Attain Fertility Blog

Would you like to make a difference in the world of infertility? Do you wonder how you can get involved? Here on the blog we show you how you can take action to improve access to fertility treatment and prevent laws that may restrict that access. In this section, we cover the latest news on infertility advocacy and awareness. Blog topics include national and state legislation, infertility insurance mandates, volunteer work, and how you can raise awareness for this painful disease that affects 1 in 8 couples of reproductive age.

  • Tweet for Hope: Infertility and the Holidays

    Twitter Chat 2014 Infertility

    This year, we are partnering with our friends at RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association to make this time of year a little easier for you. On November 14, 2014 at 2 p.m. EST, RESOLVE and Attain Fertility will be joining forces with infertility advocate and recipient of the 2014 Hope Award for Best Blog, Candace Wohl. We are holding Tweet for Hope: Infertility and the Holidays – a Twitter chat designed just for you. Tweet for Hope: Infertility and the Holidays is where you can vent your frustrations and share your experiences – surrounded by those who understand and care about your difficult journey along the infertility road. Join us on 11/14/14 and hear expert advice from our invited guests – reproductive health experts, advocates, infertility patients and more.


  • I Am an Advocate for Infertility: Angelica's Story

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    I started as an infertility advocate and volunteer because I had a hope and desire to change the conversation surrounding infertility. I believe it starts with changing the vocabulary we use ourselves and giving others that do not understand the disease of infertility the right vocabulary to use. I was diagnosed with infertility when I had just turned thirty. I did not know it was infertility at the time and struggled fitting that word into my every day life. But seven years later and still trying our best to have a child, I credit my infertility advocacy and volunteer work for transforming the definition and the scope of the word infertility for me. I used to concentrate on words like baby shower, baby clothes, and pregnancy cravings… all the things I could not do or have. But thanks to RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and the courage I found to come out of the “infertility closet,”


  • Domestic Violence and the Infertility Patient

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    It may seem that the infertility clinic is an unlikely place to find victims of domestic violence, but the statistics teach us otherwise. The doctors and staff here at the Reproductive Science Center of the Bay Area are here to help – to help educate, to protect, and to heal. For all of us, men and women alike, it is time to pause and think about the role we can play in stopping the violence and healing the hurt. Recognizing that you are the victim or helping someone else recognize this is often the first step. Remember that


  • I Am an Advocate for Infertility: Elizabeth's Story

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    I didn’t originally set out to volunteer for the infertility movement. I joined RESOLVE looking for infertility support and found it through an amazing group of women in a peer-led support group. When the founder and leader of the group wanted to step down, I offered to lead the group. I felt a need for continued support and wanted to make sure that others would have it as well.


  • I Am an Advocate for Infertility: Whitney's Story

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    I got into infertility advocacy because I was not happy with the state of laws and insurance coverage relating to infertility. I am upset that infertility is not covered by insurance for most people, including myself, and I wanted to do whatever I could to change that. I hope to see financial relief for people suffering from this disease and ultimately I would like to see everyone’s health insurance policies covering infertility. I also want to make sure that our right to treat our disease isn’t taken away or that laws inhibiting treatment are repealed — i.e. personhood legislation, surrogacy laws, etc.