Welcome to the Catholic Infertility Resources directory!
Whether you’re just starting out on your infertility journey or you’re still looking for answers years in, the burden of infertility is a heavy one. This website compiles resources relating to infertility into one, organized place. While it does not contain everything you might need or want to know, we hope that the information on these pages will help you feel accompanied, understood, and more equipped in your current circumstances.
While the Catholic Church is right to promote fruitfulness and generosity regarding children, couples who struggle to conceive can suffer from the judgment and assumptions of their fellow Catholics. They might also struggle to find medical assistance that aligns with Church teaching, or not know what to say to family or friends who ask less-than-tactful questions. There is a need to provide empathetic and knowledgeable support and mentorship to both men and women who long for children but can’t seem to have them.
According to the CDC, about 1 in 5 (19%) women of childbearing age in America are not able to conceive after a year of trying (infertile). Furthermore, about 1 in 4 (26%) women in this group have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term (impaired fecundity). About 6% of women take more than a year to conceive a subsequent child (secondary infertility).
Infertility affects one in every six couples who are trying to conceive, and in nearly 30% of infertility cases, male infertility issues are the cause. 30-40% of infertility cases are due to a combination of female and male factors. About 10% of all American men suffer from infertility. While these numbers are discouraging, they also signal that you are not alone.
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