National Infertility Awareness Week recognizes Duke Fertility Center's unified support for our patients and encourages conversation about the disease of infertility.
Facts about Infertility:
- Infertility impacts 1 in 8 couples in the U.S., regardless of race, religion, sexuality or economic status
- 35% is caused by a female problem
- 35% is caused by a male problem
- 20% is caused by a combined problem in the couple
- 10% of cases are unexplained
- It is essential that both men and women be evaluated in an infertility work-up
- Most people struggling with infertility receive no coverage from their health insurance, which inhibits many people from being able to move forward in treatment
- Infertility is a disease or condition of the reproductive system. Cancer, injury or simple genetics may be a factor in a family or individual’s inability to conceive – don’t just assume you know the facts.
On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, the DFC joined forces as part of the #WearOrange initiative. The color orange promotes a sense of general wellness and emotional energy that should be shared, such as compassion, passion and warmth. Orange can help a person recover from disappointments, a wounded heart or a blow to one’s pride.
Studies show that the color orange can create physical effects such as a heightened sense of activity, increased socialization, a boost in aspiration, stimulated mental activity, increased oxygen supply to the brain, increased contentment and enhanced assurance. Orange also helps aid decision making and enhances happiness, confidence and understanding.