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CDC Releases National Action Plan for Infertility

July 18, 2014
By Dr. Randall Loy

Just this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the final version of its National Public Health Action Plan for the Detection, Prevention and Management of Infertility. It is a primer on infertility definitions and statistics as well as a white paper on "where do we go from here?" with respect to infertility.

The National Action Plan, seven years in the making, identifies opportunities for reducing infertility in the United States. The CDC and non-governmental organizations, including the American Society of Reproductive Medicine 
(ASRM) worked together to draft the document. Written from a public health perspective, the goals of this effort are to better prevent, detect and manage diseases that lead to infertility.

Ultimately, the National Action Plan is a call to action for Federal, state, and local agencies; associated scientists; health care professionals; insurance providers; employers; industry; nonprofit organizations; and organizations representing people with infertility.

To learn more about infertility prevention, treatment and support, the National Action Plan is available at www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/Infertility/PublicHealth.htm.

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