New research for National Infertility Awareness Week shows stigma of infertility

NIAWLOGOSMALLIt’s almost time for the start of our first National Infertility Awareness Week, and you may have seen the new research from Infertility Network UK and Merck Serono which has found that around 60% of childless women between the ages of 35 and 45 feel stigmatised.  What’s more around 40% are too embarrassed to talk about fertility – something that National Infertility Awareness Week aims to help to change.

This research shows that although fertility treatment may have improved in recent years, the way that people feel about it hasn’t – it’s still something that makes us anxious, lonely, isolated and upset, that makes us feel as if we have somehow failed and that cuts us off from our friends and families.

Whether it’s making cakes to raise funds, spreading the word or volunteering, could you do something this National Infertility Awareness Week to make a difference?  Visit the National Infertility Awareness Week website www.niaw.org.uk for some ideas…