Re-blog: How Not Being Able To Have Kids Of My Own Gave Me A New Outlook On Life
Many young people take future ‘milestones’ such as having children for granted. But for people (both men and women) living with chronic illnesses which impact fertility, the ability to have children is a real and pressing concern. Infertility affects self-identity and interactions in relationships with significant others.
This article succinctly describes the psychological and relational obstacles of infertility at a young age. For the full article click here: http://bit.ly/1dBLJOo
“I was 25 when a doctor told me I may not be able to have children. A few year later, I was told I was infertile … I was worried that I had nothing to offer to a partner, as if a child was the grand sum of what I had to offer .. and not having kids is something they needed to know up front. I’m not saying that I would never adopt — that is very much an option. Whether or not a partner of mine could accept that was not up to me.”