Recognizing Infertility Awareness Week

Wear Orange

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.

Here is additional information from RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association.