National Infertility Awareness Week®, (NIAW) is not just about awareness for one week, it is much more than that. NIAW is a movement that, since 1989, has set out to reduce stigma and educate the public about reproductive health and issues that make building a family so difficult for so many. It’s also a movement to empower those whose lives are forever changed when they struggle to build a family. This is our time to work together as a community and boldly kick down the barriers that impact millions of people each day.
The founder of this movement, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, has made it their mission to unite all people struggling to build a family, the professionals, corporate partners, and the media to:
Enhance public understanding that infertility needs and deserves attention.
Ensure that people trying to build a family know the guidelines for seeing a specialist.
Educate lawmakers about how infertility impacts people in their state.
In 2010, National Infertility Awareness Week became a federally recognized health observance by the Department of Health and Human Services.