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Lisa Rosenthal has over twenty-five years of experience in the fertility field, including her current roles as Coordinator of Professional and Patient Communications for RMACT and teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a class designed to support, comfort and enhance men and women's sense of self. Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association, where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director

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Infertility and Choice- The Choice TO Have a Baby

  
  
  

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It appears that I am welcoming in the new year by allowing all the rants inside to come out.

 

My rant yesterday got many people worried. Had infertility finally caused me to lose my mind?

 

I love coming here to write because you understand.

 

The answer is YES!

 

Infertility has caused me to lose my mind. Ever feel like you were seeing it everywhere?

 

I read an article recently that celebrated the 50th birthday of the pill. Margaret Sanger’s grandson and a whole bunch of others celebrated what is often considered the greatest breakthrough of the 20th century in high fashion. Perhaps my favorite quote is: “Today, we operate on a simple premise that every little girl should be able to grow up to be anything she wants, and she can only do so if she has the ability to chart her own reproductive destiny.”

 

And that’s ultimately what people don’t understand. That infertility takes away choice, removes our “ability to chart her own reproductive destiny.” That choosing or not choosing to have babies is not only about not choosing to have babies. In other words, perhaps in simpler words, choice is also about saying yes to becoming a parent.

 

And, yes, when that choice is not available, I start ranting.

 

What makes you want to rant about infertility?

 

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