This year National Infertility Awareness Week® is April 23-29. During this week and all year long, our goal at Coastal Fertility Specialists is to share our knowledge and unwavering support to our patients and all those suffering from Infertility.
“Unfortunately, over 18 million women in the United States suffer from infertility, holding them back from the greatest happiness life has to offer,” says Dr. John Schnorr, Medical Director at Coastal Fertility. “Fortunately, through simple and advanced medical treatments, success rates with persistence are over 95%. My hope is that Infertility Awareness Week encourages couples with infertility to investigate the cause and treatments to help them build the families of their dreams.”
Did you know that you are not alone in your struggle with infertility? In fact, 1 in 8 couples is also struggling with infertility; too often alone and too often in silence. Coastal Fertility is on a mission to change this. Every day, we strive to inspire greater empathy for those struggling with infertility. For many of us, it hits close to home. Some of us have faced our own struggles trying to conceive. Many of us have witnessed the emotional pain infertility can cause through our friends, family and of course, our patients. To the 7+ million individuals suffering from this disease, National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW) is our chance to come together and communicate a message of understanding, share a feeling of support, and relay a promise of hope.
Below are some interesting statistics taken from www.resolve.org:
- Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive for 12 months or to carry a pregnancy through a live birth.
- 1 in 4 couples in developing countries have been found to be affected by infertility.
- 1/3 of the diagnoses have to do with problems with the female, 1/3 is male and 1/3 are both.
- Only 15 states have an insurance mandate to offer some form of infertility insurance.
This year’s NIAW theme is Have a Heart, join the conversation at #HaveAHeart to help support others and educate our leaders about this disease.