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Infertility is a widespread, heartbreaking problem. Millions of Americans have experienced difficulties conceiving a child, as well as the related emotional, financial and medical issues.

At a certain point, trying becomes…trying. Relationships can be strained by the continued disappointment and the sense that you aren’t fulfilling your expectations of motherhood – or society’s expectations of masculinity. The pain can become very real and feel ever-present. Sex isn’t for fun anymore.

Now there is a new home-use conception aid available over the counter in pharmacies nationwide and online, cleared by the FDA, that can help your chances of conceiving “the old-fashioned way.”

The Stork® OTC includes two innovative parts: an updated cervical cap (similar to a condom) and an applicator device used to place the cap (similar to the delivery of a tampon). After collecting semen in the cap during natural intercourse, the applicator efficiently and easily places it near the woman’s cervix. The cap stays in place, keeping the sperm where it needs to be, for up to six hours, while the woman continues her normal routine, then is easily removed with the attached cord, similar to tampon removal. Visit for more on how to use The Stork OTC.

This lets you take charge of your family planning, and act as a team while you do it. FDA-cleared applications for The Stork OTC include common fertility difficulties attributed to both men and women, including:

  • Low sperm count
  • Low sperm motility
  • Unfavorable vaginal environment
  • Unexplained infertility

The Stork OTC incorporates familiar elements with the condom-like cap and tampon-like delivery and removal of the cap, so you can use it at home, in private before having to try more aggressive treatments (or after having already tried them) – and without the same loss of intimacy. Cervical cap insemination has been around since the 1950s, with documented success rates between 10 and 20%,1, 2 similar to IUI.3 It may just be the conception aid that helps you get pregnant from “getting busy.” Visit to learn more and for online sales and store locations.

1”Therapeutic donor insemination: A prospective randomized trial of fresh versus frozen sperm.” Leslee L. Subak, MD, G. David Adamson, MD, Nancy L. Boltz, RNC. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Volume 166, Issue 6, Part 1, June 1992.
2”The cervical cap for home artificial insemination.” Corson SL, Batzer FR, Otis C, Fee, D. Journal of Reproductive Medicine, May 1986; 31(5)349-52.
3American Society for Reproductive Medicine:

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