This is Infertility is a bi-weekly podcast where we fuse narrative storytelling with experience and science to give you a new perspective on what it’s really like to go through a family building journey. Each episode dives into the emotional, physical, and financial burdens carried by those who experience infertility on their path to parenthood. Be it IVF, IUI, egg freezing, surrogacy, adoption, etc., the path is never the same and it can be long, painful, and lonely. It’s our mission to give those struggling a platform to be heard, a community connection, and an opportunity to raise awareness of the 1 in 8 who, for many reasons, struggle with infertility.

Episode 3: Breaking the Silence about Fertility with #SaytheFword

Fertility is not a dirty word and it’s time we dispel the stigmas surrounding it by talking about it. The aim of thiepisode is to discuss infertility openly – sharing real stories from real people and raising awareness for this disease. 

In January, the next generation women’s health companyCelmatixlaunched the #SaytheFword campaign to shine a light on the widespread issue of fertility, and to raise money for some pretty great non-profits. In today’s episode, we #SaytheFword and talk about why sharing your fertility stories are important 

Guests: Karin Ajmani, President at Progyny, and Angie Lee, Chief Product Officer at Celmatix 

Expert: Dr. Georgia Witkin, Head of Patient Services Development at Progyny 

Host: Selena Campbell, Patient Care Supervisor at Progyny 

For more information visit Progyny’s Podcast page and Say the F Word. 

Be sure to follow us on Instagram, @ThisisInfertilityPodcast and use the #ThisisInfertility. 

Have a question, comment, or want to share your story? Email us at thisisinfertility@progyny.com. 

Host

Selena Campbell, Patient Care Advocate at Progyny

Selena is a young healthcare professional, currently working in the greater New York City area as a Patient Care Advocate at Progyny. Selena is a graduate of Delaware State University and is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Management, with a concentration in Healthcare Administration at Wilmington University. She has a passion for patient care and has over seven years of healthcare experience to include a children’s hospital to genetic testing facilities. Selena believes that “patients don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” As a New Jersey native, Selena enjoys all things “Jersey Shore.” She loves to travel, go to concerts, and spend time with her family.

Guests

Karin Ajmani, President at Progyny

Bringing a multitude of specialty health and managed care experience, Karin is leading Progyny’s employer and consumer benefits products. Her mission is to expand employer coverage of infertility services by providing a SMART solution that is a win/win for employers, patients, and clinicians. Prior to joining Progyny, Karin was CEO of US Imaging for eight years, and previously served as CEO of CarePlus Health Plan, a managed care plan in NY, where she led the organization from inception in 1996 through its sale in 2005. Karin also serves on the boards of Autism Learning Partners, a national autism provider services company, and Citra Health, a leading healthcare technology company. Karin has a master’s in Public Health from Columbia Univ. and is a graduate of the Univ. of Pittsburgh.

Angie Lee, Chief Product Officer at Celmatix

Angie oversees the brand, marketing, and design for Celmatix, a next-generation women’s health company that creates products and services to give women greater control over their reproductive health. Angie’s more than 15 years of experience bridges product design, brand vision, storytelling, and strategic messaging. During her tenure, Celmatix has been recognized by Fast Company as one the most innovative companies in the world and has emerged as a leader in designing the next wave of health care products specifically for millennial women.