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May is an empowering month for those who struggle with fertility. May 7 – 13 marks the 11th annual Canadian Infertility Awareness Week (CIAW). This outreach initiative was started in 2007 by Fertility Matters Canada (FMC) to encourage and support those who are affected by infertility. As a fertility clinic, Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine (PCRM) is proud to be a part of the conversation.

Did you know that 1 in 6 Canadians are dealing with fertility issues? FMC invites those who are affected by infertility to share their stories. If you would like to join in on the conversation, you can submit your story to Fertility Matters Canada, or you can share it on social media using #1in6. You will be welcomed into a strong and supportive community.

What is infertility?

Infertility refers to a lack of conception after you and your partner have been trying for one year—6 months if the female partner is over 35 years of age. More than 15% of aspiring couples of reproductive age find themselves in this situation. If you think you’re dealing with infertility, it is important to seek out professional medical advice. It can be a scary first step to reach out, but trust us, you’re not alone.

How we can help

PCRM is committed to your reproductive medical care and offers treatment options like in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI). With an experienced team of doctors, nurses, scientists, counselors, and administrators, we have every aspect of your reproductive health covered. Our services and resources information can assist with any questions or concerns you may have about seeking fertility care. If you’re ready to start your fertility journey, contact us for a consultation today.

With a statistic like 1 in 6, chances are that you know someone who is affected by infertility. Canadian Infertility Awareness Week is about shedding light on a hushed topic and joining together in unity and support. Remember to get in on the action by sharing your story online, joining the social conversation using #1in6, or following FMC on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to find an event near you.