National Infertility Awareness Week 2016

This Week is National Infertility Awareness Week!This week, April 24th - 30th, is National Infertility Awareness Week #NIAW, and ASRM, in collaboration with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and Ferring Pharmaceuticals, is sharing valuable information about infertility, dispelling common myths about the subject, and having a little fun in the process. Through the #KnowMoreStartAsking campaign, women can join campaign spokesperson, Bobbie Thomas, to learn about her own infertility journey, hear others' stories, gain access to fertility resources, and learn that if they are experiencing infertility, they are not alone and help is available.

Read about Bobbie Thomas, beauty and fashion expert, and Style Editor for NBC's the TODAY show, and watch her video to hear about her own experience with infertility.

You can also hear about the experiences of other women, Laura and Lisa, as you watch videos of their personal makeovers, provided by Bobbie, while they recount their own personal infertility journeys.

Visit the campaign website at, Then, visit your favorite social media sites and join the conversation by using the hastags#NIAW and #KnowMoreStartAsking!


Visit the Know More. Start Asking. campaign website,www.myfertilityfacts.comfor a wealth of information available to share with your patients.

Test your knowledge  - take the Fertility Myths quiz; See some of the most prevalent myths about fertility; Read about the campaigncollaborators; View the campaignbackground including the videos and press release; and Takeaction for yourself and others!

Hear Bobbie Thomas and two infertility patients talk about some of the more outlandish fertility myths and ASRM's  Dr. Richard Paulson provide some information on the facts.

ASRM President, Dr. Owen Davis, is scheduled to participate in several media interviews this week as part of National Infertility Awareness Week, including an interview with New York magazine's The Cut on Monday about ovarian aging, and a media tea today, along with Bobbie Thomas, with a group of media bloggers. Catch him in the news!




Volume 18, Number 19
April 11, 2016

National Infertility Awareness Week® is April 24-30, 2016

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is a collaborative effort on the part of the millions of women and men diagnosed with infertility and the nation’s medical, mental health, family building experts and policymakers to raise awareness about infertility.

The theme for this year's NIAW is "#StartAsking" and is intended to motivate all that are part of the infertility community to commit to the cause, which includes asking:

  • Employers for insurance coverage.
  • Lawmakers and legislators to support issues important to the infertility community.
  • The media to report on the real challenges of infertility.
  • Friends and family to support the cause.
  • REs, clinics, OBGYNs and adoption agencies to support RESOLVE.
  • Those who have resolved their infertility to stay involved.  

For specific ways your practice and your patients can be involved in NIAW please see the various resources RESOLVE has made available on the official NIAW website. or download the clinic toolkit.

ASRM encourages its members to be a part of NIAW, and to encourage your patients to be involved, as well.