments for infertility. According to the Seattle Times, about 20-30% of IVF patients at Seattle fertility clinics use acupuncture as well. These patients benefit from a Washington state law that insurers must pay for acupuncture treatment for problems acupuncture covers. This means that acupuncture clinics and other complementary therapies are widely available in Seattle, often directly in conjunction with fertility clinics.
Fertility treatment information and statistics from individual Seattle fertility clinics are available in the most recent Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Report, which is compiled and published by the CDC.