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“Anyone can be diagnosed with infertility”, how RESOLVE is fighting for health coverage
“An infertility diagnosis carries the same emotional burden as a cancer diagnosis. Just let that sink in.”
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — This is Infertility Awareness Week, a time to shine a light on a medical diagnosis that many battle in silence. 7.4 million, or 1 in 8 people experience infertility, but the actual number of people who seek fertility care is much higher.
“That doesn’t even count people who might be in the LGBTQ plus community. It might it doesn’t include people who want to be a single parent by choice,” said Barb Collura. “So we know that a lot of people struggle it’s not just the millions of the one and eight but that many, many more.”
Collura is the President and CEO of RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association. “Infertility does not discriminate,” she said from her New York City hotel room on Wednesday afternoon, “We say this all the time. It doesn’t matter your race, your ethnicity, your religion, if you’re a man or a woman, your economic status, anyone can be diagnosed with infertility.”