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About niaw 

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National Infertility Awareness Week®, (NIAW) is a movement, founded in 1989 by RESOLVE. All too often myths and misinformation appear in media stories or influence lawmakers and companies to enforce policies that create barriers for people who need help building their family. And still people feel isolated when they struggle to build a family, so we want to empower them to share their story and find a community that cares.

Our mission is to empower you and change the conversation around infertility.

When the community comes together and talks about National Infertility Awareness Week®, we will:

  • Enhance public understanding that infertility needs and deserves attention.

  • Ensure that people trying to build a family know the guidelines for
    seeing a specialist.

  • Educate lawmakers about how infertility impacts people in their state.

Why orange for awareness?

The color orange promotes a sense of wellness, emotional energy to be shared: compassion, passion, and warmth. 

Helps to recover from disappointments, a wounded heart, or a blow to one’s pride. Studies show that orange can create a heightened sense of activity, increased socialization, boost in aspiration, contentment, assurance, confidence and understanding.

RESOLVE uses orange to raise awareness, increase activity around an important movement, and remind our community every day that RESOLVE is there for them during the disappointments while educating and promoting physical and emotional wellness.

In 2010, National Infertility Awareness Week® became a federally recognized health observance by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Future National Infertility Awareness Week® dates:

April 21-27, 2024   |   April 20-26, 2025   |   April 19-25, 2026   |   April 18-24, 2027

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