RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association Comments on the Release of the Latest Infertility Statistics from the National Survey of Family Growth

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Report Shows Relative Stability since 2002

An infertility diagnosis is devastating, whether you were diagnosed in 2002 or 2013. The difference today is that more people are sharing their infertility diagnosis and seeking out the resources they need to manage this disease.

The National Center for Health Statistics released its first full report since 2002 on “Infertility and Impaired Fecundity in the United States, 1982-2010: Data from the National Survey of Family Growth.” Impaired fecundity, which is defined as difficulty getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy, has been relatively stable since 2002: 12% of all women aged 15-44 had impaired fecundity in 2002 compared to 11% in 2006-2010. The percentage of married women who are infertile, defined as a lack of pregnancy despite having unprotected intercourse in the 12 months prior to the survey, dropped from 7.4% in 2002 to 6.0% in 2006-2010.

Despite a relatively stable number of women with impaired fecundity from 2002-2010, RESOLVE has seen a steady growth in women and men accessing RESOLVE’s resources, especially emotional support services. “An infertility diagnosis is devastating, whether you were diagnosed in 2002 or 2013. The difference today is that more people are sharing their infertility diagnosis and seeking out the resources they need to manage this disease,” stated Barbara Collura, RESOLVE President/CEO.

RESOLVE looks forward to evaluating the forthcoming companion report on the use of infertility services as we remain committed to increasing access to all available infertility services, including medical treatment and emotional support.

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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. 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. For more information, visit http://www.resolve.org

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