by: ASRM Office of Public Affairs
Published in ASRM Bulletin Volume 14, Number 32
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is requesting comment on its draft National Public Action Plan for the Detection, Prevention and Management of Infertility. ASRM members may recall the outline for a draft plan was developed in 2010 by an infertility working group within the CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health. The working group hosted a symposium involving various infertility stakeholders and published a 2008 white paper outlining the various gaps that exist in public health surveillance, research and policy development related to infertility. Staff changes at the CDC and concerns about budget constraints have slowed progress on the National Action Plan.
The draft plan, outline and supporting documents can be found at : http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/Infertility/PublicHealth.htm
ASRM members are encouraged to review the draft plan and submit comments which are due by June 15, 2012. ASRM will also submit comments.
For further information please contact, Denise Jamieson at the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at 770-488-5200.