I came across this article and was once again shocked by it. For some individuals, having tried using methods such as IVF, IUI etc on multiple occasions can be tiring and of course expensive, thus leading some individuals to adopt. However, adoption isn’t always a straight forward process – especially when it becomes a business … More “Why would you wait two years for a baby when you can just pay someone to get you one straight away?”
In reference to a blog post I made in February about Thailand’s surrogacy, it seems as though surrogacy is still chaotic in some countries. Thailand have now banned foreign individuals from seeking Thai surrogates due to last years surrogacy scandal and are only allowing Thai nationals to use surrogacy as a method of conception. Whilst … More Surrogacy.
My current topic of interest surrounds how individuals from different cultures handle the presence of infertility. Many cultures place a lot of pressure on the idea of having large families. However, it is interesting to see what happens when this norm cannot be complied with. I found myself reading about a villager in India who … More Locked in chains for being infertile….
Upon receiving a medical diagnosis – fertility related or general health related – many individual turn to the internet or family and friends for support on how to deal with this new diagnosis. Many even fall into the trap of following myths surrounding the diagnosis, which got me reading about myths surrounding infertility and its … More Fertility Myths…
My attention was drawn to this story on Twitter yesterday and I must admit I was taken back… https://fundly.com/help-bring-carmen-home#home Surrogacy is such a beautiful and selfless experience. However, for some individuals the fight after the surrogacy can essentially ruin the experience. I was appalled to read that a surrogate mother is refusing to sign documents due … More #BringCarmenHome
I came across the following article earlier today and it initiated a mixture of thoughts, so I’m keen to know everyone else’s opinions on the topic… http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/23/annegret-raunigk-german-woman-birth-quadruplets-aged-65 Whilst I strongly believe that everyone should have a chance at having their own family, reading the article above made me question a few things. The individual highlighted … More So, they say age is nothing but a number…
Recently, I came across an article which started that in Hawaii, infertility treatments were only avaliable to heterosexual couples. I was even more alarmed to see that as well as Hawaii there are other multiple states in the US who also follow this mandate. It’s quite a bizarre mandate for such a westernised country?! In … More Does being labelled a heterosexual top trump homosexuals in battle to conceive?
Hey guys! So, this post isn’t really related to Infertility! However, I will be taking part in a charity half marathon in October 2015 on behalf of a UK charity organisation called NSPCC. This organisation does incredible work to prevent child abuse and to also help victims of child abuse! Last year alone figures indicated: … More Royal Parks Half Marathon London 2015 – Eradicating Child Abuse!
An interesting read…Check it out! http://www.bustle.com/articles/76161-how-infertility-was-talked-about-throughout-history-because-to-fight-a-taboo-you-need-to