Improve Your Chances of Conception With Twoplus Fertility.

Twoplus Fertility is bringing their affordable, at-home fertility device to the UK, – to help the 1-in-7 couples who may experience difficulties conceiving.

The twoplus Sperm Guide helps to increase your chances of natural conception, by helping more sperm cells to reach the egg.

Fertility issues often tend to be perceived as “a female health problem,” however, male factors such as a poor sperm count and motility can also affect a couple’s ability to conceive. Nowadays, the average man carries roughly half as much sperm compared to 40 years ago, and most sperm doesn’t make it very far into the female reproductive tract.

The twoplus Sperm Guide is a small, comfortable device used during sex, – to help sperm to get to the right place. The device mimics cervical cap insemination, preventing the leakage of sperm after sex, whilst also increasing the amount of sperm to reach the cervical mucus. Without intervention, less than 1% of sperm reaches the egg. The twoplus Sperm Guide has been shown in in-vitro testing, to increase the effective sperm count by approximately eight times over.

It’s a common misconception that only a single sperm is needed to reach the egg for fertilisation to occur. In fact, more than 2 million sperm needs to enter the cervix, so that hundreds of sperm can prepare the way for the ‘survivor sperm,’ by breaking down the two outer protective layers of the egg. This allows the final sperm to fertilise the egg.

The twoplus Sperm Guide was developed by Dr Benjamin Tee, one of the Co-Founders of twoplus fertility, after Dr Tee and his wife faced their own issues trying to conceive. Like many couples, they were excited to start a family together after spending time on their careers. However, the longer the process took, the more frustrated they became. Fertility doctors then diagnosed them with “unexplained infertility.”

As a scientist with a PhD from Stanford University, Dr Tee decided to channel his frustrations into understanding fertility and conception. He was surprised by the lack of a simple and effective home-based solution for couples.

According to Dr Tee, “we wanted to ensure that couples have access to alternative options to achieve successful natural conception before or whilst seeking medical intervention. Most of the fertility products out there are focused on fertility tracking or incremental product improvements. None of them have concentrated on providing new, ground-breaking solutions to improve sperm transport to the egg.”

The twoplus Sperm Guide was in development for over a period two years. The team worked with fertility specialists and sperm biologists to help develop the product. It was worth the effort and time when twoplus welcomed their first baby born using its technology earlier this year. Having hit that milestone, Dr Tee now wants twoplus to aim even higher: “We want to help 1 million couples conceive over the next 10 years,” said Dr Tee.

The company officially started in the summer of 2020, but after extensive product development and testing, the product went on sale in Singapore in August this year. It has just officially launched in the UK, after a soft launch in September. 

Dr Benjamin Tee and Prusothman Raja were trained in medical device innovation at the famed Stanford Byer Center for Biodesign at Stanford University.

They launched their first healthcare start-up to develop a home-based, drug-free product for haemorrhoid sufferers (Privi Medical). They obtained US FDA clearance for the product, conducted a large clinical study, and the company was eventually acquired by another medical company. They came together to launch twoplus Fertility, after Dr Benjamin experienced his own fertility issues.

So far, over 1000 couples have purchased the twoplus sperm guide. There are 5 pregnancies that the team are aware of at the moment (obviously not everyone gets in touch to let them know!), and a baby was born last summer as a result of the initial product trials.

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