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File #: 64504    Version: 1 Name: Proclaiming April 18-24, 2021 as National Infertility Awareness Week in the City of Madison
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/3/2021 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 3/30/2021 Final action: 3/30/2021
Enactment date: 4/1/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00218
Title: Proclaiming April 18-24, 2021 as National Infertility Awareness Week in the City of Madison.
Sponsors: Shiva Bidar, Lindsay Lemmer, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Syed Abbas, Sheri Carter, Christian A. Albouras, Samba Baldeh, Tag Evers, Grant Foster, Keith Furman, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Patrick W. Heck, Zachary Henak, Rebecca Kemble, Arvina Martin, Max Prestigiacomo, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, Michael J. Tierney, Michael E. Verveer, Nasra Wehelie
Attachments: 1. 210330_Common Council Registrants Report Final.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
3/30/20211 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/3/20211 Council Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available

Fiscal Note

No fiscal impact.

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Proclaiming April 18-24, 2021 as National Infertility Awareness Week in the City of Madison.

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WHEREAS, according to the CDC, 1 in 8 couples have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy; and,

 

WHEREAS, the World Health Organization and American Medical Association define infertility as a disease; and,

 

WHEREAS, infertility affects women and men equally and does not discriminate based on race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status or socioeconomic level; and,

 

WHEREAS, the LGBTQ community also faces challenges when building their families; and,

 

WHEREAS, all people challenged in their family building journey should have access to all family building options; and,

 

WHEREAS, family building options include adoption and medical treatment, such as in vitro fertilization and third-party reproduction; and,

 

WHEREAS, cost and lack of insurance coverage are barriers for many in our city to access the family building option they need; and,

 

WHEREAS, raising awareness of infertility and the barriers faced by the family building community is the first step to removing these barriers; and,

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Madison joins the National Infertility Association, Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health, dedicated volunteers, health care professionals, and members of the infertility and family building community by proclaiming April 18-24, 2021 as National Infertility Awareness Week in the City of Madison.