Useful Websites

Below you will find a number of websites that have been selected and reviewed by York Fertility Centre as websites that you may find useful throughout your time as a patient. You can find information on fertility, pregnancy,  medication, donor sperm, medical associations, financing and health cards.


Fertility

American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Factsheets – Informational factsheets and booklets developed specifically for patients that contain valuable information on the causes, procedures and risks associated with infertility, such as: Challenges of Parenting Multiples, Evaluation of the Uterus, IUI, Medications for Inducing Ovulation, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, and so on.

Reproductive Medicine Resources (ASRM)  – Patient portal for ASRM resources on all things related to reproductive medicine. See also: ASRM Factsheet Package – Infertility Testing

Male Infertility (ASRM) – Useful information regarding male infertility.

Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) Patient Resources

International Society for Mild Approaches in Assisted Reproduction (ISMAAR) Scientific Papers– A collection of scientific papers and studies looking primarily at the advantages and disadvantages of mild approaches to assisted reproduction (i.e. mild ovulation stimulation vs. hyper-stimulation of the ovaries). 

Fertile Future – Non-profit organization which aims to help women with cancer make informed decisions about the future of their fertility.


Pregnancy

Motherisk – Stay up-to-date with Sick Kids Hospital, which provides important health and safety updates for pregnant women. Also includes helpline phone numbers, frequently asked questions, and patient resources for pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Infertility Medication Information

EMD Serono – For information about Ovidrel®, Gonal-F®, Crinone®, and Serophene®.

Ferring – Information about Menopur®, Repronex®, Endometrin®, as well on how to manage medication costs.­

Merck – See Products for information about Puregon® and ORGALUTRAN®.


Donor Sperm

Outreach Health Services – Donor Sperm Listings – including European Sperm Bank – and details about the process of obtaining donor sperm.

ReproMed – Toronto based sperm bank and donor sperm resources.

CAN-AM Cryoservices – An additional sperm bank located in Hamilton.


Financing and Support Groups

Medicard Finance  – A patient financing company that can help you break down medical expenses into monthly payments.

Single Mothers by Choice  – A support group and resources for women who are or who are choosing to become a single mother.

Perinatal Bereavement Services of Ontario  – A website which provides support and resources for parents who have lost a child during pregnancy, including loss counselling.

Health Cards

Health Card Renewals – You will require a valid Ontario Health Card. If necessary, you can find the necessary forms to renew your card here. 


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