McLean, VA (PRWEB) April 19, 2013
As a key component of National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, launches the Fertility 5 campaign in partnership with Shady Grove Fertility Center. Fertility 5 will raise awareness about when couples trying to conceive should take the next step and seek the advice of a fertility specialist, and how people with infertility can receive support and information.
As part of this new initiative to raise awareness, RESOLVE will introduce an online personal fertility assessment tool. By answering five questions, a couple can determine if it is time to see a fertility specialist. This free, online tool is located at http://www.resolve.org/fertility5.
“All too often, individuals and couples trying to conceive do not understand what impacts their fertility and when it’s the right time to see a fertility specialist,” said Barbara Collura, President/CEO of RESOLVE. “RESOLVE wants to show those trying to conceive that making the decision to see a fertility specialist is a positive and empowering decision. It means a person is taking action by learning more about their fertility.”
The Fertility 5 campaign will also raise awareness of the resources offered by RESOLVE. After completing the assessment, individuals will be directed to support resources such as articles, online and in-person support groups, and doctors specializing in infertility treatment.
“Too many couples struggle alone without the guidance they need to decide when to take the next step and see a specialist. We hope that by working with RESOLVE to increase awareness of infertility and providing this simple tool to assess a couple's needs, together we can reduce their anxiety about treatment and get them the help they need,” said Eric A. Widra, MD, Medical Director of Shady Grove Fertility
The Fertility 5 Campaign will be promoted by a series of radio public service announcements and expert interviews aired in the Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia areas during NIAW, April 21-27.
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 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.
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.
About Shady Grove Fertility Centers: With over 5,000 IVF cycles and 1,000 donor egg cycles performed annually, Shady Grove Fertility Center is the largest and one of the most progressive fertility and IVF Centers in the United States, producing pregnancy success rates that are consistently higher than the national averages. Twenty-eight reproductive endocrinologists, as well as PhD scientists, geneticist, and over 400 highly specialized staff care for the thousands of local, national and international patients who seek treatment through the Center each year. Shady Grove Fertility conducts clinical research in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health and is part of their subspecialty training Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology. In addition to participating with over 30 insurance plans, Shady Grove Fertility innovated numerous treatment and financial programs, such as Shared Risk 100% Refund Program, Multi-Cycle Discount Option for IVF, Shared Donor Egg, International Donor Egg, and Shared Help, to make treatment more affordable for more couples. Shady Grove Fertility is a member of the Attain Fertility Network.
Fertility 5 empowered by RESOLVE and brought to you by Shady Grove Fertility Centers.