Monday, April 11, 2011

IVF not a universal solution to infertility

This is an interesting new article about the realities of infertility treatments. Although modern fertility technology is able to help most couples. For many the road to success is paved with many hurdles and pains: physical , psychological and financial.

 quoting from the article

Though outcomes differ, the constant is that the couple is unable to conceive a child through intercourse, causing feelings of shame, embarrassment and isolation. Couples often are peppered with well-meaning advice and nosy questions from friends and family.
They begin a race against a clicking biological clock.
Some couples actually get divorced after successfully achieving a pregnancy, because they have ignored their relationship for so long.
Some have drained their savings, scraping together from $20,000 to $30,000 to travel to Washington or Colorado to fulfill a dream of giving birth. If they want to try again after a failed treatment, or want more than one child, they must pay again.


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