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WHEREAS, according to the CDC, 1 in 8 couples have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy and 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 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 cost and lack of insurance coverage are barriers for many in Nevada 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

WHEREAS, Nevada joins organizations and dedicated volunteers, health care professionals, and members of the infertility and family building community by participating in this promotion;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of April 18-24, 2021, as

INFERTILITY AWARENESS WEEK IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 29th day of March 2021.

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