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How to Be a Fertility Advocate #IVF4BC #WeAre1in6

Ready to use your voice? Ready to be a fertility advocate? Are you one of the 1 in 6 in British Columbia struggling to conceive? Do you want to help? Then I have good news for you. The IVF4BC infertility patient advocacy group has some thoughts on how to become a fertility advocate.

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There’s an art to advocating effectively. Using your voice to build a conversation with politicians and policy makers is the start of the process. But there’s a dramatic difference between jumping on a soapbox to preach or shout at someone, and sharing a story passionately and supporting that story with facts.

In British Columbia right now, a province in which infertility patients are underserved, there’s a need for better fertility health care. There’s a need for change. That change begins when you choose to become a fertility advocate. If you are one of the 1 in 6 struggling with infertility in British Columbia and you have a story to share, please read this How to Be a Fertility Advocate infographic. Pin it for later, or print it out.

The PDF version of How to be a Fertility Advocate is here, if you want to save it for later and print it out or use it yourself. There are several easy steps and ideas of simple actions you can take to make your voice heard in BC right now as a fertility advocate.

How to be a Fertility Advocate

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Contact ivf4bc@gmail.com if you are interested in doing more, sharing your story or volunteering to help. Follow @IVF4BC on Twitter and Facebook too. Visit their new web site first and read up on what the patient group is doing. You can share your story there too.

I am a community manager for this group. My opinion is all my own and it is also truthful.  

Mom of two beautiful active girls, traveller, fitness junkie, social media consultant, and keeper of the sanity.