What is Conceivex? Conceivex, Inc. is a medical device company that specializes in reproductive health. Conceivex, Inc. manufacturers and sells the Conception Cap and the Conception Kit.
Why should I, as a physician, recommend using the Conception Kit and Conception Cap? The Conception Kit is a safe, effective and inexpensive (when compared to invitro, drugs and testing) way to help your patients conceive around a predetermined time. The Conception Kit will enhance the opportunity to conceive for those patients who are having minor fertility issues.
What is the CPT code for reimbursement? The CPT Code is 57170
What are the components of the Conception Kit? The Conception Kit includes the a three month supply of the following: one Conception Cap per month (3 total), eight ovulation predictors per month (24 total), one pregnancy test kit per month (3 total), one non latex condom (3 total), one sperm friendly moisturizer packet per month (3 total). The Conception Kit also includes one Conception Journal, one Conception Wheel, and one medical provider note.
What fertility issues does the Conception Kit aid? The Conception Kit can help enhance the opportunity to conceive when the following fertility issues are a factor:
- Motility issues with sperm
- Diminished sperm count
- Position of the penis opening (hypospadias & epispadias)
- Position of the cervix (tipped)
- Hostile Vaginal environment
- Position of intercourse
What fertility issues does the Conception not address? The Conception Kit can not over come the following fertility issues:
- Scarred Uterus
- Blocked Fallopian Tube
- Luteal Phase Defect
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Low amounts of Follicle Stimulating Hormone
- Genital Warts
- Polyps and Fibroids
Can a man/woman with a latex allergy use the Conception Kit? Yes. The Conception Kit contains no latex.
What is the Conception Cap? The Conception Cap is a cervical cap used to help couples conceive. The Conception Cap is the main component inside the Conception Kit. Currently, the Conception Kit is the only over-the-counter conception product on the market that uses this type of technology.
What is a cervical cap? Cervical caps have been used for conception and contraception since the 1950's. Early models were made from surgical steel and later rubber. The FDA defines a "cervical cap" in the Code of Federal Regulations #21CFR884.5250 as: "...a flexible cuplike receptacle that fits over the cervix to collect menstrual flow or to aid artificial insemination." The modern cervical cap is made from surgical grade silicon and can be fitted by the patient or their Family Practice, General or OB/GYN Practitioner.
Who designed the Conception Cap? Mr. Michael La Vean designed the Conception Cap. Mr. La Vean has a long history in reproductive health care. In 1999 Mr. La Vean won the Gynecological Innovation of the Year Award in both France and Italy for the development of the Oves Brand of over-the-counter contraceptive cervical caps. During that time, Michael saw a need for a safe and effective over-the-counter product to help couples having difficulties conceiving a baby. It occurred to him that a variation of his contraception invention could be used to fill that vast need. Determined to realize the full potential of his product design and bring it to new markets, Michael started Conceivex, Inc. Today Conceivex, Inc. manufacturers the Conception Cap and the Conception Kit.
How is the Conceivex's Conception Cap made? The Conceivex Conception Cap is a thin (less than a 1/4 mm thick) dome attached to a rim with a loop to help with removal. Made with GE Bayer Silopren LSR 4040, it is 30 mm across the interior part of the rim and should accommodate the vast majority of nuliparous women. On the interior of the rim there are vary thin flanges that bend down and help keep the Conception Cap in place. The mechanical action is not unlike a Chinese Finger Puzzle.
What is the advantage of the Conceivex, Inc. Conception Cap? The Conception Cap allows the user to place the contents of the ejaculate directly on the cervix. When utilized inconjuction with the other contents of the Conception Kit (ovulation predictors, non latex condom and sperm friendly moisturizer), it can increase the ability to conceive.
Can the Conception Cap be used with fertility medications? There is no contraindication to using the cap with fertility medication.
Who should use the Conception Cap? Any healthy female that wishes to conceive can use the Conception Cap. Women who wish to time a pregnancy and delivery should consider using the Conception Cap. Women who wish to become pregnant without having intercourse should consider using the Conception Cap. The Conception Cap gives women greater control and less expense than having to use invetro fertilization.
Do Conception Caps come in different sizes? The Conception Cap has been designed with special flanges that allow it to fit virtually all sizes of null para and most multiparty cervix's.
How long does the Conception Cap need to stay in place? Conceivex, Inc. suggests leaving the Conception Cap in place for 6-8 hours or overnight.
Does the Conception Cap need to be professionally sized or fitted? No. The Conception Cap does not have to be fitted. The Cap was designed to be an over-the-counter product with the consumer able to use directly from the box.
Can the Conception Cap be reused? No. The Conception Cap is a single use only product. Reuse could lead to cervical irritation or infection.
How does the Cap come packaged to avoid contamination? The Conception Cap is manufactured in a medical clean room environment; it is then placed in a plastic tray and sealed. No human ever touches the Conception cap until it is opened for use by the consumer. To avoid environmental contamination by the consumer the instructions tell the consumer to only use the cap on the day they will try to conceive.
What are some of the risks associated with the Conception Kit and Conception Cap? The following risks are involved with the Conception Kit and its products:
- A Conception Cap that is not removed could result in a blocked menstrual flow, causing serious injury to the cervical tissue, prevention of pregnancy and infection which could result in death.
- Sharing the Conception Cap could result in an infection, cause the spread of HIV/STD/STI and may prevent pregnancy.
- Several of the products in the Conception Kit are considered choking hazards for pets and children. Choking hazard could cause death. This includes the Conception Cap, condom and sperm friendly moisturizer container.