The ART and Science of Family

We create content (video, articles, white papers) about the ART (Advanced Reproductive Technology) and Science of Family.

Rachel
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Project Description

The Idea

Next Wave Fertility will be a think lab and media platform that will lead the conversation about the changing landscape of modern family in the 21st Century. Its goal will be to raise awareness about the new technologies, trends, and ideas that are shaping and supporting the way we conceive and raise our children in today’s modern families. It will be a place to share stories, thoughts, feelings, triumphs, and failures in the modern family planning journey. It will include articles, videos, and research about the new technologies, scientific advances and social trends that support modern families, and aim to connect the global fertility ecosystem in order to build a future road map of the most pressing social issues and bioethical challenges we face in human reproduction.

Why This Matters

The way we conceive, and the family structures in which we raise our children, is dramatically changing.  Men and women  all over the world are putting their economic power ahead of their procreative power;we are spending a larger portion of early adulthood single, investing in our education, careers and independence - and having children later. Many of us in this growing demographic are wrestling with ambiguities and desires around having it all, balancing career and family, all while backed up against the inevitable tick-tock of our biological clocks. (yes, men have them too!)

New social choices and technologies are offering new tools to empower us in family planning.  But they are also drastically changing the methods, decisions, timing, and ethics around the way we conceive and build our families. Women are empowered by freezing their eggs, couple’s facing infertility are turning to all types of advanced reproductive technologies from surrogates to donor eggs to big data analytics and genetic tests; single moms by choice and LBGT couples are conceiving via sperm and egg donors. Down the line, there’s potential for technologies that can edit the genes of embryos before they are implanted in order to eradicate deadly, or not so deadly, mutations and IVG technology to help same sex couples make babies. These are the new faces of the 21st Century and we want to provide an online community for them.

Where Your Money Will Go

Next Wave Fertility will launch with a series of highly produced educational videos about different topics in modern family planning: men's biological clocks, egg freezing, IVF, donor eggs, artificial insemination, all portrayed with in the context of the social and cultural trends that are increasing our reliance on them. The website will also be populated with relevant articles and research that will be shared through a bi-monthly newsletter called The ART and Science of Family. Your dollars will go directly to paying for our editorial and production costs. This includes writers, editors, producers, and the equipment we need to make this content come to life.

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The Project FAQs

I’m a 25-year veteran media maker with a proven track record in project management, assembling passionate teams of writers, designers and producers, and launching successful high level digital media products. The fertility business is rapidly growing and competitive. Many people are launching products and ideas in this space, but there is not yet a think lab focused on connecting this evolving ecosystem.

10/29/2016
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10/31/2016
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11/03/2016
Next Wave Fertility Journal
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11/03/2016
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We will always remember that you took the time, and spent your hard earned cash, on supporting the future of family.

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We will personally thank you and sing your praises as a supporter and someone who understands the importance of supporting all the amazing ways we make our families in the 21st Century! We will tag either you personally or your business.

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Next Wave Fertility Journal

We know the family planning process can be intense in an era with so many choices. You'll get a copy of Rachel's book In Her Own Sweet Time: Egg Freezing and the New Frontiers of Family to help guide the way to the right choice for you!

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A DIY MOM hoodie that tells everyone that you own it and are showing solidarity with all the hot badass solo moms around the world

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Content Sponsorship

If you’re a company or organization that supports fertility science or modern family, we'll make your brand the exclusive sponsor of a video, series of articles and promote it in The ART and Science of Family Newsletter

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Custom Branded Content

We’ll work directly with your brand to co-create content (either a series of articles or a video) that supports your mission in the context of Next Wave Fertility. We help you promote it too!

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Rachel Talks at Your Company, School or Organization

Rachel will come talk to your company or organization, and everyone attends with get a free copy of In Her Own Sweet Time: Egg Freezing and the New Frontiers of Family. Her talk is called Why I Froze My Eggs: The Pill of the Technology Generation and it's a crowd pleaser!

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Any Amount You Wish To Give

We will always remember that you took the time, and spent your hard earned cash, on supporting the future of family.

15 Supporters
Contribute
$15
Shout Out on Social Media

We will personally thank you and sing your praises as a supporter and someone who understands the importance of supporting all the amazing ways we make our families in the 21st Century! We will tag either you personally or your business.

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$25
A Shout Out on the Website

We will shout out your name as a THANK YOU on the website.

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$50
Next Wave Fertility Journal

We know the family planning process can be intense in an era with so many choices. You'll get a copy of Rachel's book In Her Own Sweet Time: Egg Freezing and the New Frontiers of Family to help guide the way to the right choice for you!

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$150
DIY Mom Sweat Shirt

A DIY MOM hoodie that tells everyone that you own it and are showing solidarity with all the hot badass solo moms around the world

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$1,000
Content Sponsorship

If you’re a company or organization that supports fertility science or modern family, we'll make your brand the exclusive sponsor of a video, series of articles and promote it in The ART and Science of Family Newsletter

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$5,000
Custom Branded Content

We’ll work directly with your brand to co-create content (either a series of articles or a video) that supports your mission in the context of Next Wave Fertility. We help you promote it too!

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$5,000
Rachel Talks at Your Company, School or Organization

Rachel will come talk to your company or organization, and everyone attends with get a free copy of In Her Own Sweet Time: Egg Freezing and the New Frontiers of Family. Her talk is called Why I Froze My Eggs: The Pill of the Technology Generation and it's a crowd pleaser!

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