In 2010, with the financial support of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Assisted Human Reproduction Canada (AHRC), we conducted an on-line survey of over 4000 childless women and men between the ages of 20 and 50. The findings of that survey showed that while most people expected to have children in the future, they didn’t have the information they needed to make informed fertility choices – information about the fertility life span, or what fertility and assisted reproduction treatments and family building options are available, what they cost and how effective they are.The MyFertilityChoices.com educational website has been developed in an ongoing effort to help fill that gap, by providing current, unbiased and unsponsored information, as well as tools to assist viewers in determining their readiness for parenthood, in making more informed reproductive decisions, and in communicating with others regarding their reproductive options and choices.
The website is organized into what we have identified as the major areas of consideration when making fertility choices: Fertility Information, Readiness, Decision-Making, and Relationships. While the site is hosted in Vancouver, the work is truly international, with visitors from 185 countries and over 250,000 pages viewed to date. Visit our testimonial page to hear what viewers think about the site, and our “In the News” page to hear what the media are saying about My Fertility Choices.
This site is funded by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Knowledge Translation Grant (KTB-117428).
Support for the funding application for this knowledge translation project was provided by Human Reproduction Canada, the Infertility Awareness Association of Canada, Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine, McGill University Health Centre, the Infertility Network, and Options for Sexual Health.
The following organizations support us by providing a link to our website as a public resource on their websites:
Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society
Infertility Awareness Association of Canada
Our Bodies, Ourselves
Daniluk, J.C., & Koert, E. (2013). The other side of the fertility coin: A comparison of childless men’s and women’s knowledge of fertility and assisted reproductive technology. Fertility and Sterility, 99 (3), 839-846. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2012.10.033
Daniluk, J.C., & Koert, E. (2012). Childless Canadian men’s and women’s childbearing intentions, attitudes towards, and willingness to use assisted human reproduction. Human Reproduction 27(8), 2405-2412.
Daniluk, J.C., Koert, E., & Cheung, A.P. (2012). Childless Women’s Knowledge of Fertility and Assisted Human Reproduction: Identifying the Gaps. Fertility and Sterility, 97 (2), 420-426.