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National Infertility Awareness Week

April 21-27, 2013 is National Infertility Awareness Week and Fertility Authority is helping to raise awareness by breaking down what “Infertility Is…” and what “Infertility Is Not…”.

Each of our bloggers, including fertility doctors and fertility patients, are contributing to the awareness effort by writing about the myths and facts of infertility or simply things you may not have known. Here are three basic facts about infertility to help you educate your friends and family:

  1. Infertility is a medical diagnosis that is often explored if a woman over the age of 35 has been trying to conceive for six months without success or a woman under the age of 35 has been trying to conceive for one year. If she has a known infertility diagnosis, a family history of infertility, or suspects she may not be ovulating, she should see a fertility doctor without delay.

  2. Infertility is not just a woman’s problem. It is the result of female factor infertility in 50% of cases, and male factor infertility in 50% of cases. It is best for a couple who is trying to conceive to contact our Patient Care Coordinators for information on a fertility workup with a reputable fertility doctor in their area.

  3. Infertility is not (always) an isolating experience. You would be surprised to find that many other women and men are also struggling to build their families. Stop by to connect with others in the trenches of fertility treatment. You can also check out Fertility Authority’s blogroll for encouraging stories and information about infertility.

Check back all week for National Infertility Awareness Week blog entries on

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