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NICHD Infertility and Fertility Research Goals

Addressing issues related to infertility in both men and women is a central part of the NICHD mission. The Institute conducts and supports research on various aspects of infertility, including:

  • Causes of infertility
  • Therapies for treating infertility
  • Demographics of infertility and its treatments
  • Economic impact of infertility and its treatments
  • Conditions and disorders that cause, contribute to, or are associated with infertility
  • Fertility as a sign of overall health

NICHD also supports several networks that study fertility/infertility and provides programs to train investigators in infertility research.


NICHD Research Goals

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