With home fertility testing kits becoming increasingly popular, it is important to understand their benefits and limitations. Here's when to opt for an at-home sperm test and when you should reach out to a fertility expert for a full semen analysis.
After undergoing a procedure as a teen that would alter his family-building experience forever, Joe shares his journey through being diagnosed with male factor infertility, becoming a father, and why he's decided to be open about his story.
When Sarah and her husband began trying to conceive six years ago, they never imagined they'd end up needing the help of fertility treatment. After a long, winding road through multiple pregnancy losses, egg retrievals, embryo transfers, and countless tests and appointments, Sarah shares how this journey has shifted her perspective and turned her into a courageous fertility advocate - as well as what's next for their family.
Father’s Day can be an exceptionally tough day for men who are still trying to conceive or experiencing infertility. Similar to how Mother’s Day affects women, hopeful fathers may find this holiday very difficult to navigate. As a partner, how can you show your love and support around Father's Day? Keep reading for some helpful ideas.
June is Men’s Health Month, and according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, male factor infertility issues account for 40% of all infertility problems. For those looking to conceive, the information may seem overwhelming, but it's often the most simple lifestyle changes that can improve sperm counts. With that in mind, and in the spirit of Men's Health Month, here are the top seven lifestyle tips for men that can help improve their overall well-being, including their fertility potential.
Infertility does not discriminate and is not sexist. It can strike men and women in almost exactly the same ratio. Male factor issues account for 40% of all infertility problems, exactly the same percentage for a woman having a fertility challenge. The other 20% of the time? It's either a combination of problems or idiopathic (unexplained) infertility. Testing both partners is imperative to understanding the whole fertility picture, adding crucial information for the most effective fertility treatment. Even great results can be improved, as changes in lifestyle can improve sperm counts.
February 27, 2019 was a historic day in Albany, the New York state capital, with 100 plus advocates coming together for a common cause- the right to have the most appropriate medical treatment, when needed, in vitro fertilization (IVF) for the 1 in 8 couples who struggle with infertility. Advocates spent the day educating and urging lawmakers to #PassFAFTA (Fair Access to Fertility Treatment Act) because of the support and dedication of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and the Alliance for Fertility Preservation.