National Infertility Awareness Week®
Anyone can be challenged to have a family. No matter what race, religion, sexuality or economic status you are, infertility doesn’t discriminate.
Together, we can change how others view infertility. It begins with being part of a national movement, National Infertility Awareness Week® April 21 – 27, 2019. This week unites millions of Americans who want to remove the stigmas and barriers that stand in the way of building families.
Here are some facts about who has infertility from Resolve:
1 in 8 couples (or 12% of married women) have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. (2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth, CDC)
7.4 million women, or 11.9% of women, have ever received any infertility services in their lifetime. (2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth, CDC)
Approximately one-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner and one-third is caused by a combination of problems in both partners or, is unexplained. (www.asrm.org)
A couple ages 29-33 with a normal functioning reproductive system has only a 20-25% chance of conceiving in any given month (National Women’s Health Resource Center). After six months of trying, 60% of couples will conceive without medical assistance. (Infertility As A Covered Benefit, William M. Mercer, 1997)
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is the only organization fighting for access to all family building options for anyone who struggles to build a family and the founders of the National Infertility Awareness Week movement.