Shady Grove Fertility (SGF), a founding partner of US Fertility, is now the Official Fertility Partner of the Washington Spirit professional women’s soccer team.
Washington, D.C. (05/23/2023) – Today, the Washington Spirit, an accomplished team within the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), announced that Shady Grove Fertility (SGF), a partner practice of US Fertility, is now the Official Fertility Partner of the Washington Spirit. SGF and the Spirit are proud to be leaders in changing the conversations about fertility care and female athletes’ careers.
“We are trying to raise the bar in terms of High Performance support for female soccer players and we are excited to offer our athletes much-needed fertility education and care,” shares Dawn Scott, vice president of performance, medical and innovation for the Spirit. “Education around family-building and the opportunity to freeze eggs empowers our team members to take control of their reproductive choices and gives them more opportunities to grow their families on their own terms. As a proud D.C. club, we are excited to partner with Shady Grove Fertility, which was founded more than 30 years ago in Rockville, Maryland.”
As the Official Fertility Partner of the Spirit, SGF will provide players with fertility preservation and other family-building benefits and education. With 15 locations throughout Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland, and as one of the largest fertility centers in the nation, SGF is proud to serve the area with an award-winning physician team as recognized by the Washingtonian, Northern Virginia Magazine, the Cade Foundation, and many others.
“I’m very excited to see Shady Grove Fertility and the Washington Spirit leading the way in offering premier fertility services to these incredible athletes,” shares SGF physician Jason Bromer, M.D. “SGF is at the forefront of innovation in fertility care and it seems fitting that we would bring our patient-centered care to a team at the forefront of their league.”
Age is the single most important factor affecting fertility for females. The good news is that egg freezing helps preserve future fertility and family-building options. By offering egg freezing to Spirit players, SGF can help players preserve their future fertility options, while still allowing them to continue their roles as professional athletes.
“The Spirit’s partnership with Shady Grove Fertility is all about providing our players with the data and tools they need to make informed healthcare and fertility preservation decisions,” shares Emma May, the Spirit’s president of business operations. “We want to create a movement among female athletes to bring conversations about fertility forward and support all players in their family-building goals.”
About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF)
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 100,000 babies born from 30+ years of continuous innovation and patient-centered fertility care. With convenient locations throughout the U.S. and in Santiago, Chile, SGF accepts most insurance plans and makes fertility treatment accessible and affordable through innovative financial solutions, including 100% refund guarantees for eligible patients. SGF is among the founding partner practices of US Fertility, the largest physician-owned and physician-led partnership of top-tier fertility practices nationally. Call 1-888-761-1967 to schedule a new patient appointment or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com for more information.
About the Washington Spirit
The Washington Spirit is the professional women’s soccer team based at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. Launched in 2012, the Spirit plays in the National Women’s Soccer League, the premier women’s soccer competition in North America. For more information about the Spirit, visit WashingtonSpirit.com and follow the club on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.