Get educated and empowered during National Infertility Awareness Week
National Infertility Awareness Week is April 21-29, just a few weeks before Mother’s Day. It’s the perfect time to remember the women and their partners who are having a hard time growing their families. It’s also a time to educate the public about infertility and to advocate for better insurance coverage for treatments. If you think you may have infertility, now is the time to let our Southern California fertility doctor help you. There’s no need to feel shameful because infertility is a medical condition. It’s not your fault.
During National Infertility Awareness Week, you can take steps to help yourself and others. You can confide in your family and friends for support, share your story, write Congress or attend Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. Making your voice heard can make you feel more empowered and hopeful.
National Infertility Awareness Week: Learn about infertility
Infertility is a medical condition of the male or female reproductive system. It’s usually defined as difficulty getting pregnant after one year of unprotected intercourse, or six months of trying for women over 35 years old. Women who suffer multiple miscarriages may also have infertility. Consider these possible causes of infertility during National Infertility Awareness Week.
- An egg doesn’t release from one of the ovaries
- Problems in the fallopian tube
- The egg doesn’t get fertilized by the sperm
- The fertilized egg doesn’t implant in the uterus
- Low sperm count or lack of sperm
- Large veins on the testicles
- Poor movement of sperm
About one-third of infertility is female-related, and about one-third is male-related. The last third is a combination of both or unexplained.
We can help
Let our Southern California fertility doctor, Robert Anderson MD, help you with infertility, not just during National Infertility Awareness Week, but any time. He’ll review your health history, conduct tests and create a personalized treatment plan to bring you one step closer to growing your family.
Contact us for more information about infertility or to schedule an appointment.