Don’t Ignore Infertility

April 22-28, 2012 is National Infertility Awareness Week

Did you know:

  • Infertility is a disease that affects 1 in 8 couples of reproductive age.
  • Often there are no signs or symptoms associated with an infertility problem.
  • Women and Men fighting the disease of infertility experience many hidden losses including:
  1. Loss of the pregnancy and the birth experience;
  2. Loss of a genetic legacy and loss of future contributing citizens to the next generation;
  3. Loss of the parenting experience;
  4. Loss of a grandparent relationship;
  5. Low feelings of self-worth;
  6. Loss of stability in family and personal relationships;
  7. Loss of work productivity; and
  8. Loss of a sense of spirituality and sense of hope for the future.
  • There are currently only 15 states that require insurance coverage for infertility treatment, and the laws vary widely.
  • There are many ways to build a family:
  1. Adoption
  2. Donor Options
  3. Fertility Medicines
  4. Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  5. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)/Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)
  6. Surrogacy
  7. Living Childfree  (Basic understanding of the disease of infertility.) (About NIAW)


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