Gold Star for the CDC

The CDC is paying attention.  :)

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with the Male Reproductive Health Alliance is hosting a stakeholder meeting entitled, Advancing Men’s Reproductive Health in the United States: Current Status and Future Directions in Atlanta, GA. The meeting will highlight multi-disciplinary approaches to improve men's reproductive health outcomes through public health activities. The meeting’s agenda includes presentations and discussions by stakeholders regarding strategies used to address male reproductive health problems. Participants will represent government agencies, national organizations serving health professionals or consumers, as well as academic programs involved in promoting men’s reproductive health.

I also wanted to make sure that you all saw the new CDC webpage about Infertility. I posted a while back about the email exchange I had with the CDC asking them to revise their website to include reference to Male Factor Infertility, and THEY LISTENED! The new site provide a much more balanced picture, and hopefully will help raise awareness about the importance of male reproductive issues as well.

Check out Dr. Turek's post about speaking at the CDC conference. Gold stars for Dr.T too!



Rach said...

Thats awesome they listened!!!

Kakunaa said...

Yay for progress! And yay for you making change happen. You are a force of nature!

Emmy said...

Woohoo! Way to go! Thanks for speaking for many of us!!

Anonymous said...

...and 2 gold stars for you for pointing out the error of their ways!! Fantastic work. Putting us (broken) guys on the map!!

S.I.F. said...

I wanted to let you know that there are two other women who participate in our weekly chats who have husbands with Azoospermia... One is in the process of IVF #2 right now, and they are both wonderful! We would love to see you pop into one of our chats!

And seriously? How freaking cool! You got the CDC to make a change... that's amazing!

Anonymous said...

Good for you for calling this to their attention! You go, girls!

Kathleen said...

sstopping over from ICLW #120 - nice work on advocating for more awareness and getting the CDC to change their website! you rock!


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