You Shouldn’t Feel Ashamed Talking about IVF

by Dr Agilan Arjunan , Fertility Specialist & Gynaecologist , KL Fertility Centre ( Malaysia)

“You need an IVF ?? ! “

Common reaction from those around you if you ever mention that you need an IVF to get pregnant.

The year is 2018 and yet we do not openly speak about IVF . Infertility and especially male infertility is still buried in shame.

This even happens in western countries such as USA.

Couple should not be ashamed or embarrassed when speaking about the need for fertility treatment, especially an IVF.

We are not ashamed when talking about diabetes or high blood pressure or any other medical condition. In fact we encourage those patients to deal and treat  their illness .

Why can’t we do the same when it comes to infertility ? ??

Wait for my article , in which I will be discussing about this “taboo’ topic of IVF stigma .

Read this :

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/chrissy-teigen-ivf-instagram-john-legend-luna-miles-in-vitro-fertilisation-a8418911.html

Why Am I Not Getting Pregnant Again ?

by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist, KL Fertility Centre ( Malaysia)

 

Mrs M walked into the clinic with her beautiful daughter Maya, aged 5 . She is a happily married woman and conceived Maya within their first 6 months of marriage. Her pregnancy was well and Maya was delivered via a caesarean delivery.

The obvious question popped up in my mind, “ How can I help you ?”

“ Well one ain’t enough and we have been trying for a second child for the past one and a half years. I just don’t understand why i am not getting pregnant. I got pregnant with Maya easily. Surely we are not suffering from infertility. But why it is not happening again ?”

She is just one out of many women who find it difficult to believe that they are struggling for a second child or what is medically known as secondary subfertility.

What leads to secondary subfertility ? Let’s find out why.

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