Infographic Gallery

In an effort to make information about reproductive medicine easier to share, ASRM is creating a series of infographics to illustrate key points about conditions and treatments.  We encourage you to share these graphics on your website or social media sites - pin them on Pinterest, forward them to Facebook, tweet about them on Twitter!

Some of these infographics are available en Español.

12% of all infertility cases are a result of the woman either weighing too little or too much

It is possible for women with body weight disorders to reverse their infertility by attaining and maintaining a healthy weight.
 

50% of pregnancies in the US are unintended

50% of pregnancies in the US are unintended. It is important to choose a contraceptive that can be used consistently and correctly.

  

Anatomy of a Hot Flash

A hot flash, or vasomotor flush, is when your brain mistakenly thinks your body is overheated and starts a chain reaction to try to cool it down. This is probably caused by changes in hormone levels as you approach menopause.
 

Assisting Veterans who have lost the ability to have children

The VFW salutes ASRM for its initiative to assist veterans who have lost the ability to have children due to service related wounds, injuries and illnesses.   -- VFW Legislative Director, Raymond C. Kelley  #IVF4VETS
  

Ban on IVF coverage for vets is antiquated

This ban on IVF coverage for our nation's vets is antiquated and unconscionable. It is past time for it to be lifted.  -- Owen Davis, M.D., President, American Society for Reproductive Medicine  #IVF4VETS
 

Causes of Infertility

One third of infertility cases can be attributed to male factors
One third of infertility cases can be attributed to female factors
One third of infertility cases are caused by a combination of factors in both partners

Couples are generally advised to seek medical help if they are unable to achieve pregnancy after a year of unprotected intercourse

Learn how to monitor the female partner's menstrual cycle to determine when ovulation occurs. See your doctor if you are 35 or older and have tried to become pregnant for six months. See your doctor if you are under 35 and have tried to become pregnant for a year.

Environmental toxicants can last up to a year or longer in sperm

Environmental toxicants can last up to a year or longer in sperm
 

Fibroid Facts

Fibroids are (generally benign) tumors that form within the wall of the uterus and sometimes the cervix

 

 

Gestational Carrier vs. Surrogate

A gestational carrier is a woman who carries a pregnancy for another. A surrogate is a woman who donates her egg and carries a pregnancy for another.
 

Hormone Birth Control Pills Are Used For More Than Contraception

Hormone Birth Control Pills aren't just used for contraception

  

In approximately 40 percent of infertile couples, the male partner is either the sole cause or a contributing cause of infertility

In approximately 40 percent of infertile couples, the male partner is either the sole cause or a contributing cause of infertility.

Infertility Affects Men and Women Equally

Infertility Affects Men and Women Equally

  

Infertility is not an inconvenience; it is a disease

Infertility is not an inconvenience; it is a disease of the reproductive system that impairs the body's ability to perform the basic function of reproduction.

  

Infertility treatments, including IVF and similar procedures, account for approx 0.07 percent of U.S. health care costs

Infertility treatments, including IVF and similar procedures, account for approx 0.07 percent of U.S. health care costs.

It takes longer for a smoker to get pregnant.

Check out the Smoking and Fertility Fact Sheet for more information.

IUDs and Birth Control

What is an IUD? A small, T-shaped, bendable implant that's put inside the uterus. IUDs are either wrapped in copper or contain hormones

 

   

  

Many vets have tragically lost the ability to have children

Because of injuries, especially blast injuries from improvised explosive devices, many veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts have tragically lost the ability to have children. After they transition out of the military, affected veterans are left without the basic ability to start a family and move on with their lives. Wounded Warrior Project is sincerely grateful to those American Society for Reproductive Medicine members who have agreed to offer IVF services to injured veterans at a discount. Ultimately, though, it is the job of Congress to act on this important issue and end the decades-old ban on VA's ability to offer IVF to veterans who need it.  -- Jeremy Chwat, Chief Strategy Officer, Wounded Warrior Project  #IVF4VETS
  

Our government should do better by our veterans

Our government should do better by our veterans. Until it does, the nation's infertility doctors are going to try to offer some help.  -- Brad Van Voorhis, M.D., President, Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology #IVF4VETS
 

Semen analysis is a test on the fluid that is released when a man has an orgasm

Semen analysis can tell a doctor about the volume, total count, concentration, motility, morphology, and the presence of infection.

  

Thank you to IVF centers across the US that are helping our Veterans

Thank you to IVF centers across the US that are helping our Veterans right now!  -- Barbara Collura, President & CEO, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association  #IVF4VETS
 

The fertile window is the six days leading up to and ending on ovulation

The "fertile window" is the six (6) days leading up to and ending on ovulation. The chance of pregnancy goes up if couples hae intercourse every one to two days.

The Goal Of Infertility Treatment

The Goal of Infertility Treatment: One healthy baby at a time.

 

The VFW salutes ASRM for its initiative to assist veterans

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States salutes the American Society for Reproductive Medicine for its initiative to assist veterans who have lost the ability to have children due to service related wounds, injuries and illnesses. The VFW hopes that this act of generosity by participating infertility clinics will motivate Congress to finally authorize coverage of IVF treatments.  -- VFW Legislative Director, Raymond C. Kelley  #IVF4VETS
 

Updated: 6.7 Million Women Are Unable To Have A Child

Updated: 6.7 Million Women Are Unable To Have A Child
 

Updated: The inability to have a child affects 1 in every 9 women in the USA

In a survey of married women, 1.5 million in the USA (6%) are infertile.  (Source: National Survey of Family Growth, CDC 2006-2010).

VVA supports medically assisted procreation for vets

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) has supported medically assisted procreation procedures for service-disabled veterans for more than three decades, and we will continue to do so. We also congratulate the American Society for Reproductive Medicine for its initiative in these efforts.  -- Thomas J. Berger, Ph.D., Executive Director, The Veterans Health Council of Vietnam Veterans of America  #IVF4VETS
  

We can make a difference

We can make a difference! We can help our Veterans right now through the Service to Veterans program and into the future by telling Congress to overturn the IVF ban at the VA.  -- Barbara Collura, President & CEO, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association  #IVF4VETS
 

We have an obligation to care for them

The men and women in our armed forces go where our nation's leaders direct them. When they are wounded serving their country, we have an obligation to care for them.  -- Rebecca Z. Sokol, M.D., Immediate Past President, American Society for Reproductive Medicine #IVF4VETS
  

Your chance of pregnancy each month declines with age

A healthy 30-year old woman has about a 20% chance of getting pregnant each month.  A healthy 40-year old woman has about a 5% chance of getting pregnant each month.

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