National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), April 21-27, aims to raise awareness of infertility in order to remove the various stigmas and misconceptions surrounding it.
This year’s theme, #InfertilityUncovered, is designed to raise awareness of the lack of resources available for millions of men and women across the U.S. hoping to build a family. These resources include family-building options as well as emotional support resources.
Why Is Infertility Awareness So Important?
Although infertility has come into the spotlight much more in recent years as the discourse surrounding it begins to open up, it’s important to recognize the work that remains to be done in making fertility resources available for everyone struggling with infertility — regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, income, or socioeconomic status.
By uncovering these issues and getting them out into the public sphere, we’re better able to support those dealing with infertility and find the best ways to ensure that everyone seeking solutions is given easy access to them.
How Can You Get Involved With #InfertilityUncovered?
For those looking to get involved with NIAW and #InfertilityUncovered, whether you’ve experienced infertility firsthand or simply want to support those who have, you can start by spreading awareness — on social media, talking with friends and family, and even sharing your own story with others.
Whether or not you’re seeking infertility solutions yourself, also consider discussing the options available to you with your employer. Just hearing from employees that they’re aware of the resources out there and want to have access to them through their health care plan can go a long way in driving change on a larger scale.
Finally, consider starting a fundraiser to help raise money for RESOLVE, the nonprofit behind NIAW. Even getting together a small group of friends can make a big difference.
If you’re currently struggling to conceive, or just want to get a better idea of your options, contact the team at Fertility Solutions today.