The Region VIII Infertility Prevention Project is dedicated to the prevention of infertility caused by sexually transmitted diseases, particularly chlamydia and gonorrhea. The Region VIII Infertility Prevention Project is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Infertility Prevention Project (IPP). The National IPP is comprised of ten Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) regions around the nation.
The purpose of the project is to control STD-related infertility through the collaborative efforts of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD), family planning (FP) providers, and other health care providers throughout Region VIII. Region VIII includes six states: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.