Why My Fertility Choices?

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. This web site has been developed, in an ongoing effort to help fill that gap.

Our site is organized into what we have identified as the major areas of consideration when making fertility choices: Fertility Information, Readiness, Decision-Making, and Relationships. You’ll notice that we have different types of blog posts on the site:

Ask an Expert, where you can pose a question in confidence, to our medical or mental health specialist and read responses to other users’ questions

Personal Stories, where you can submit your own fertility story and read peoples’ experiences of making and living with various fertility choices, such as choosing to become a parent without having a partner

Fertility News, where we post the most recent and up-to-date fertility information

Did You Know, a FAQ-type section on fertility, AHR and family building options.

If you’re looking for a particular topic, you can use the search field on the top right of your screen to find specific topics and issues addressed within our site.

Links to a number of other relevant sites and sources of information are also posted on the site. We hope you find the information that you’re looking for! If you don’t, please drop us a line in the comments section and tell us what you’d like to see added to the site.

When you’re done surfing the site, please take a few minutes to fill in our Feedback Form  – let us know what you thought of the site and whether you found the information useful.