March 23, 2007 Millions of people the world over struggle with fertility issues each year and until recently have had few options beyond expensive drugs or very expensive, invasive medical procedures. The Conceivex Conception Kit is the first comprehensive reproductive healthcare system designed for couples and was this week granted 510K clearance by the U.S. FDA. The Conception Kit contains fertility prediction tools, semen collectors and the only FDA-cleared home-use cervical cap for conception, which are designed to be used together for up to three months in order to enhance the couple’s chance of becoming pregnant. The cornerstone of the US$300 kit is the Conception Cap, which brings the semen in direct contact with the cervix for four to six hours, increasing the opportunity for sperm to move into the uterine cavity and fertilize an egg at the most opportune time.
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There used to be two fool-proof methods of conception. The first involved a Barry White album, a bottle of brandy, a fireplace and a bearskin rug. The second method was a couple fifths of Mad Dog 20/20, the backseat of a Chevy Malibu and reckless disregard for birth control. But now that conception is big business, something else is clearly needed. This is likely a result of people with more stressful lives waiting longer to have kids, so we support this bedroom-aid. Just don’t let them get wind of it at Harvard, lest Crimson baby-daddies go running amok.