Bust an Infertility Myth

This week (April 24-30) is National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW), a federally recognized health observance designed to raise awareness about infertility.

RESOLVE, the largest nationwide non-profit improving the lives of people diagnosed with infertility, founded NIAW more than 20 years ago to encourage people to take charge of their reproductive health.

This year the organization has added social media to its public education campaign with a Bust an Infertility Myth Blog Challenge.

The goal of the challenge is to bring together bloggers from the infertility community as well as other bloggers interested in the topic to answer the question: What is the biggest infertility myth and how has it affected your life or the life of your friends and family members?

Blogs can be based on your own experience with infertility, the experience of a friend or family member, or even just to explore the topic.

So far, more than 70 bloggers have taken up the challenge.

The blog topics range from “Relax! You’ll get pregnant when you’re supposed to!” to “It will happen if it was meant to be” to “The second one’s easier”.

RESOLVE busts a myth every day this week. Today’s Busted Myth of the Day is “You waited too long to have kids.”

Busted!: While it is true that fertility decreases with age, youth does not guarantee fertility. Many men and women in their 20’s have infertility. And women in their early 40’s can get pregnant and deliver healthy babies. However, if you know that you want to have children, the earlier you try, the less likely it is that you will have trouble.

If blogging is not your thing, you can still get involved in support of infertility. There are more than 50 infertility awareness events happening this week, along with 18 RESOLVE support groups and 2 RESOLVE TeleSeminars and Educational Programs.

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