Increasingly, forward-thinking companies are developing and implementing wellness programs as a way to improve their employees’ health and productivity while reducing healthcare costs. And yet, many leave out a key piece when it comes to
providing a well-rounded wellness program for their employees - fertility.
Reproductive health issues affect both men and women, whether they are currently trying to avoid pregnancy, planning a pregnancy, actively trying to get pregnant, or are pregnant. Many women who use hormonal birth control report negative side effects ranging from migraines to depression - yet, 50% of all pregnancies in the US are unintended, so having an effective method of birth control is
On the other hand, approximately 1 in 10 couples in the US who do want to get pregnant will have difficulty doing so. And, amongst all women of reproductive age, the percentages of those affected by hormonal imbalances such as Polycystic Ovarian
Syndrome (PCOS) or progesterone/estrogen imbalance are on the rise.
Essentially, many of your employees who are of reproductive age could likely benefit from the inclusion of reproductive health resources in your company’s wellness program.
The good news is, there are effective, inexpensive resources that can help you incorporate fertility support for women, men, and couples into your program. One such resource is Kindara, a free mobile app that women can use to track signs relevant to their fertility each day. This data can help a woman maximize her chances of getting pregnant, avoid pregnancy naturally with the same effectiveness as the Pill, and gain valuable insights into her overall
By tracking her signs usingKindara, a woman can pinpoint imbalances in her cycle that may give her practitioner clues about an underlying health problem or cause for infertility. Using data gathered from Kindara, her practitioner may be able to more thoroughly assess her case and be able to recommend alternative, potentially less expensive and invasive treatment options.
Additionally, the app contains a Knowledge Base section intended to provide all the information a woman or couple needs in order to accurately track and interpret their fertility data. A Community feature then allows women to share their data with other app users, view data shared by other women who may be experiencing similar reproductive health issues, and collectively support and learn from one another as they discuss
fertility-related matters with these women.