We overmedicate women
Most drugs have a 'one-size-fits-all' dosage despite obvious sex differences e.g. body fat composition. A study found that over 96% of common drugs are prescribed to women in too high doses leading to excess side effects.
Fertility treatment takes too long
Research suggests only 55% become pregnant after 8 cycles of treatment (around 12-14 months). Meanwhile the financial and emotional burden of treatment and long waiting lists also prolong treatment. This is not good enough.
The success rates in fertility treatment are too low
The highest possible success rate per treatment cycle is between 5-30%. Because of this, most women need many rounds of treatment to obtain a pregnancy. There is a direct link between time spent in treatment and issues with mental health.
Too many people are suffering from mental health issues
80% of people in fertility treatment experience issues with their mental health and 30% drop out due to this. The stress of not being able to fulfil the wish for a child has been associated with emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety and social isolation.
We enable breakthrough research in reproductive health and fertility treatment
wawa fertility collaborates with some of the world’s leading scientists to power research in fertility and fertility treatment. Any information you share is anonymized to maintain your privacy.
Over the next 30 years, more than a billion people worldwide will need help to start a family. wawa fertility partners with patients and some of the world’s leading researchers to develop breakthroughs in fertility treatment and reproductive health.