By SpermCenter - Posted on December 14th, 2009
Mon, 2009-12-14 14:03 | SpermCenter
If you are struggling with infertility, it is important that you find healthy and positive ways to cope with your emotions.
Some suggestions include:
Askingyour reproductive endocrinologist for the name of a support group for men struggling with infertility;
Talking to a mental health counselor;
Investigating all that you can about male infertility. If you feel uncomfortable going to a bookstore or library, do your research online.
There are a number of established resources in place to help patients with male factor fertility problems. The first goal should be to find an urologist with special training in male reproductive medicine and surgery. A number of organizations can assist you in identifying such physicians near your community.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 1209 Montgomery Highway Birmingham, Alabama 35216-2809 Phone: (205) 978-5000 Fax: (205) 978-5005 www.asrm.org
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine is interested in all aspects of the reproductive lifecycle and is committed to providing patient information on a wide range of topics. ASRM provides information on infertility, menopause, contraception, reproductive surgery, endometriosis, and other reproductive disorders.
American Urological Association (AUA) 1000 Corporate Boulevard Linthicum, MD 21090 Phone: (866) RING AUA (1-866-746-4282) or (410) 689-3700 Fax: 410-689-3800 www.auanet.org
The American Urological Association (AUA) offers an online patient information resource, which was written and reviewed by urology experts in partnership with the American Foundation for Urologic Disease. You can access this online patient information source at www.urologyhealth.org.
Various patient organizations also exist to help individuals facing reproductive health issues and provide resources and support groups:
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association 7910 Woodmont Avenue Suite 1350 Bethesda, MD 20814 Phone: (888) 623-0744 (National Helpline) Phone: (301) 652-8585 (National Office) Fax: (301) 652-9375 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.resolve.org
The mission of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is to provide timely, compassionate support and information to people who are experiencing infertility and to increase awareness of infertility
American Fertility Association (AFA) 666 Fifth Avenue Suite 278 New York, NY 10103 Phone: (888) 917-3777 www.theAFA.org
The American Fertility Association (AFA) is a national organization dedicated to supporting women, men and families facing infertility and decisions related to family building and reproductive health -- from prevention and treatment to social, psychological and financial concerns.
Through educational symposia and forums, free publications, interactive media and advocacy for research funding and policy, The American Fertility Association serves as a lifetime resource for men, women and families needing reproductive information and support and to forward the causes of adoption and reproductive health.