Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Although the industry weathered the recession well, the decline in per capita disposable income and fall in the number of people with private health insurance slowed the industry's growth in 2009. In the coming years, the industry will benefit from improving per capita disposable income and a greater number of people with private health insurance. And as couples date and live together longer before marriage, the average age at which couples marry and have children is projected to rise. This trend will ultimately contribute to the industry's growth because older women have a harder time conceiving than younger women do.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The location of fertility clinics in the United States largely reflects the distribution of the population, and the urbanization and geographic size of the region. Clinics are typically located in urban areas with access to a range of medical specialists and a significant market. As a result, the most establishments are located in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and West regions.
The average number of clients served per clinic varies by both type of provider and by region of the country. The differences may reflect, in part, patterns of population density among the regions. Other factors include the age distribution of the population, birth rates, household incomes and the availability of substitute services (e.g. hospitals)... purchase to read more