RMACT Offers Fertility Testing for Female Teachers

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Fairfield County’s Leading Fertility Clinic is Running Its Teachers Program for the Third Summer

Dr. Spencer Richlin, reproductive endocrinologist

Dr. Spencer Richlin, fertility specialist and partner at RMACT

“AMH testing provides important information, and it has helped many teachers in the past two years to make decisions about their family building,” says Dr. Spencer Richlin, a partner and fertility expert at RMACT.

For the third consecutive summer, female teachers interested in their reproductive health, whether they plan to start a family now or in the future, can visit Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) for a free anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) blood test. AMH is an excellent measure of a woman’s ovarian reserve, which naturally declines with age. For more details and to register for the event, teachers may visit: http://www.rmact.com/teachers or email amh(at)rmact(dot)com.

“AMH testing provides important information, and it has helped many teachers in the past two years to make decisions about their family building,” says Dr. Spencer Richlin, a partner and fertility expert at RMACT. “As any teacher will tell you, education is important. The earlier we have this information, the more options patients have in the future regarding their reproductive health.”

From June 20 – August 31, any female teacher interested in her reproductive health, whether she plans to start a family now or in the future, can visit any of RMACT’s four Connecticut locations (Danbury, Norwalk, Stamford and Trumbull). RMACT’s medical staff will be available to draw blood for the AMH tests from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Monday through Friday on a walk-in basis.

Teachers who come to RMACT will have their blood drawn and will receive a phone call from an RMACT nurse with results within 10 business days. The AMH blood test can be drawn at any time of a woman’s menstrual cycle, even if she is on Birth Control Pills so there is no special scheduling required. If the teacher finds she is in need of fertility treatment or further testing, RMACT will give her a $250 credit towards treatment costs at RMACT.

AMH levels are widely recognized as a reliable indicator of a woman’s reproductive potential; however, for a more thorough understanding of their fertility, patients should schedule an individual consultation at RMACT that includes a complete diagnostic work-up. For women, this diagnostic testing includes AMH, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and hysterosalpingogram (HSG). For men, who contribute to up to 40 percent of infertility issues, diagnostic testing includes semen analysis. Both partners will also discuss their family and medical histories during their initial consultations.

About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT)
RMACT specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and Pre-implantation Genetic Screening (PGS). RMACT, Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center, is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. RMACT has offices in Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford and Trumbull, and now in Poughkeepsie, NY. RMACT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services, such as nutrition counseling, massage therapy, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga, through RMACT’s Integrated Fertility and Wellness Center.

The RMACT team includes lead physicians Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin and Joshua M. Hurwitz, as well as fertility specialists Drs. Cynthia M. Murdock and Shaun C. Williams. All five physicians are Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists and are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Societies. Each has received numerous awards, and all five are Castle Connolly "Top Doctors." RMACT’s IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and CLIA; other accreditations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). For more information visit http://www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.

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