International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate women’s achievements and recognize the challenges they face around the world. One of the challenges women faces is infertility, which affects approximately 12% of women of reproductive age worldwide. Infertility can have a significant impact on a woman’s mental health, relationships, and overall quality of life. Unfortunately, there is still a stigma attached to infertility, and women who experience it often feel isolated and ashamed.
In this blog, we are going to break the stigma of associating women with infertility. Infertility could affect both men and women. The reason for infertility could be divided into 4 segments.
Reasons for Infertility
30% reason could be because of women.
30% reason could be because of a man.
30% reason could be because of both a man and a woman and the rest 10% is because of unexplained reasons.
Breaking the infertility bias requires a multifaceted approach that involves raising awareness, providing support, and advocating for change. Here are some ways we can all help to break the infertility bias this International Women’s Day:
1. Educate yourself and others:
Learn about infertility, its causes, and its impact on women’s lives. Share your knowledge with others and raise awareness about the challenges women face when trying to conceive.
2. Be sensitive and supportive:
If someone you know is struggling with infertility, be sensitive to their feelings and offer support. Listen to their concerns, validate their experiences, and offer practical help where possible.
3. Challenge stereotypes:
Challenge stereotypes about women and fertility, such as the assumption that all women want children, or that a woman’s worth is tied to her ability to conceive. Help to create a more inclusive and accepting society where women can feel valued and supported regardless of their reproductive choices or abilities.
4. Advocate for change:
Support organizations that advocate for better access to infertility treatments, research, and support. Call on policymakers to prioritize reproductive health and rights, and to provide funding for infertility research and treatment.
At Banker IVF, we understand that infertility is not only associated with women. Men can be infertile too. This is why we offer fertility treatments for both men and women under one roof. The lab tests are not only transparent but also reliable. Dr Manish Banker and his team of fertility experts are ready to treat your infertility and give you the joy of experiencing parenthood at the best IVF hospital in Ahmedabad, Banker IVF.
Breaking the infertility bias requires a collective effort, but together we can create a more supportive and inclusive society where women can feel valued and supported regardless of their reproductive abilities. This International Women’s Day, let’s commit to breaking the stigma and supporting women who are struggling with infertility.