National Public Education Initiative Takes Place April 21-27, 2019
(April 9, 2019, McLean, VA) – RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association will recognize National Infertility Awareness Week®, April 21 through April 27, 2019. The movement brings together millions of Americans who want to remove the stigmas and barriers that stand in the way of building families. Centered around this year’s NIAW theme #InfertilityUncovered, RESOLVE will rally the infertility community to raise awareness about the significant lack of access to family building options and emotional support for millions of women and men struggling to build a family.
Anyone can be challenged to have a family. No matter what race, religion, sexuality, or economic status you are, infertility doesn’t discriminate,” said Barbara Collura, RESOLVE’s President/CEO. “National Infertility Awareness Week is a great opportunity for the infertility community to come together to make sure that the public, media, insurers, healthcare professionals, and lawmakers focus on the issues that can truly improve the lives of people living with infertility.
Throughout NIAW, members of the infertility community will share their stories and lead the conversation about challenges to family building and methods of resolution. Through national media, local events, social media, awareness walks, and fundraising, the infertility community will take action to increase awareness of infertility in order to remove stigmas and improve access to family building options.
RESOLVE’s National Infertility Awareness Week 2019 is supported by its NIAW Partners: Church and Dwight, makers of First Response, EMD Serono, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, IntegraMed Fertility, Progyny, RMA of Connecticut, and Shady Grove Fertility Center.
NIAW became a federally recognized health observance by the Department of Health and Human Services in 2010. RESOLVE can provide experts for interviews on all aspects of infertility, as well as personal patient stories from women and men living with infertility. Find out more about NIAW at infertilityawareness.org.
About RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association: Established in 1974, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders. One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age has trouble conceiving or carrying a pregnancy to term. RESOLVE addresses this public health issue by providing community to these women and men, connecting them with others who can help, empowering them to find resolution and giving voice to their demands for access to all family building options. For more information, visit www.RESOLVE.org.