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Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion/CDC

CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health is the focal point for issues related to women’s and men’s reproductive concerns. The Division's mission is to promote optimal reproductive, maternal, and infant health and quality of life by influencing public policy, health care practice, community practices, and individual behaviors through scientific and programmatic expertise, leadership, and support. Activities and programs provide support to organizations and institutions, as well as providers and consumers, across the U.S. and around the world.

Review Date: July 19, 2011

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NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - NICHD

The NICHD is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NICHD has primary responsibility for conducting and supporting basic, translational, and clinical research in the biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences related to child and maternal health, in medical rehabilitation, and in the reproductive sciences. Information specialists are available to answer your calls Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., EST.

Review Date: February 26, 2013

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NIH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - NIEHS

The mission of the NIEHS is to reduce the burden of human illness and disability by understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease. To have the greatestimpact on preventing disease and improving human health, the NIEHS focuses on basic science, disease-oriented research, global environmental health, and multidisciplinary training for researchers. The NIEHS achieves its mission through: Extramural research and training, funded by grants and contracts, to scientists, environmental health professionals, and other groups worldwide, Intramural research conducted by scientists at the NIEHS facility and in partnership with scientists at universities and hospitals, Toxicological testing and test validation by the National Toxicology Program, and Outreach and communications programs that provide reliable health information to the public and scientific resources to researchers.

Review Date: July 12, 2011

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American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Founded in 1951, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has over 55,000 members and is the nation's leading group of professionals providing health care for women. ACOG works primarily in four areas: serving as a strong advocate for quality health care for women; maintaining the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education for its members; promoting patient education and stimulating patient understanding of and involvement in medical care; increasing awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women's health care. ACOG houses a resource center which acts as a clearinghouse for ob/gyn information for both professionals and consumers.

Review Date: November 10, 2011

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American Fertility Association

The American Fertility Association (The AFA), a 501 (c) (3) national non-profit organization is a lifetime resource for infertility prevention, reproductive health and family building. AFA services and materials are provided free of charge to consumers and available to everyone without reservation. These services include leading-edge educational outreach events, an extensive online library with HD videos, a daily blog, a resource directory available for download on mobile devices, telephone and in-person coaching, and a toll-free support line.

Review Date: June 14, 2011

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DES Action USA

DES Action is a national nonprofit organization formed to provide the public with information on the consequences of the use of diethylstilbestrol (DES) for women who have taken it and for children born to these women. They offer information and resources for DES-exposed mothers, daughters, sons, and grandchildren who may need special health care. In addition to publishing educational materials relating to DES, the organization provides a list of gynecologists who are familiar with the potential medical complications resulting from DES use.

Review Date: May 31, 2011

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Endometriosis Association

The Endometriosis Association is a nonprofit self-help organization dedicated to offering help and support to those affected by endometriosis, educating the public and medical community about the disease, and funding and promoting research related to endometriosis. Additional services include crisis call assistance, correspondence networks, support groups, and assistance in obtaining research subjects. The research program includes support for outside researchers, and the Association's program at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The Endometriosis Association has the largest collection of data on endometriosis in the world. All are welcome to join.

Review Date: November 21, 2008

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Endometriosis Research Center

The Endometriosis Research Center (ERC) is a leading charitable organization founded in 1997 with the mission to elevate this painful illness to a priority public health platform. Unlike similar organizations, ERC is completely free; there is never a cost to benefit from or participate in any program. ERC is focused on lending a voice to and improving the lives of all those with endometriosis and bridging the gap between science and support. The organization contributes to every aspect of the disease through global collaborations with doctors and health professionals, scientists, affected shareholders, legislators, media, industry and all parties interested in endometriosis. It is ERC's goal to make a positive difference in the lives of the 176 million suffering through various, robust support and education programs, ongoing research facilitation and recruitment efforts, vast awareness endeavors, legislative and insurance/healthcare reform efforts, debunking of myths and misinformation, connecting women to quality care, and so much more.

Review Date: March 20, 2013

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InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination, Inc.

The InterNational Council on Fertility Information Dissemination, Inc. has the largest infertility audience worldwide and is a nonprofit dedicated to helping infertile couples find their best family-building options -- including treatment and prevention of infertility and pregnancy loss and guidance for those seeking to adopt. INCIID has almost 40,000 registered members and serves 10 million individual pages to consumers each month. From INCIID the Heart program provides free IVF services to those with financial and medical need.

Review Date: June 07, 2011

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Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Planned Parenthood Federation of America is a voluntary family planning and reproductive health organization. This Federation of 128 organizations operates 875 family planning clinics that provide contraceptive services, gynecological services, infertility therapy, pregnancy testing and counseling, prenatal services, sexually transmitted disease diagnosis, abortions, and sterilization services. Educational efforts are directed at specific problems such as unwanted pregnancies among adolescents. Planned Parenthood sponsors research to develop safe and effective contraceptives and to better understand human reproduction.

Review Date: July 14, 2008

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RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association

RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, established in 1974, is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders. One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age is diagnosed with infertility. RESOLVE addresses this public health issue by providing community to these women and men, connecting them with others who can help, empowering them to find resolution and giving voice to their demands for access to all family building options. RESOLVE is a member of the National Coalition for Oversight of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (NCOART), the National Health Council and is a founding member of the International Federation of Infertility Patient Associations (IFIPA). RESOLVE will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, disability or any other classification protected by applicable state or federal law.

Review Date: January 20, 2011

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Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

An Affiliate of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility(SREI) is composed of over 850 members whose mission is to engender excellence in the care of patients with reproductive endocrine disease; to provide an environment which encourages growth of both patients' and physicians' knowledge of the subspecialty; and to support and nurture new initiatives in basic and clinical research in the ares of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. SREI membership requires certification by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and the subspecialty of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Review Date: October 01, 2009

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Urology Care Foundation

The Urology Care Foundation is committed to promoting urology research and education. We work with researchers, healthcare professionals, patients and caregivers to improve patients' lives. The Urology Care Foundation is the official foundation of the American Urological Association (AUA)—an organization of roughly 19,000 urologists and was formerly known as the AUA Foundation.

Review Date: February 26, 2013

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