Every month, women across the nation hold their breath in anticipation, hoping that they will be lucky. For them, luck comes in the form of two pink lines: yes or no, pregnant or not. Today, 1 in 8 American couples struggle with infertility. That’s 7.3 million people and putting that into context - nearly the entire population of Virginia.
Infertility does not discriminate; no matter what a person’s race, creed, color, nationality, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, disability or socioeconomic status is, they can all be challenged by fertility issues.
One of the hardest things to accommodate is that there are no warning signs- you don’t know you have it until you have it. And ‘it’ is on the rise.
Reflecting the lack of discrimination this disease reaps on its victims, the American Fertility Association has created holiday stamps- one for Chanukah, one for Christmas and one for Kwanzaa. They can be bought from the American Fertility Association store.
At a time in the year when the wonder that children bring to the holiday season is very much in the limelight, it a good reminder that for many, the struggle to conceive is ever present.
This small token, a stamp, speaks volumes to them.
Please consider using one.