Like many fertility doctors, I'm extremely passionate about spreading fertility awareness and shattering myths associated with our reproductive health. At a time when we have vast amounts of information at our fingertips, it can be so challenging to sort through what's based on opinion and anecdotes, and what's based on scientific evidence. Far too often, I have seen people come into the fertility clinic and, at the end of a visit, say, “ I wish I would have known about this sooner.” I wondered to myself: How can I help spread proven fertility information to the masses?
I've long been an admirer of Modern Fertility, closely following their website and social media feeds for several months. During the start of the pandemic in early 2020 — right around the time many fertility clinics shut down — I really started to delve into the research behind at-home fertility hormone testing for people with ovaries and looked closely at the work Modern Fertility was doing to help people get proactive about their reproductive health.
What Modern Fertility offers is an accessible and scientifically-driven approach to care for those seeking personalized information about hormone health and preconception. I realized that this company had the same goal I do: to provide approachable, evidence-based information to people on their reproductive journeys — we just go about it in different ways. I wanted to become a part of their approach, which is not just proactive, but scalable.
As more people are delaying parenthood to advance their education or careers, travel, pursue their passions, or whatever their reasons, it's so important that we all have access to reliable info about our fertility — especially how it changes over time, and steps we can take to preserve our fertility (if that's something you're interested in). Access to this information can be limited: It's well known that disparities in medical care exist, and not everyone has access to providers (both financially or geographically!).
Modern Fertility gives people an affordable option and the ability to access this information without leaving their home — a big step forward in removing barriers to fertility care.
I am excited and honored to work with the Modern Fertility family, and look forward to participating in the Modern Community, contributing to content, joining virtual events, and helping to build new products that give people exactly what they need to take power in their fertility.