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Guide To Infertility
|United States Fertility Resources
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
1209 Montgomery Highway
Birmingham, Alabama 35216-2809
Phone: (205) 978-5000
Provides a search tool for health professional, offers listings by State. It also has numerous patient facts sheets about female infertility and male infertility. There is also a section on State insurance laws, patient interviews and videos. Also, information on clinical trials, egg donor clinics and infertility prevention.
Society For Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART)
1209 Montgomery Highway
Birmingham, AL 35216-2809
Phone: (205) 978-5000
Provides an excellent search tool for locating assisted reproductive technology accredited fertility clinics. It also provides an annual report on each clinic (information from the CDC) which gives information about the clinic's fertility treatment success rate. Other resources include patient fact sheets, FAQ's on IVF treatment and fertility tests. They also list egg donor agencies which are SART/ASRM compliant.
The National Infertility Association
1760 Old Meadow Rd., Suite 500
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: (703) 556-7172
Offers an online fertility support forum. Also offers a directory of professional services including adoption agencies, complimentary therapists, physicians, fertility consultants, nurse liaisons and pharmacies. It also has useful podcasts on topics such as childfree living, natural fertility tips, male infertility as well as male infertility treatment.
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
PO Box 70620
Washington, D.C. 20024-9998
Phone: (800) 673-8444
Provides patient information on a wide range of female health topics, from infertility to pregnancy and postnatal care. It also provides information on some of the leading causes of infertility such as endometriosis implants, ovarian cysts and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
American Urological Association
1000 Corporate Boulevard
Linthicum, MD 21090
Toll Free (U.S. only): 1-866-RING AUA (1-866-746-4282)
Phone: (410) 689-3700
Urology is a specialized medical area to do with diseases of the female and male urinary tract system, as well as the male reproductive organs. While it offers useful information on recurrent urinary tract infections and urinary incontinence, it also offers information on the causes of infertility in men. Specifically, varicoceles and male sexual dysfunction.
Supporting a family after a child dies; this organization has 640 chapters with locations in all 50 States. Use the site to locate a meeting near you, or to talk on their online support community. There is also information for the newly bereaved.
The Organization of Parents Through Surrogacy (OPTS)
P.O. Box 611
Gurnee, IL 60031
Phone: (847) 782-0224
Opts is a non-profit referral organization that provides information on surrogate parenting services, as well as tips on choosing an agency, personal success stories, and legal advice. It also provides information for women wishing to become a surrogate.
Mothers Of Supertwins (MOST)
P.O. Box 306
East Islip, NY 11730-0306
Phone: (631) 859-1110
Online support forum for families with multiple births. It is a non-profit organization that also encourages parents to meet and network at a local level. Some groups have formal structures with events and newsletters, others simply get together on a regular basis and chat.
Phone: (855) 220-7777
This is a national nonprofit organization which provides information on fertility for men and women undergoing cancer treatments. It has a very useful risk calculator which calculates the risk of fertility problems occurring after various treatments, including for example cervical cancer. It also has information on fertility testing, including male fertility tests.
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Canadian Fertility Resources
Infertility Awareness Association of Canada (IAAC)
2160 Nightingale Ave.
Montreal, QC H9S 1E4
Phone: (514) 484-2891
Toll Free: 1 800 263-2929
A national organization that provides educational material, support and assistance to infertile couples. The IAAC provides online support and information and runs a national network of support groups in the community. They also provide a list of fertility clinics and patient information on infertility treatment, adoption, alternative medicine, miscarriage, personal stories and legislation.
Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS)
This society has a list of fertility clinics which offer a range of services, including egg donation in Canada.
Multiple Births Family Association
Prenatal Coordinator, Phone: (613) 860-6565 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Multiple births association which serves Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. It provides support services and activities for its members who are families with twins, triplets and quadruplets. If you are pregnant with twins, consider taking their prenatal course called Multiple Expectations, to help prepare you for what’s ahead. The classes are held over 4 evenings from 7pm to 9.30pm.
UK Fertility Resources
Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA)
103-105 Bunhill Row
London, EC1Y 8HF
Phone: 020 7291 8200
The HFEA licenses fertility clinics and centers throughout the UK which carry out In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and other assisted procedures like egg donation. The website has an excellent search facility and you can locate a clinic according to your postcode. If you are interested in becoming an egg or sperm donor the advanced search facility allows you to narrow results to clinics actively looking for donors.