Selecting a Fertility Center


Ready to seek fertility assistance? You might be inundated with so much information that makes selecting a fertility center seem like a daunting task. Here are some tips that will help couples determine the right physicians and fertility center: Couples Approach It takes two – both a man and a woman are needed to successfully conceive a baby. Comprehensive fertility care is […]

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) 2017


The 2017 theme for National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is “Listen Up!” This year NIAW runs from April 23 – 29, 2017. At AFRM we want to take this moment to spread awareness of infertility that affects millions and offer support to help those affected to reach their family building goals. NIAW is run by […]

Egg & Sperm Facts


Historically the thought of what sex a baby will be was assumed to be related to the gamete of the mother, but we now realize that sperm, not eggs, determine a baby’s gender. This is good since it has allowed us to address male fertility issues instead of looking only to women for causes of infertility. Want to know […]

Egg Facts


Egg cells, or ova, are the defining characteristic between the male and female of every species on Earth. Though some males, like the seahorse, will carry fertilized embryos in their specialized pouches, it is the creation of the eggs itself that is used to define the female. Though they may seem simple, ova are remarkably […]

How the Female Scent Aids Sperm in Fertility

When it comes to fertility, the ability for a sperm to move quickly to the right location is very important, and very difficult. To reach a fertile egg, sperm must swim a distance proportionate to a human swimming half the length of the Gulf of Mexico, while dealing with obstacles like cervical mucus condition, competition […]

Study Suggests Solar Activity Affects Infant Survival and Women’s Fertility

Women's Fertility Solar Activity

A recent study in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B showed that individuals born in a solar maximum period (more ultraviolet radiation) had a 5.2 year shorter lifespan, on average, than those born in a solar minimum timeframe (less ultraviolet radiation). Furthermore, women with lower socioeconomic status who were born in a solar […]