A Letter from Our Founders: Dr. Barrett Cowan & Pamela Pure
We are male fertility specialists. For the last 23 years, we have been working to help couples have a child. In many cases, couples seek out our services after years of trying to get pregnant. Every year, we watch families struggle with infertility and we witness the joy and relief that many experience when they finally hold their new baby.
Most people assume that getting pregnant is the “woman’s job” and often forget that it really does take two to tango. Statistics show that 1 in 8 couples has trouble getting pregnant and in over 50% of cases a male factor is involved, however men are rarely evaluated or treated. Although male fertility issues are common, men want to be strong and virile and often find it difficult to discuss or evaluate their fertility status. We live in a country with 19,000 OB/GYNs, 1,700 reproductive endocrinologists, and less than 200 male fertility specialists. As a result, we shouldn’t be surprised by the limited amount of information available on male fertility treatment or the fact that there is extremely limited access to experts in the field.
We created Posterity Health to change things. We want to educate, engage, and encourage couples to approach the conception process together as an integrated unit. We want to promote the proactive and concurrent evaluation of the male partner early in the process and we want men to understand that many male factor issues are treatable or reversible with specialized care. We have assembled a group of world-renowned male fertility experts to create a treatment strategy that includes virtual visits, at-home diagnostics, and in-person consults. Because we believe that Integrated Couples Care is the best way to create families, we created the Posterity Health Male Fertility Alliance: a partnership with OB/GYNS and Fertility Centers to make it easy for you to get the best care available across the country.
We launched Posterity Health to raise awareness of the commonality of male factor issues, to eliminate the stigma that often inhibits action, and to provide the very best male fertility care. Simply put, we created Posterity Health because we share one collective goal: the birth of a healthy child.