Join Us for a Twitter Chat on Infertility
In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health will join the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association for a Twitter Chat on infertility.
When: Wednesday, April 26, 1 – 2 p.m. ET
Who: Everyone is welcome—including couples, health care providers, students, and researchers.
How: Follow the #InfertilityChat hashtag on Twitter.
Co-hosts: The chat will be hosted by:
This chat is for educational purposes only and does not take the place of a medical consultation or diagnosis. If you have inquiries about personal health care issues or needs, please contact a health care provider.
CDC National Infertility Awareness Week Announcement in MMWR
On April 21, CDC released an announcement about National Infertility Awareness Week in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
During 2011–2013, approximately 1.6 million (6%) married women aged 15–44 years in the United States reported difficulty getting pregnant. Likewise, nearly 4 million (9%) men aged 25–44 years reported that they or their partner saw a doctor for advice, testing, or treatment for infertility during their lifetime.
In collaboration with partners, CDC developed the National Public Health Action Plan for the Detection, Prevention, and Management of Infertility, which identifies opportunities to prevent and reduce infertility and to improve outcomes for couples undergoing fertility treatment.