The National Association of Involuntary Childlessness™ (NAIC) is the comprehensive research arm of Tutum Global that focuses specifically on research studies in infertility and female childlessness. At NAIC, research is the backbone of what we do. From causes and links to infertility to effects of involuntary childlessness, our researchers are among the best in their field. Research is more than just a career —  it’s a passion. We know medical breakthroughs occur at the intersection of different scientific disciplines. Our disruptive approach to reproductive health has given birth to groundbreaking discoveries that assist the larger scientific community in improving the overall health of childless women.

More than 22 million women are unable to naturally conceive or carry a child to term. One in five women will remain childless and for 90% of them, it was not by choice. Addressing under-researched issues related to infertility in women is a central part of the NAIC mission.

The National Association of Involuntary Childlessness is dedicated to women’s reproductive health research and learning more about wellness and hidden conditions that affect infertile and involuntary childless women. Our cutting edge research offers comprehensive nil national discussions that address current issues in infertility and female childlessness.

We conduct research in two main areas:

Reproductive Health Conditions and Infertility

Our focus is to improve the lives of women living with infertility. Our studies support research aimed at alleviating human infertility and uncovering new possible pathways to control fertility. In addition, our researchers are investigating the underlying causes and links of these often misunderstood conditions.

Effects of Female Childlessness

With data on involuntary childless women severely lacking, our researchers are investigating associations between coping, social support and psychological distress, the social and cultural consequences of being involuntary childless, qualitative studies of childless older women and healthcare needs.

Support Our Research

Help us eliminate disparities in women’s reproductive health research and improve the lives of women around the country.