We’re Grateful We Can Help You Expand Your Family Using Fertility Treatments

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At the Utah Fertility Center, we are thankful to be able to assist patients seeking to expand their families with the help of proven fertility treatments. If you and your partner are having problems conceiving, our Utah Fertility Center team is here to help you create an effective treatment plan.

U.S. Fertility Rates

The U.S. total fertility rate (TFR) has been slowly rising from 1.7 children per woman in 1975 to 2.1 in 2007. Interestingly, a woman’s fertility rate has risen the most for those in their 30’s, likely because higher education allows them to have more children. Typically, higher wages offer women affordable help with child care, cooking and house cleaning without giving up their career in the process. But as recently as 2020, the total US fertility rate has decreased by nearly 30%.*

Fertility Rates and the Pandemic

It seems that a year before the pandemic, the TFR decreased slightly between 2019 and 2020, dropping for younger women while increasing in women who are 35-40 and older. One thing to consider is that the negative impact of the pandemic is greatest in the fertility of women who are still in their prime childbearing age—30- to 34-year-olds. They were most likely to have young children still at home and had to leave their jobs to support their children’s online education from the pandemic shift.

Overall, the TFR did not change much during this last year as the negative impact of the pandemic on women of prime childbearing age was offset by the increase in the birth rates for women who were in the 20- to 24-year-old range (possibly choosing pregnancy over working as the labor market wasn’t favorable to starting their career).

Even before the pandemic hit, births in the US were decreasing, slowing down our population growth and intensifying during the pandemic. Just last year we experienced 3.6 million births in the United States, which is down 4% from the year before. Despite an increase in 2014, the number of births has since gone down an average of 2% per year (making it the lowest number of births in the US since 1979.) The real impact of the pandemic won’t be seen until next year in the data from 2021, recording babies born after the pandemic began.

Seeking Fertility Treatment

If you have made the life-changing decision to conceive, there is help to give you hope and opportunity for a brighter future. we have a variety of solutions such as hormone treatments, fertility drugs and cycles, surgery and so much more, to increase your potential for conception. Our Utah Fertility Center team of Reproductive Endocrinologists is ready to help you expand your options so you can achieve your goals with all the possibilities available to you. We welcome you to give us a call to learn more about our treatment options listed here!

Fertility Testing / Treatment Options

  • Male and Female Fertility Testing
  • Hormone Assay
  • Semen Analysis
  • Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
  • Sonohystogram (water ultrasound)
  • Ovulation Induction (Timed Intercourse)
  • IUI (Intrauterine Insemination)
  • IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)
  • FET (Frozen Embryo Transfer)
  • Genetic Testing
  • Gender Selection
  • Third-Party Reproduction
  • Become an Egg Donor
  • Use an Egg Donor
  • Gestational Carrier
  • LGBTQ Family Building
  • Advanced Surgery
  • Fertility Preservation

*The Pandemic’s Influence on U.S. Fertility Rates

US birth rates 2020: New data shows pandemic impacts