‘Infertility anxiety is striking younger women’

Just read this interesting article in the Times online

 The article is from From February 1, 2009

I was 24 when I was first told to “get on with it” if I wanted to one day have children. I’d just been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), joining a club of about 5% of the female population, and there I was, staring down at my Nikes, with my doctor sitting in front of me, telling me that I might find it harder than most to conceive, and that if I did ever want to, it would be best to get around to it sooner rather than later. And once that had happened, everybody had their tuppence to throw in. There was the facialist who told me she’d “be surprised” if I ever conceived naturally; the friend and new mother who, child smugly nestled on hip, highly recommended I be a “young mum” like her; and all the articles I pored over that preached exactly the same thing. And ever since then, I have been terrified that they might all be right.

Read the full article here http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/families/article5599066.ece

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