Designed specifically for Men
Coping for Every
Situation…Any time,
Any Place, Anywhere.

FertiStrong provides a variety of more than 500 custom coping options for over 50 specific situations which have the potential to cause distress for men throughout the family building journey.

Here is a listing of all the situations which are addressed in FertiStrong. As you can see, there are 12 broad categories; each category has anywhere from three to five infertility-specific life situations. And then for each life situation, there are six different suggestions/solutions to use.

The categories and life situations are as follows

  • Holidays
  • Kid-related events
  • Supporting your partner
  • Father’s Day insensitivity
  • SEX
  • Performance anxiety
  • Lost my Mojo
  • Just a stud service/Queen bee syndrome (Am I just a sperm delivery system)
  • Work sex vs play sex (The Job of Sex vs The Joy of Sex)
  • Providing a specimen
  • I’m the problem (male factor)
  • Using a sperm donor
  • Coping with my partner’s hormones and moods
  • The pregnancy test results
  • WORK
  • Work travel
  • Bad news at work from partner or lab
  • Talking to co-workers re: work absences
  • Work-treatment balance
  • Debunking myths
  • Insensitive people
  • Explaining to my parents/siblings
  • Advice from others/unsolicited advice
  • I’m okay if you’re okay
  • Channelling my anger into strength
  • Sadness and tears (Is it manly?)
  • Coping with stress
  • Coping with my feelings
  • Supporting my partner
  • Telling friends and family
  • Do I have the strength to try again?
  • Negative thinking
  • Working out
  • My masculinity
  • Lifestyle changes
  • My partner’s depressed
  • My partner’s frustrated
  • Partner resentment
  • We’re never on the same page
  • Arguing
  • Keeping it calm/civil
  • Cross complaining
  • Time out
  • Giving up/Am I a quitter?
  • Using egg donation
  • Using donor sperm
  • Adoption
  • Will she leave me for another guy?
  • Can our relationship survive if we don’t have kids?
  • Will I be a second class citizen when baby arrives?
  • Can I/we bond with a donor created child?

About the App

Dr. Domar and Dr. Grill, the creators of FertiCalm for women are thrilled to introduce you to FertiStrong, specifically designed for men. Dr. Domar and Dr. Grill are reproductive psychologists with over 45 years combined experience, at two of the most prominent infertility centers in the US. They provide counseling for women, men and couples as they work to build their families. FertiCalm and FertiStrong were developed to address the unmet needs of men and women trying to build a family. Many people don't have the time, money, or geographical access to see a therapist specially trained in infertility counseling. While FertiStrong is not a substitute for treatment with a licensed therapist or psychologist, FertiStrong serves as a helpful resource for men in the exact moment they feel stress, whenever and wherever they are, by providing them with coping techniques and strategies for many common scenarios faced by men on their family building journey.

App Features

FertiStrong provides a variety of more than 500 custom coping options for over 50 specific situations which have the potential to cause distress for men throughout the family building journey, situations such as:










Social events

FertiStrong addresses 50 common and distressing situations which men struggling to conceive encounter, and a variety of custom made solutions for each one. For each situation you might face (such as, your body not cooperating when your partner is ovulating or when you need to produce a sample or when your boss needs you to go away on a business trip when your partner is scheduled to undergo a retrieval) you can click on six different ways to help you feel better. In the moment. As in, right then when you are experiencing the distress.

Our Team

Dr. Alice D. Domar


Dr. Alice D. Domar is considered to be one of the world's top experts on the relationship between stress and infertility. She conducts research and has published dozens of articles in peer-reviewed journals on the topic, she lectures internationally at academic conferences, has trained health care professionals worldwide, has written two books on the topic, and is the founder of the Mind/Body Program for Infertility. She was the recipient of two grants from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the impact of infertility on emotional health. She is a practicing psychologist and director of integrative care at Boston IVF, the executive director of the Domar Centers for Mind/Body Health, and an associate professor, part-time, in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School. She is an editor of Fertility and Sterility, the official journal of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and is a past chair of the Mental Health Professional Group of ASRM.

Dr. Elizabeth Grill


Dr. Elizabeth Grill is Director of Psychological Services at the Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine and is Associate Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Medicine, and Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She is also an Assistant Attending Psychologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Grill is experienced as a counseling psychologist and medical researcher with a special focus on the emotional aspects of infertility, IVF treatment, third party reproduction, oncofertility, fertility preservation, sexual dysfunction, and stress and infertility. She served as Chair of the Mental Health Professional Group and served two terms on the Content Review Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Grill sits on several professional boards and is an editorial reviewer for peer reviewed journals. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters, has lectured worldwide to patient and medical audiences and has participated in media interviews related to the emotional aspects of reproductive medicine.

Dr. Janet Takefman

Content Writer

Janet Takefman, PhD is an Assistant Professor in both the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychology at McGill University Health Centre (MUHC); and is Director of Psychological Research and Services at the MUHC Reproductive Centre, the largest university-based infertility centre in Canada. She has co-authored more than 75 chapters and research articles on reproductive health and infertility and has presented at medical conferences around the world. She has been an invited consultant for fertility centers in Europe, Israel, Africa, the USA and Mexico. She is the co-creator of FertiQoL, the gold standard instrument measuring quality of life for those experiencing infertility and fertility treatments. She is a co-investigator of several Canadian funded research grants investigating the psychosocial and ethical aspects of fertility, the maternal pregnancy outcomes after fertility treatments and follow-up of children born from Assisted Reproductive Treatments (ART). She currently holds a team grant funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research looking at novel ways to promote physical and mental health in Canadian men facing fertility issues. She is past Chair of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), past Chair of the Counselling Group of Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS), past vice-president of Fertility Matters Canada (FMC); a Canadian patient advocacy organization; and is an executive Board member of Cancer Knowledge Network and Rhea of Hope, both organizations that provide support for those needing fertility preservation due to cancer treatments. She has worked with both the federal and provincial governing bodies of Canada and Quebec to help form Assisted Human Reproductive legislation. She is the 2016 recipient of the Care and Life award granted by CFAS to recognize outstanding accomplishments in ART work in Canada.

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How it Works

Here's an example: You are out with friends and someone starts to give you unsolicited advice about family building. click on it, and find the following solutions -

Cognitive Techniques

Behavioral Techniques

Social Solutions

Finding the Humor


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