National Infertility Awareness Week Scheduled for April 20-26th

In an effort to spread awareness and public understanding about infertility and its impact on people’s lives, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, will be recognizing National Infertility Awareness Week from April 20-26 this year.  RESOLVE founded this movement and continues to work within the community to:

 

  1. Ensure that people trying to conceive know the guidelines for seeing a specialist when they are trying to conceive.
  2. Enhance public understanding that infertility is a disease that needs and deserves attention.
  3. Educate legislators about the disease of infertility and how it impacts people in their state.

This is the 25th year the organization has recognized the week by hosting programs and events all across the country to create public awareness and start a dialogue among those impacted by the issue. A key goal of the awareness week is to ensure people know the facts about infertility and to enhance public understanding by drawing attention to an issue that does not often appear in the media despite its prevalence.

According to RESOLVE, infertility affects approximately 10% of the population, and impacts diverse groups of people and families.  Infertility can be a painful, debilitating and emotional ordeal.  RESOLVE’s mission is to empower those affected by giving a voice to their needs and increasing access to family building options.  National Infertility Awareness Week aims to encourage and educate the approximately 7.3 million Americans facing the emotional and medical struggles of infertility, and remind them that they are not alone in the process.

 

To learn more about RESOLVE and National Infertility Awareness Week, please visit:

http://www.resolve.org/national-infertility-awareness-week/home-page.html

 
To read RESOLVE’s guide to Infertility Etiquette, please visit:

http://www.resolve.org/support-and-services/for-family–friends/infertility-etiquette.html