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Search Results: MCH Organizations

This list of organizations is drawn from the MCH Organizations Database. Contact information is the most recent known to the MCH Digital Library.

Displaying records 1 through 5 (5 total).

American Fertility Association (AFA)

Annotation: The American Fertility Association (AFA) works to serve the needs of men and women confronting infertility issues; to support families during struggles with infertility and adoption; to educate the public about reproductive disease; and to raise awareness and fight for social and legislative change around infertility issues. The AFA provides a range of services designed to help people gather information about medical treatments, options, coping techniques, legal and insurance issues, and other concerns. One of its goals is to help couples make informed decisions throughout the infertility process. The AFA's services focus around increasing awareness of the medical and social issues around reproductive health and infertility, as well as prevention efforts that target young people to help them make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive lives.

Keywords: Pregnancy, Adoption, Fertility, Infertility, Information services, Public awareness campaigns, Referrals, Reproduction, Reproductive health, Reproductive technologies, Support groups

American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

Annotation: The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), formerly known as the American Fertility Society, seeks to extend knowledge of all aspects of fertility and reproduction. Members include gynecologists, obstetricians, urologists, reproductive endocrinologists, veterinarians, research workers, and others interested in the reproductive health of humans and animals. Services to consumers include referrals, publications, and reference information. ASRM sponsors conferences, training seminars, and workshops and publishes a newsletter and a journal. Some materials are available n Spanish.

Keywords: Fertility, Infertility, Pregnancy, Reproduction, Reproductive technologies

Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH)

Annotation: Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) is a nongovernmental international organization that works to improve the health of women and children in developing countries by focusing on the effectiveness, availability, safety, and appropriateness of technologies for health and family planning. Its programs bridge the gap between technologies and potential users through research and development, field assessment, technology transfer, communication, and other activities. Program areas include emerging and epidemic diseases, health technologies, maternal and child health, reproductive health, and vaccines and immunization.. PATH offers a reproductive health newsletter, Outlook, available from its office in Seattle. Some publications are available in Spanish.

Keywords: Child health, Contraception, Counseling, Developing countries, Education, Immunization, Reproduction, Research, Training, Women's health

Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART)

Annotation: The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) is an organization of professionals dedicated to the practice of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in the United States. The organization works to set and help maintain the standards for ART in an effort to better serve members and patients. Resources for patients -- including a Clinic database, IVF Success Rate Reports, and A Patient's Guide to Assisted Reproductive Technology -- are available on the Web site.

Keywords: Fertility, Infertility, Patient education, Pregnancy, Professional societies, Reproduction, Reproductive technologies

State Family Planning Administrators (SFPA)

Annotation: State Family Planning Administrators (SFPA), a professional association of administrators of publicly subsidized state-level family planning programs, provides training for its members and for service delivery staff. Past projects have addressed preconceptional health care, maternal substance use, sexually transmitted disease services, and the impact of managed care on family planning. SFPA provides a forum to exchange ideas and strategies which improve services and promote policies which foster quality family planning as an essential component of health care for all. The association also sponsors a national conference for state administrators and their staff.

Keywords: Family planning, Healthy Start, Reproduction, Reproductive health, State programs, Women's health


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.