Hello to my friends on this Thursday morning. It’s Sharon from the Attain® IVF Call Center. Men’s Health Week is coming up next week and I thought I’d circle back to an article I wrote about the very important male perspective we at times forget when speaking about infertility. Let’s face it men are needed for many reasons (yes, chuckles, winks and smirks are allowed right now); however, if we are speaking infertility talk here, the reality of male infertility is just as devastating as what women experience.
So hear we go:
It’s interesting; when I speak to others about my work here at the Attain® IVF Call Center most assume our conversations are with women. Let me enlighten you by saying we speak with gentlemen too. According to Resolve:
Infertility is not solely a women’s problem. About 30% of infertility cases involve male factor problems alone, and 30% of cases involve problems with both partners.1
Male infertility is much more common than people realize and just like female infertility the emotions are complex. Men struggling with infertility, in general, have fewer resources than women. Resolve, The National Infertility Associations website has a wealth of information for those experiencing what is called a male factor. Go to www.resolve.org.
Unlike women, who may feel more comfortable speaking with friends, counselors and family members about their infertility issues, men may feel uncomfortable seeking outside help. You are not alone and help is available. Speak with your partner and share your feelings, call your Reproductive Endocrinologist and see if there is a support group for male infertility you can be a part of, or if you prefer, research, research, research. There is a multitude of online resources available to you.
Here at the Attain Call Center, we enjoy connecting with all our prospects and patients and are here to assist you through your journey to parenthood. Please give us a call to learn more about our IVF treatment programs. We can be reached at 1- 877-392-2206 and our center is open from 9 “ 5 pm, ET Monday “ Friday.
Until next time, all my best!