RMA of Connecticut Teams Up with PCOS Challenge to Offer One IVF Cycle Grant

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RMA of Connecticut is One of Four Fertility Clinics Participating Across the Country; Deadline to Apply 11/16

RMA of Connecticut teams up with PCOS Challenge

RMA of Connecticut joins forces with PCOS Challenge to provide a Family Building Grant

Dr. Ressler adds, “We are so excited to offer one free IVF cycle to a woman with PCOS through The PCOS Challenge Family Building Grant."

RMA of Connecticut, a leading fertility practice whose exceptional quality and care helps couples and individuals grow their family, has teamed up with The PCOS Challenge Family Building Grant to help patients with infertility caused by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) build their families, and includes a free IVF cycle. RMA of Connecticut is one of only four fertility clinics across the country participating in The PCOS Challenge Family Building Grant. The deadline to apply is November 16th. Grant recipients will be announced December 15th. Grants are awarded once per year.

RMA of Connecticut continues to bring awareness to PCOS sufferers. Last year, during PCOS month in September, RMA of Connecticut created special programming via social media, geared toward college-aged students, and they teamed up with PCOS influencers to spread the word about how to manage symptoms associated with PCOS. Dr. Ilana Ressler, a reproductive endocrinologist with RMA of Connecticut will conduct an Instagram Live this Thursday, October 22nd to help spread the word about The PCOS Challenge.

Dr. Ressler adds, “We are so excited to offer one free IVF cycle to a woman with PCOS through The PCOS Challenge Family Building Grant. PCOS affects up to 15% of women and can be the culprit of many symptoms, not least of which is irregular periods, or no periods at all. Because of this, women with PCOS may have difficulty conceiving and end up suffering from infertility. However, with the help of IVF, we can give these women a much greater chance at building their families. Many women with PCOS go on to have healthy babies, and we are so happy to assist in that.”

Grant submissions should be carefully reviewed to meet the criteria prior to applying. Applicants must include a personal statement (400 – 500 words) and all supporting materials in order to complete the grant application. Applications will NOT be considered if they do not contain the requested supporting materials below:

  • Physician Statement(s) – Letter from applicant’s physician in PDF format confirming applicant’s diagnosis of infertility caused by or related to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and that IVF is indicated for the applicant.
  • Photo – Headshot or photo of applicant or couple
  • Video Statement (Optional) – Applicant may provide a short video statement about why she/the couple is applying for this grant (up to two minutes). A link to an “Unlisted” or public video on YouTube or Vimeo may be submitted.

For more information about the PCOS Challenge Family Building Grant, covered services, and eligibility criteria, read here.

About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMA of Connecticut)
RMA of Connecticut is a leader in fertility care, specializing in a range of infertility treatments. Our assisted reproductive technologies (ART) include intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT). RMA of Connecticut is Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center. Through RMA of Connecticut’s Integrated Fertility and Wellness Center, we offer nutrition counseling, individual and couples psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga, as well as financing and support services for our patients going through infertility treatment.

Our internationally recognized Gay Parents To Be® program at RMA of Connecticut specializes in LGBTQ family building. For the last three years, RMA of Connecticut has been recognized as a Leader in Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign.

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