Disney/ABC Television Group Sponsoring Infertility Prevention Program
The American Fertility Association (The AFA) announced today that the Disney/ABC Television Group has given a generous, unrestricted educational grant...
The American Fertility Association (The AFA) announced today that the Disney/ABC Television Group has given a generous, unrestricted educational grant to further the work of The AFA's infertility prevention program. Ken Mosesian, AFA Executive Director says:
"1 in 8 couples are affected by some degree of infertility, and most people don't realize that a woman's fertility begins to decrease at age 27. The AFA is committed to taking education to people where they live and work and socialize. We're deeply appreciative of the contribution that the Disney/ABC Television Group is making to our efforts to educate all people -- but particularly young women -- about the reality of the biological clock, and the impact that sexually transmitted infections and environmental toxins can have on their fertility."The main component of this program is an Infertility Prevention Handbook (pdf). The handbook is meant to help women make choices now that can help preserve fertility and help women to have a healthy baby when they are ready. Here are some tips from the handbook...
- Infertility affects an estimated one in six couples.
- Fertility declines at a much earlier age than is generally assumed. If you’re a healthy woman, most likely your fertility will start to decline at about age 27. Recent studies indicate that men may start losing their fertility as early as 35.
- PID (pelvic inflammatory disease), caused by STI’s will cause more than 100,000 women in the U.S. to experience infertility annually.
- There's mounting evidence that numerous environmental factors have an effect on fertility and on the health of developing fetuses. FYI avoid toxins.
- Smoking has an adverse impact on fertility.