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National Infertility Awareness Week Is April 22-28, 2012

National Infertility Awareness Week is April 22-28, 2012

National Infertility Awareness Week® is a nationwide campaign intended to educate the public about infertility and the concerns of the infertility community.

This year’s theme is “Don’t Ignore Infertility.” We chose this important message because every voice that speaks out about the realities of infertility, and every act that acknowledges infertility as a medical condition with far-reaching social and emotional implications, helps tear down the wall of ignorance and silence that surrounds this devastating disease.

What You Can Do

Don’t ignore opportunities to talk about infertility. Take advantage of opportunities in your daily life to share information about or bring attention to the cause of infertility.

Don’t ignore legislation affecting infertility patients. Several pending and existing laws encroach upon the rights of the infertile to freely build their families. Help change policy and protect your rights by writing to your representative or attending RESOLVE’s Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. on April 25.

Don’t ignore infertility support available. Infertility is a lonely road, but no one has to travel it alone. Join an online infertility forum or local support group to find a warm, welcoming environment.

Don’t ignore people struggling with infertility. Reach out to friends or family members struggling with infertility. Ask how you can best support them in their journey.

Don’t ignore the impact of making a donation. Every cent donated helps bring needed programs and services to women and men with infertility. Sign up for the Walk of Hope or create your own fundraising event in your location.
Don’t ignore family building alternatives. You can build your family through many paths. During this week, open your mind to options that you had not previously considered.

Don’t ignore your own strength. If you’re engaged in the fight against infertility, take a moment to recognize your courage and determination, as well as that of the sisters and brothers fighting alongside you.
What won’t you ignore about infertility during National Infertility Awareness Week? Come tell us about it on our Facebook page!

Thank You National Infertility Awareness Week Partners.

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