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Fighting the Stigma on World Fertility Day!

Fighting the Stigma on World Fertility Day!

19:54 28th November 2020 | Infertility - Stress

Infertility stress Stigmatization

In many cultures around the world, women who do not have children suffer from stigmatization, discrimination, and ostracism, even if the underlying cause lies in their male partners or husbands.

It’s not always intentional, but it’s there.

Here's some insight into the challenges faced by some women around the world;

: "People would walk up to me and say, ‘Oh! You have put on weight, I am sure you are pregnant,’ because when you get married and there’s this body change, people will anticipate. Then, while I hear this, I would have probably finished crying at home because I just saw my period."

: "Hmm the people in my community are real gossips. They talk too much. They gossip a lot about it. Sometimes I pass by some places and all I see is people pointing fingers at me."
: "Sometimes people will say, ‘ah, she’s like that, she doesn’t have children…you don’t have the feelings of mothers so that’s why you say what you do."
: "Our culture demands that, for a woman to be socially acceptable, she should have at least one biological child."

: "My maternal instinct is being denied. It’s a slap in the face. I feel like I’m isolated in a prison; I have no one who understands how horrible this is. People don’t know what to say to you … I think I’m alternatively dealt with as either someone who has died or that [I] have a handicap"

Let's break the silence surrounding infertility.
Credit: @ivfbabble & @Ibidunni_Ighodalo

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