It’s Time To #FlipTheScript

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) begins April 22 – 28, 2018. Currently 7.3 million Americans are facing infertility, no matter what race, religion, sexuality or economic status you are, infertility doesn’t discriminate. Anyone can be challenged to have a family. All throughout NIAW, we will unite millions of Americans who want to remove the stigmas and barriers that stand in the way of building a family of their own.

RESOLVE, The National Infertility Association, wants to change the conversation around infertility so the public, media, insurers, healthcare professionals and lawmakers understand:

• The scope of the problem and who is struggling to build a family. (Hint: it’s not just older women who waited too long to start a family)
• There are many barriers for millions of people who struggle to build a family. These barriers include: lack of insurance coverage, out-of-pocket costs, faith and religion, sexual orientation, and state and federal laws.
• The impact of infertility is far reaching—it impacts family, friends, co-workers, and employers.

How will you #FlipTheScript?

• Share your infertility advocacy story on Facebook and Twitter. Your story alone is something that will move hearts and will allow opportunities to educate people on this disease.
• You can download official NIAW Social Media Images and get your networks to #FlipTheScript on infertility.
• Add a Twibbon to your social media profile picture.
• Post a fact about infertility or family building options in your status update.
• Share RESOLVE’s Infertility Etiquette page.
• Send messages of support to friends and family members struggling to build a family. A whisper of encouragement goes a long way for someone who is need of a lift.
• Snap a selfie and share it with your “#FlipTheScript” caption or hashtag.
• Create a Pinterest Board about your infertility journey during National Infertility Awareness Week.  RHS has a NIAW 2018 board!
• Create your own National Infertility Awareness Week meme and send to RESOLVE at info@resolve.org.
• Create a YouTube video about your infertility journey and let RESOLVE know about it.

We hope NIAW will encourage you to begin your infertility advocacy!

Content for this blog was taken directly from RESOLVE. For more information, link to infertilityawareness.org.

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