October 27th to November 2rd 2014 is National Fertility Awareness Week. I think this is a great idea as I’m constantly harping on about how people don’t talk about infertility, or are completely inappropriate when a friend or colleague confides in them that they are suffering with infertility.
Did you know…?
– After pregnancy, infertility is the most common reason for women aged 20–45 to visit their GP
– 1 in 6 couples in the UK experience difficulties conceiving: that’s about 3.5m people
– Over 60,000 cycles of IVF are performed in the UK each year – yet fewer than 25% of these are successful
– The majority of fertility treatment in the UK has to be paid for privately as NHS provision varies depending on your postcode
– In over 40% of instances of infertility, the causes are unexplained
– Fertility declines with age – and that applies to men as well as women.
During this week my posts will be related to fertility. I think it’s something that desperately needs to be talked about. Fact is, it’s just as real a condition as asthma and diabetes, but the inability to conceive a child is still very much taboo.
Let’s start talking! You can find out more about National Fertility Awareness Week by Clicking Here
Here are some of my fertility and infertility related past posts –
What Is Infertility?
The Ten Commandments of Infertility Survival
It Will Happen
Finding A Donor
You Know You’re Trying To Conceive When…
So… Erm… How Does it Happen…?