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Washington, DC, Fertility Guide
If you live in Washington, D.C. and are looking for a fertility doctor and clinic, you’ve got a lot of options. There are 4 major clinics in Washington, D.C. as well as 6 major clinics in Northern Virginia and 2 in Southern Maryland, according to the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) report. These clinics offer a wide variety of the most up-to-date, state-of-the-art reproductive technologies.
In addition to having a number of fertility clinics, Washington, D.C. is also one of the top areas of fertility research in America. The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda is one of the world leaders in researching male and female infertility. If you are struggling with infertility and live in the Washington, D.C., it may be worth keeping your eyes out for opportunities to participate in infertility research studies at the NIH or other research institutes. Currently, the largest fertility clinic in the US is actually in the Washington, D.C. area.
Anyone who has ever sat in traffic on the Beltway knows that accessibility is a key consideration in the Washington, D.C. area. Most fertility clinics in the Washington, D.C. area offer a choice between several offices across Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland and in Washington, D.C. itself to make it easy for patients to get to appointments. This may allow you to choose a clinic that meets your needs and then a branch that is accessible to you.
Unfortunately, Washington, D.C. is not one of the states that mandates insurance coverage of IVF, though both Maryland and Virginia do mandate IVF coverage. Especially as the economy has suffered in recent years, many fertility clinics are increasingly offering financing plans to patients to help try to ensure that those who want IVF can get it. This is something worth exploring as you choose a fertility clinic in the Washington, D.C. area.
Fertility treatment information and statistics from individual Washington, D.C.-area fertility clinics are available in the CDC and ASRM report.