On July 15, 2014 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a national public health action plan aiming to improve detection, prevention and management of infertility across the U.S. population. The actions detailed in the plan shall contribute to promote healthy behaviors, prevention, early detection and treatment of medical conditions, and the reduction of exposures to environmental, occupational, infectious and iatrogenic agents impacting fertility. As such, the action plan calls for more research to better understand synthetic endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) affecting reproductive health. In the report, the CDC points out that Federal, state, and local agencies, the scientific community, health care professionals, insurance providers, employers, industry, and nonprofit organizations must join efforts in order to address infertility successfully. The report was produced in cooperation with other U.S. government agencies, professional and consumer organizations, and scientists.
CDC (July 15, 2014). “Infertility and public health.”