This Monday, America recognizes the men and women in uniform who died in service to their country. We at Texas Fertility Center regularly share news and coping strategies for dealing with infertility in this space. On this day, we dedicate our message to remembering, and encourage you to observe a moment of silence on Memorial Day at 3 p.m.
The “National Moment of Remembrance” was passed by resolution in 2000 to remind us that today is not simply the end of a three-day weekend. To date, more than 1.1 million have died in the nation’s wars. Memorial Day honors their memory.
Texas Fertility Center doctors and staff members plan to mark the solemn occasion at events all across Austin: Sons of the American Revolution service at the Texas State Cemetery at 10 a.m.; the San Marcos Memorial Day service at the Hays County Veterans Memorial at 10 a.m.; Memorial Day service at Assumption Cemetery; and the Killeen Memorial Day service at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.
There is the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the sacrifices that the men and women of the United States Armed Forces make every day. You may not be aware of the impact that deployment has on fertility. At Texas Fertility Center, we have been providing sperm, egg and embryo cryopreservation (freezing) to military families for many years. These services have helped many families conceive despite the fact that they may be separated for long stretches of time.
Many of our men and women in uniform have limited access to fertility services and advanced reproductive technology (ARTS) such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Texas Fertility Center helps fill this gap.
We are proud that the U.S. Department of the Army awarded Dr. Kaylen M. Silverberg, M.D., and Texas Fertility Center a Certificate of Appreciation for “selfless and dedicated service” to female soldiers within the Fort Hood area.
Please take a moment today to remember the fallen and to show respect, gratitude and support for the Fort Hood community, and our other deployed soldiers all over the world.
Texas Fertility Center has committed over three decades to helping the Austin community, including our military families, overcome infertility and pursue their own American dreams of starting families. Contact us here to find out more about infertility diagnosis and treatment.