Between 18th April and 24th April 2021 is National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) in the United States. It’s the week that “unites millions of Americans who want to remove the stigmas and barriers that stand in the way of building families” (read more here).
Infertility doesn’t discriminate. It affects both men and women equally, regardless of social status, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation. Infertility doesn’t have borders and affects people all around the world, every single day. Infertility is still a taboo subject.
According to the NHS website, infertility in women can be caused by lack of regular ovulation, blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, endometriosis, PCOS, thyroid problems. Some medicines can also affect fertility.
Infertility in men is is caused by poor quality semen, testicle damage due to infections, cancer etc, hypogonadism, ejaculation disorders, and others.
In the UK, unexplained infertility accounts for 1 in 4 cases. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends IVF treatment after having an unsuccessful pregnancy after 2 years of trying to conceive naturally.
The hashtag of the event is #WhatIwantYouToKnow.
Read our patients' stories to see how we helped our patients overcome their fertility issues and become parents.