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This massive Web site is divided into sections concerning infertility, pregnancy, adoption, parenting, and surrogacy. Each section contains FAQs, bulletin boards, chat rooms, professional listings, and more. The infertility section even features How to Get Pregnant, a full-length online book by Dr. Anidruddha Malpani.
The American Infertility Association
The American Infertility Association is a nonprofit organization that offers support and information for infertile couples. Infertility treatments and adoption are discussed with equal value. The AIA message board is lengthy, and physicians answer most medical questions.
Obgyn.net is divided into three main sections, one each for women, medical professionals, and members of the medical industry. Each section has vast resources, including access to journals, book reviews, and news items. A network of physicians and women's health experts monitors the content on the site.
Shared Journey offers support to infertile couples. Infertility news articles are updated monthly, while the several chat rooms—ranging from Infertility 101 to Seeking the Spiritual—are open 24 hours per day. The site map is of great help to first-time visitors.
The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services
Based at the University of Connecticut, the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services maintains this educational site. Very simple and clear, the site offers a glossary of terms, a myth-versus-fiction section, and a recommended reading list. Of special interest is the Fertility Survey, which helps to keep the site's content current and which users can fill out anonymously.
Internet Health Resources
Internet Health Resources aims this Web site at the infertile couple searching for treatment. Though there is an educational section, the primary intent of this site is to list infertility clinics, egg-donor and surrogacy services, male-reproduction providers, sperm banks, and pharmacies.
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Dr. James Grifo, pioneer of human nuclear transfer, is the director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the New York University School of Medicine. This site details the research and educational opportunities in the field of infertility at NYU. Contact information for Dr. Grifo and his colleagues is also available.
Egg Donation, Inc.
Featured in the NOVA program "18 Ways to Make a Baby," this Web site allows potential parents to browse through profiles of women willing to donate their eggs. The site is searchable by various physical and cultural attributes.
MicroSort Sperm Separation
The Virginia-based laboratory that provides gender selection through sperm separation offers this site to explain the technology and the results of its controversial procedure. The FAQs and glossary are particularly helpful to those hoping to learn more.
CDC Reproductive Health Information Source
The Center for Disease Control's Reproductive Health Information Source provides findings from national studies. The Web site highlights the Assisted Reproductive Technology report, which gives detailed statistics on the availability and success rates of infertility treatments throughout the United States.
American Society of Reproductive Medicine
Founded in 1944, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine is a nonprofit organization that offers membership to physicians who specialize in reproductive medicine. The ASRM journals, including Fertility and Sterility, are available online to ASRM members. A section of this Web site is aimed at infertile patients.
Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago
The Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago is a great resource for infertility images. One or more images accompany each written description of the causes of infertility, infertility testing, and infertility treatments.
Billing itself as "Your Infertility Home on the Net," IVF.com offers downloads that chart your fertility signs, a chat room in which questions are always answered by physicians, and a couple's guide to infertility treatments. The site-based search engine is quick and thorough.
The Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science of Saint Barnabas
Featured in "18 Ways to Make a Baby," Saint Barnabas Medical Center is a provider of preimplantation genetic diagnosis testing, cytoplasmic transfer, and other cutting-edge infertility treatments. The home page has a downloadable PDF version of an egg donor application. The site map must be used to find most of the pages on this Web site.
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
RESOLVE is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization for the infertility community, with over 50 chapters across the country. Its mission is to educate and support people who face infertility and to increase awareness of infertility issues through public education and advocacy. The RESOLVE website features active bulletin boards and regular chats with professionals, an online version of the organization's infertility magazine, and other resources.
The American Journal of Bioethics Online
Produced by the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Bioethics and the MIT Press, The American Journal of Bioethics Online is one of the most trafficked bioethics resource sites. This award-winning site provides information on a wide range of topics related to bioethics, health, and cutting edge technologies and maintains a thorough list of other Internet bioethics resources.
How Genetic Engineering and Cloning Will Transform the American Family
by Lee M. Silver
New York: Bard, 1998
In this thought-provoking and highly readable book, molecular biologist Lee Silver confronts issues of reprogenetic technology that are fast approaching, if not already upon us. For Silver's thoughts on cloning, see On Human Cloning.
Dr. Richard Marrs' Fertility Book:
America's Leading Infertility Expert Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Getting Pregnant
by Richard Marrs, M.D.
New York: Dell Books, 1998
Written in a compassionate tone by a leading infertility expert, this fact-filled book provides an overview of causes of infertility, possible treatments, insurance coverage, and more.
The Clone Age:
Adventures in the New World of Reproductive Technology
by Lori B. Andrews
New York: Henry Holt, 1999
In this anecdotally rich book, legal scholar Lori Andrews describes her long experience weighing the legal and ethical implications of advanced reproductive medicine, from surrogate motherhood to human cloning.
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Dr. Jacques Cohen, Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Dr. Jamie Grifo, New York University School of Medicine
Sarah Holt, producer of "18 Ways to Make a Baby"
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