Kate's Corner – Men's Health & Movember Continued
Often times, fertility testing can be weighted heavily in the direction of the female. A woman might come in and need to complete several diagnostic tests whereas men need to complete just one.
This can sometimes lead to the misconception that the woman’s health is a more important consideration when it comes to optimizing fertility.
How Men's Health Influences Infertility
This is not true! A man’s lifestyle and nutrition is often crucially important when optimizing male fertility and the likelihood of successfully conceiving. This is good news, because it means there are steps that can be taken to better your chances. If you schedule a consultation with one of our RMACT fertility specialists, he or she can point you in the right direction for improving your fertility.
Men’s health is so important, that there’s actually an entire month dedicated to raising awareness for it. That month is November, which has appropriately been re-titled as “Movember.” (Men’s health is also observed in June– two months seems about right!)
While the month may have ended, showing support for men’s health initiatives should not. This is where we can all lean on each other for support. Keep up the conversation, encourage the men in your life to go for their annual check-up and to stay active!
About Kate Doyle
As RMACT’s New Patient Liaison, Kate Doyle is the first person who speaks with patients before they schedule their initial appointment. Kate recently started contributing to RMACT’s blog, PathToFertility.com. In “Kate’s Corner” she shares her perspective on topics that interest new patients. This glimpse into fertility treatment gives readers a candid knowledge and insightful tips. Kate started at RMACT as a Patient Navigator in January 2013, which is when she learned that she enjoyed guiding patients through the ups and downs of treatment. Her current position enables her to work with patients at the onset of treatment when they need help bringing their limited understanding of infertility into focus.