First At-Home Conception Kit Puts Couples in Control of Their Fertility

New FDA-Cleared System Increases Chance of Becoming Pregnant Without Drugs

or Invasive Procedures



22 Mar, 2007, 01:00 ET from Conceivex, Inc.

    SARANAC, Mich., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- More than seven million
 Americans struggle with fertility issues each year(1) and until recently
 have had few options beyond expensive drugs or very expensive, invasive
 medical procedures. Now, there's a way for couples to increase their chance
 of becoming pregnant. The U.S. Food and Drug and Administration (FDA) has
 just granted 510(k) clearance to the Conceivex Conception Kit, the first
 and only comprehensive reproductive healthcare system designed for couples
 to use in the privacy of their own home.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070322/NYTH018 )
     "With one in eight couples in America experiencing difficulty becoming
 pregnant(2), many are desperate for an affordable solution that can fill
 the gap between wishing and more invasive procedures, which can cost
 between $1,500 and $20,000 per attempt. The Conception Kit is the only
 FDA-cleared reproductive healthcare system that does not involve drugs or
 invasive procedures and can increase a couple's chance of having a baby,"
 said Dr. Charles Barker, Jr., DO, a Board Certified Family Practice
 Physician and Conceivex Medical Advisory Board member.
     About the Conception Kit
     The Conception Kit contains fertility prediction tools, semen
 collectors and the only FDA-cleared cervical cap for conception, which are
 designed to be used together for up to three months in order to enhance a
 couple's opportunity to conceive. The cornerstone of the kit is the
 Conception Cap, which brings the semen in direct contact with the cervix
 for four to six hours, thereby increasing the opportunity for sperm to move
 into the uterine cavity and fertilize an egg. Each element of the kit works
 together to address the more common male and female issues that interfere
 with conception, including low sperm count, reduced sperm motility, a
 tilted cervix, timing ovulation, a hostile vaginal environment and a
 couple's position during sex.
     "For many couples facing fertility issues, the stress and anxiety
 associated with lengthy treatments and failed attempts can be overwhelming.
 The Conception Kit is designed to put couples back in control of their
 family planning by empowering them with valuable tools, information that is
 easy to understand, and a straight forward step-by-step process that
 enhances their chance of becoming pregnant, all in the privacy of their own
 home," said Barker.
     In addition to the three-month supply of patented Conception Caps, the
 Conception Kit includes a broad range of conception-related information,
 three non-latex semen collectors, 24 ovulation predictors, two conception
 timing wheels, three pregnancy test kits, a medical provider note, an
 instruction manual and a journal to record an individual's progress. The
 kit also includes three packages of a sperm-friendly intimate moisturizer
 to ensure maximum comfort during intercourse.
     How It Works
     The Conception Kit helps couples through an easy step-by-step process
 for couples to use at home as part of their reproduction routine:
     * Step One: Decide when you would like to become pregnant using the
       conception timing wheel.
 
     * Step Two: Record details of menstrual cycle in the conception journal.
 
     * Step Three: Using the ovulation predictor, identify the most fertile day
       in a given month.
 
     * Step Four: Enjoy sex as normal, using the semen collector and sperm
       friendly intimate moisturizer.
 
     * Step Five: Immediately transfer the semen from the semen collector into
       the Conception Cap.
 
     * Step Six: Place the Conception Cap over the cervix.
 
     * Step Seven: Remove the Conception Cap after 4 to 6 hours.
 
     * Step Eight: At the end of your cycle, use the pregnancy test kit to
       determine if pregnancy has been achieved.
 
     How to Obtain the Conception Kit
     More than four million babies are born each year in America(3), but
 it's not always easy to conceive. Couples who want to learn more about
 conception and ways to improve their chances of becoming pregnant can visit
 www.conceptionkit.com. The Conception kit is available through healthcare
 providers or for purchase at www.conceptionkit.com with a valid
 prescription. The Conception Kit is $299.95.
     About Conceivex
     Conceivex, Inc. is a privately owned reproductive healthcare company
 headquartered in Western, Michigan. The company developed and produced the
 Conception Cap and the Conception Kit. The Conceivex mission is to empower
 women and couples with health care products to assist them in reaching
 their reproductive goals. The Conception Kit is FDA cleared, and Health
 Canada & CE approved.
     (1) Source: National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for
         Disease Control and Prevention
 
     (2) Source: National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for
         Disease Control and Prevention
 
     (3) Source: National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for
         Disease Control and Prevention
 
 
     Media Contact:
     Karen Davis
     Zeno Group for Conceivex
     212.299.8962
     karen.davis@zenogroup.com
 
 

SOURCE Conceivex, Inc.
    SARANAC, Mich., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- More than seven million
 Americans struggle with fertility issues each year(1) and until recently
 have had few options beyond expensive drugs or very expensive, invasive
 medical procedures. Now, there's a way for couples to increase their chance
 of becoming pregnant. The U.S. Food and Drug and Administration (FDA) has
 just granted 510(k) clearance to the Conceivex Conception Kit, the first
 and only comprehensive reproductive healthcare system designed for couples
 to use in the privacy of their own home.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070322/NYTH018 )
     "With one in eight couples in America experiencing difficulty becoming
 pregnant(2), many are desperate for an affordable solution that can fill
 the gap between wishing and more invasive procedures, which can cost
 between $1,500 and $20,000 per attempt. The Conception Kit is the only
 FDA-cleared reproductive healthcare system that does not involve drugs or
 invasive procedures and can increase a couple's chance of having a baby,"
 said Dr. Charles Barker, Jr., DO, a Board Certified Family Practice
 Physician and Conceivex Medical Advisory Board member.
     About the Conception Kit
     The Conception Kit contains fertility prediction tools, semen
 collectors and the only FDA-cleared cervical cap for conception, which are
 designed to be used together for up to three months in order to enhance a
 couple's opportunity to conceive. The cornerstone of the kit is the
 Conception Cap, which brings the semen in direct contact with the cervix
 for four to six hours, thereby increasing the opportunity for sperm to move
 into the uterine cavity and fertilize an egg. Each element of the kit works
 together to address the more common male and female issues that interfere
 with conception, including low sperm count, reduced sperm motility, a
 tilted cervix, timing ovulation, a hostile vaginal environment and a
 couple's position during sex.
     "For many couples facing fertility issues, the stress and anxiety
 associated with lengthy treatments and failed attempts can be overwhelming.
 The Conception Kit is designed to put couples back in control of their
 family planning by empowering them with valuable tools, information that is
 easy to understand, and a straight forward step-by-step process that
 enhances their chance of becoming pregnant, all in the privacy of their own
 home," said Barker.
     In addition to the three-month supply of patented Conception Caps, the
 Conception Kit includes a broad range of conception-related information,
 three non-latex semen collectors, 24 ovulation predictors, two conception
 timing wheels, three pregnancy test kits, a medical provider note, an
 instruction manual and a journal to record an individual's progress. The
 kit also includes three packages of a sperm-friendly intimate moisturizer
 to ensure maximum comfort during intercourse.
     How It Works
     The Conception Kit helps couples through an easy step-by-step process
 for couples to use at home as part of their reproduction routine:
     * Step One: Decide when you would like to become pregnant using the
       conception timing wheel.
 
     * Step Two: Record details of menstrual cycle in the conception journal.
 
     * Step Three: Using the ovulation predictor, identify the most fertile day
       in a given month.
 
     * Step Four: Enjoy sex as normal, using the semen collector and sperm
       friendly intimate moisturizer.
 
     * Step Five: Immediately transfer the semen from the semen collector into
       the Conception Cap.
 
     * Step Six: Place the Conception Cap over the cervix.
 
     * Step Seven: Remove the Conception Cap after 4 to 6 hours.
 
     * Step Eight: At the end of your cycle, use the pregnancy test kit to
       determine if pregnancy has been achieved.
 
     How to Obtain the Conception Kit
     More than four million babies are born each year in America(3), but
 it's not always easy to conceive. Couples who want to learn more about
 conception and ways to improve their chances of becoming pregnant can visit
 www.conceptionkit.com. The Conception kit is available through healthcare
 providers or for purchase at www.conceptionkit.com with a valid
 prescription. The Conception Kit is $299.95.
     About Conceivex
     Conceivex, Inc. is a privately owned reproductive healthcare company
 headquartered in Western, Michigan. The company developed and produced the
 Conception Cap and the Conception Kit. The Conceivex mission is to empower
 women and couples with health care products to assist them in reaching
 their reproductive goals. The Conception Kit is FDA cleared, and Health
 Canada & CE approved.
     (1) Source: National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for
         Disease Control and Prevention
 
     (2) Source: National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for
         Disease Control and Prevention
 
     (3) Source: National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for
         Disease Control and Prevention
 
 
     Media Contact:
     Karen Davis
     Zeno Group for Conceivex
     212.299.8962
     karen.davis@zenogroup.com
 
 SOURCE Conceivex, Inc.