Many women spend a large part of their teens, 20s and sometimes 30s trying not to get pregnant. So, imagine the disappointment and shock that comes when you kick the pill to the curb and throw caution to the wind, only to realize that it’s a lot harder to conceive than anyone ever told you. In technical terms, you are considered “infertile” when you don’t become pregnant within one year of having regular unprotected sex. And while you might feel alone if you’re struggling with infertility, it’s quite common: 10 to 15 per cent of all couples experience it. The causes range from age to decreased sperm count to chemotherapy to ovulation disorders like polycystic ovarian syndrome. But sometimes there is no reason for infertility at all.
Thankfully, some celebs are using their platforms to benefit others: Chrissy Teigen and Kim Kardashian-West have openly discussed not only their difficulties with getting pregnant, but also their decisions to pre-select the gender of the embryos. Sure, it can be difficult to relate to a Kardashian and a supermodel, who likely don’t struggle with footing the bill of fertility procedures. But whether you yourself are finding it difficult to get pregnant or know someone who is, here, three womens’ emotional experiences with infertility.
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