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Everything you need to know about reproductive health, fertility testing, fertility treatment (like IUI and IVF) and how to navigate fertility challenges.

Male Infertility | Men's Health | Reproductive Health | Fertility Testing

By: Shaun Williams, MD, FACOG
June 3rd, 2021

According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), male factor issues account for 50% of all infertility cases. The good news? Simple lifestyle changes can often significantly improve sperm count. Here's what to do to increase your chances of success.

Male Infertility

By: Lisa Rosenthal
April 17th, 2019

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.

Infertility | Male Infertility | Support | Advocacy

By: Lisa Rosenthal
March 4th, 2019

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.

Infertility | Male Infertility | Support | Semen Analysis | Fertility Treatment | TTC

By: Kyle Tzanetis
November 30th, 2018

I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Kyle Tzanetis and I’m here to represent and support you; all the men involved in the fertility treatment journey. I feel honored to have 2 very special roles at RMA of Connecticut, I am both the Team Lead of Andrology and the Andrology Patient Liaison. Andrology is a field of medicine that is specific to male fertility and reproduction; a field in which I have been in for over 4 years now. As a firm believer that no person should be alone in infertility and family building process, these roles are a very good fit for me. Here’s what you should know...

Male Infertility | Support | Infertility Coverage | Fertility Treatment | IVF | Men's Health | Advocacy | Affording Treatment

By: Lisa Rosenthal
November 11th, 2018

In honor of Veterans Day, we asked Tyler and Crystal Wilson, who have worked tirelessly for necessary medical coverage for “wounded warriors” (military personnel injured in active service who have been denied fertility treatment, including in vitro fertilization), to use their voice as a shining example of how advocacy works. The Wilsons know, from their own personal experience, the pain and frustration of having injuries that make it impossible to have children without medical treatment due to active military service. Thank you, Tyler, both for your service to our country and to your fellow service people, regarding building a family after a debilitating injury.