Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT Joins With RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association To Observe National Infertility Awareness Week

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National Public Education Initiative Takes Place April 22 – April 28, 2012

RMA of CT's Team of Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists

“There is a rallying cry behind NIAW that RMA of CT is proud to be a part of. We consider it an opportunity to create awareness of the prevalence of infertility, as well as to help educate couples about their options,” said Dr. Mark Leondires.

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMA of CT) and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association will recognize National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW), April 22 through April 28, joining millions of women and men fighting the disease of infertility, healthcare professionals, psychologists and other thought leaders to promote greater awareness about infertility.

RESOLVE works to improve the lives of women and men living with infertility. One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age is diagnosed with infertility. RESOLVE addresses this public health issue by providing community to these women and men, connecting them with others who can help, empowering them to find resolution and giving voice to their demands for access to all family building options.

To create awareness during NIAW, RMA of CT is sponsoring three important events in the Connecticut area: the March of Dimes’ March for Babies Walks (April 29 in Stamford, May 6 in Danbury); A Family of My Own Fertility & Adoption Conference (April 21 in Rye, NY); and Stamford Women’s Expo (April 28 in Stamford). Dr. Mark Leondires, RMA of CT’s Medical Director, is a featured speaker at A Family of My Own Fertility & Adoption Conference; the topic is “Finding Hope: Working Together to Understand Your Fertility and Treatment Options in the Age of Modern ART.” Each of these events is an opportunity to create awareness about infertility and to speak with local men and women about their fertility, their concerns and their options.

“There is a rallying cry behind NIAW that RMA of CT is proud to be a part of. We consider it an opportunity to create awareness of the prevalence of infertility, as well as to help educate couples about their options,” said Dr. Mark Leondires.

“The theme of National Infertility Awareness Week is ‘Don’t Ignore Infertility,’ and RESOLVE is delighted to work with practices and organizations across the country to call attention to the disease of infertility,” said Barbara Collura, RESOLVE’s Executive Director. “This is a wonderful week when our community comes together to rally around the cause of infertility.”

RESOLVE’s NIAW 2012 is supported by its NIAW Partners: Attain Fertility, Church & Dwight Co., Inc., EMD Serono, Freedom Fertility Pharmacy, Merck, New Life Agency, OvaScience and Rite Aid.

About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMA of CT): RMA of CT specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS). RMA of CT, Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center, is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. RMA of CT has offices in Norwalk, Danbury and Stamford, and affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Putnam and Dutchess counties. RMA of CT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services through RMA of CT Integrated Fertility & Wellness Center, such as nutrition counseling, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga.

The RMA of CT team of Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists includes Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin, Joshua M. Hurwitz and Cynthia M. Murdock. All physicians are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Societies. RMA of CT’s IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and CLIA; other accreditations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). For more information visit http://www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.

About RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association: Established in 1974, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders. One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age is diagnosed with infertility. RESOLVE addresses this public health issue by providing community to these women and men, connecting them with other who can help, empowering them to find resolution and giving voice to their demands for access to all family building options. For more information, visit http://www.RESOLVE.org.

About National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW): Founded by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, NIAW is a movement that raises awareness about the disease of infertility and encourages the public to take charge of their reproductive health. Each year the infertility community comes together for one week to focus on ensuring that people trying to conceive know the guidelines for seeing a specialist when they are trying to conceive; enhancing public understanding that infertility is a disease that needs and deserves attention; and educating legislators about the disease of infertility and how it impacts people in their state. In 2010 NIAW became a federally recognized health observance by the Department of Health and Human Services. For more information, visit http://www.RESOLVE.org/niaw.

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