The National Infertility Association Unite for an Important Cause

For the past 25 years, Shady Grove Fertility has been a leader in infertility awareness, community outreach, and educational initiatives. As a RESOLVE Visionary Partner, Shady Grove Fertility fully supports the “Listen Up!” movement and campaign message of National Infertility Awareness Week® (April 23 to 29, 2017). NIAW is a yearly initiative founded by RESOLVE to encourage people to act as their own infertility advocates and to educate legislators and the public about how infertility impacts one in eight couples within our community.

Since establishing a partnership with RESOLVE, Shady Grove Fertility has helped to raise not only awareness about infertility, but tens of thousands of dollars in support through annual events that advance RESOLVE’s programming, such as support groups, educational content, public awareness initiatives, and advocacy to ensure that family building options are available to everyone.

The message behind this year’s theme, “Listen Up!” is intended to empower the community to raise awareness to our lawmakers, insurance providers, and employers by educating them about the prevalence of infertility. Together, Shady Grove Fertility and RESOLVE are asking those affected by infertility to educate their community about the importance of being proactive about reproductive health and to know the guidelines for when it’s time to see a fertility specialist.

In order to promote this year’s NIAW theme, “Listen Up!” Shady Grove Fertility will provide in-office support, host physician-led webinars and in-person seminars, offer support groups, broadcast PSAs, launch an integrated social media campaign, publish educational blogs, and distribute informational emails in support of the 1 in 8 couples who are impacted by infertility.

NIAW is only one of the many ways throughout the year in which Shady Grove Fertility spreads awareness and supports the infertility community. On May 18, 2017, Shady Grove Fertility physicians and staff will let their voices be heard at Advocacy Day, a RESOLVE event, sponsored by Shady Grove Fertility, and in partnership with the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), where the infertility community will come together to speak with members of Congress about topics that advance access to family building options and provide financial relief to those in need. This event is an opportunity to let voices be heard and connect with influencers in the fertility community.

With 1 in 8 couples needing the help of a fertility specialist in order to have a baby, it is important to understand the recommended guidelines for when to see a fertility specialist, which are based on the length of time having unprotected intercourse and the female’s age. It is also important to…

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