Website Links to Helpful Resources
This comprehensive list provides some additional resources to gain more information on assisted reproduction.
The American Fertility Association (The AFA), a 501 (c) (3) national non-profit organization is a lifetime resource for infertility prevention, reproductive health and family building. AFA services and materials are provided free of charge to consumers and available to everyone without reservation. These services include leading-edge educational outreach events, an extensive online library with HD videos, a daily blog, a resource directory available for download on mobile devices, telephone and in-person coaching, and a toll-free support line.
ASRM is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of reproductive medicine. The Society accomplishes its mission through the pursuit of excellence in education and research and through advocacy on behalf of patients, physicians, and affiliated health care providers. The Society is committed to facilitating and sponsoring educational activities for the lay public and continuing medical education activities for professionals who are engaged in the practice of and research in reproductive medicine.
This website was developed by the Harvard Medical School Center for Mental Health and Media, a division of the psychiatry department at Massachusetts General Hospital, as an educational tool for parents and children who are interested or involved in assisted reproductive technology and to provide information, perspective and real-life stories that will encourage conversation and understanding.
CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health has a long history of surveillance and research in women’s health and fertility, adolescent reproductive health, and safe motherhood. In response to congressional mandate, CDC began work to strengthen existing data collection efforts initiated by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and to develop a national system for monitoring ART use and outcomes.
Donor Conception Network offers a wide range of activities, events and resources that enable families and individuals to contact one another either by phone, email, at a local group meeting, a national conference or a workshop. We believe that this support is invaluable for people thinking about donor conception, going through the stress of treatment and facing the issues that come up once they conceive and become parents. We are also there for the children and try to include them in many of our activities.
A support group for families created from sperm, eggs or embryos from a third party that enables parents to share their experiences of using donor gametes with other parents and people considering using donor conception to create their families. It also allows children to grow up knowing others who were conceived the same way.
The Donor Sibling Registry (DSR) was founded in 2000 to assist individuals conceived as a result of sperm, egg or embryo donation that are seeking to make mutually desired contact with others with whom they share genetic ties. Without any outside support, the DSR has single-handedly pioneered a national discussion about the donor conception industry and families, with its many media appearances and interviews. DSR advocates for the right to honesty and transparency for donor kids, and for social acceptance, legal rights and valuing the diversity of all families.
Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender in this country and their six million children.
The Infertility Network (IN) is an independent, registered Canadian charity which strives to provide support and information to help people make informed choices about their family-building options, advocate for reform of gamete donation practices so that they may better meet the needs of offspring for medical and identity purposes, and develop public understanding and awareness of infertility, reproductive technology and related issues.
The International Committee Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ICMART) is an independent, international non-profit organization that has taken a leading role in the development, collection and dissemination of worldwide data on assisted reproductive technology (ART).
The InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination (INCIID) is a nonprofit organization that helps individuals and couples explore their family-building options. INCIID provides current information and immediate support regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infertility and pregnancy loss, and offers guidance to those considering adoption or child-free lifestyles.
RESOLVE is a national consumer organization that offers support for men and women dealing with infertility. Their purpose is to provide timely, compassionate support and information to people who are experiencing infertility and to increase awareness of infertility issues through public education and advocacy.
The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) promotes and advances the standards for the practice of assisted reproductive technology to the benefit of patients, members and society at large.
Fertile Hope is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.
The official foundation of the American Urological Association provides educational services and referrals to benefit patients with male infertility, and is committed to advancing urologic research and education to improve patient’s lives.
The National Library of Medicine’s, MedlinePlus, offers information on infertility including drugs and medications, medical terms, and other resources for care, support, and decision making.