This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. The Utah Infertility Resource Center provides education and emotional support to those who are struggling to grow their families, so they are empowered, strengthened and equipped to move forward on their respective journeys. Executive Director Shelli Mecham shares more.
Since 2015, Utah Infertility Resource Center has filled a unique niche in supportive services to the 15 percent of Utah adults who experience infertility. Infertility is a frustrating and lonely experience and tens of thousands of our friends and family members are having it.
The top two reasons why people don’t jump into IVF are (1) financial and (2) emotional. It costs $10 to 20,000 dollars to do IVF and most young couples simply don’t have the money.
That said, 50 percent of our clients list the emotional toll as the reason they have not sought medical treatment. And that is why we are here!
The Utah Infertility Resource Center supports people through the infertility journey with our many programs including lucky socks, support groups, monitored Facebook groups, counseling, events, education and our annual conference.
Last year we touched the lives of over 4,400 people with over 65,000 social media interactions.
Utah Infertility Resource Center is here to serve communities in Utah and neighboring states. If you are struggling with infertility issues, know you are not alone and some organizations want to help. For more information, visit the Utah Infertility Resource Center website. I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.