‘An incredibly prevalent issue’: Expert explains when to seek fertility help – CTV

May 9, 2023

A report by the World Health Organization shows around one in six adults (17. 5 per cent) worldwide experience infertility.

Published on April 4, the report categorizes infertility as a disease of either the male or female reproductive system after failing to achieve pregnancy after 12 months or more.

Although the topic has grown less stigmatized, one expert says the lack of knowledge about infertility and affordable care leaves many without solutions.

“This is an incredibly prevalent issue,” Dr. Prati Sharma, associate physician at CReATe Fertility Centre in Toronto, told CTV’s Your Morning on Tuesday. “Access to care is a huge issue now and I think it’s really been identified globally and in Canada.”

There are clinics like the one Sharma works for that provide funding opportunities for people to access egg donation, surrogacy and sperm donation. Some employers offer benefits that cover fertility help, but Sharma says there are still people who cannot access affordable care.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/an-incredibly-prevalent-issue-expert-explains-when-to-seek-fertility-help-1.6390522

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