Chances are you are someone or know someone who has dealt with infertility. You may be surprised to find out it is such a common problem – that 1 in 6 Canadian couples are dealing with infertility issues. That 36% of families facing IVF had to take out a loan or borrow from friends and families to afford IVF treatments. Or that only 3 Canadian provinces – Quebec, Manitoba and Ontario have made some kind of provisions to assist families with the prohibitive costs.
The Infertility Awareness Association of Canada (IAAC) has come out with this great Infographic on Fertility Facts. Please share this image with others. Write to your elected official to request financial support for Canadian families facing infertility. Communicate with your employer about the importance of private coverage for fertility drugs and procedures. Talk to your doctor about your fertility. These are the facts and they affect all of us.
Disclosure: I have been compensated for this post. The issue of infertility is one I am passionate about and I am delighted to participate in this campaign and all opinions are my own.