Let’s Talk: Male Factor Infertility Resources

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It is hard to wade through all of the information out there about infertility. Finding factual information specific to male factor infertility isn’t hard…just time consuming. So, for your convenience, I have consolidated many resources into one place. Pamphlets, fact sheets, websites, etc. Some of the information is basic…some more complex…some will be helpful to you…some won’t be anywhere close to helpful for your situation. Regardless, knowledge is power.

Tell me if I missed something. This list is far from all inclusive. We will talk about the spiritual side of it next week.

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Pamphlets:

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“The Male”. PDF of The American Fertility Association InFocus magazine devoted entirely to Male Infertility.

Patient Fact Sheet: Diagnostic Testing for Male Factor Infertility. PDF from The American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Patient Guide: Male Infertility. PDF of a pamphlet from Organon (www.fertilityjourney.com).

Cancer & Fertility: Patient Education Booklet. PDF of a pamphlet from LIVESTRONG–the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

Fact Sheets from The American Fertility Association. Some include:

  • It’s in the Male
  • Male Fertility and Nutrition
  • Psychological Issues in Male Factor Infertility
  • Lifestyle: What We Know, What to Do for the Man Seeking Fertility

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Websites:
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American Urological Association Foundation
RESOLVE (National Infertility Association)
theafa.org (The American Fertility Association)
ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine)
Fertility.com
Conceive Online
FertilityJourney.com
FertilityLifeLines.com
FerringFertility.com

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Books:

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I must be honest…I have not read any books specifically about male infertility. BUT, I ordered one on Amazon the other day and can’t wait for it to arrive. As soon as I read it, I’ll let you know what I think…

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Intriguing Articles:

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“Male Fertility is in the Bones”, Science Daily
“5 Myths About Male Infertility”, Examiner.com Boston
“Men and Infertility: The Pain of Not Being a Biological Father”, by Russell Webb (on ComeUnity.com)
“Gene Mutation Linked to Male Infertility”, livescience.com

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Other Resources:

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Podcasts through RESOLVE. You will have to register on their website to gain access to these Podcasts. Registering is FREE. Some of the topics include:

  • Infertility From a Guy’s Perspective
  • Low Tech Treatments for Male Factor
  • Sperm Analysis – What Are They Looking For?
  • Understanding Male Factor Diagnosis
  • So I’m Going to the Urologist

Infertility: The Male Factor, (PowerPoint Presentation with audio) a basic review of male factor infertility by Natan Bar-Chama, MD. Posted by The American Fertility Association.

 

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