#AgeMatters35

Did you know 52 % of women over the age of 35 would have made different decisions about their fertility, if they educated better when they were younger. Doctors don’t bring up the conversation unless they are asked. Your most fertile years are between 18 – 29 years of age, starting to decline at age 30.

The new norm is 35- 45 years of age where women are having children and during this time there is higher risks factors with pregnancies, higher number of miscarriages, and  lower egg count and quality. Women were unaware of that their fertility drops between the ages of 30 an 45 .

Pubic Health Priority

I am working with the CDC  to help bring awareness on the importance of educating women that age does matter when it comes to a woman’s fertility. The (WHO) World Health Organization and the (ASRM) American Society for Reproductive Medicine has defines infertility as a disease. One out of 8 couples are infertile, and to add to this environmental , chemical and occupational exposures now and earlier in life could affect fertility outcome. These exposures can also affect pregnancy outcomes ( multiple births, premature deliveries ) and increase likely hood of adult onset diseases  such as ovarian , prostate, testicular cancers, metabolic syndrome and (PCOS) polycystic ovary syndrome.

Infertility can serve as a marker of past, present and future health and provide a window of opportunity to improve care for affected reproductive aged women and men . Infertility can have a pubic health implications that go beyond just simply the ability to have children.*1

Please check out the National Public Health Action Plan for the Detection, Prevention and Management of Infertility

*1- CDC-National Public Health Action Plan for the Detection, Prevention and Management of Infertility

 

Author Event: Plaistow Public Library May 12, 2016

 

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Author Lynn M. Collins to Hold Book Event at Plaistow Public Library

Author Lynn M. Collins will read from her new book, Sperm Tales: An Informative Guide Through the Challenges of Infertility at the Plaistow Public Library, May 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. 85 Main St, Plaistow, NH 03865

According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, infertility affects about 6.1 people in the United States, which is about ten percent of the reproductive age population. Collins’ unique fertility guide, Sperm Tales: An Informative Guide Through the Challenges of Infertility, provides clear answers to questions of all women of childbearing age, and helps them gain a better understanding of fertility and the potential roadblocks they may confront if they wait too long.

This easy-to-read guide explains how infertility affects both men and women, while covering the latest treatments. For instance, How to Choose a Fertility Center, The Initial Consult, Causes of Female/Male Infertility, Procedures for an IUI, In Vitro Fertilization, Same Sex Couples, Sperm Banking, Egg Donors and much more. Sperm Tales also provides a list of acronyms, a glossary of terms and humorous asides from an imaginary friendly sperm named Spanky.

Collins draws on her experience as a laboratory supervisor for a leading national sperm bank and manager for a multi-million dollar infertility laboratory. Written with compassion, humor, as well as clear step-by-step information about the numerous challenges — medical and otherwise — Sperm Tales walks you through the journey of infertility treatment.

Lynn M. Collins was trained in the Infertility field at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. She later set up and worked for more than 10 years at an Infertility Lab and Sperm Bank in Danvers, MA. She lives in Newton, New Hampshire with her husband, Kevin, black lab Shamus and cat Trapper John.

For more information about the book and the author, visit http://www.infertility-tales.com.

The author will read a selection from Sperm Tales and be on hand to answer questions and sign copies of the book. With each signed book, you will receive a tip sheet, “10 Fertility Tips: How to Make Pregnancy Possible.” The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Contact:

Skye Wentworth, Book Publicist

978-462-4453

skyewentworth@gmail.com