The Politics Of “Fertility Fog” Ctd

A reader summarizes his email upfront: Testosterone doesn’t boost sperm count like your one reader hinted.  It’s quite the opposite  (see here). At the very least, please clear that issue up so others aren’t misled. Also, below is my story of how testosterone replacement made me sterile and almost left my wife and me needlessly … Continue reading The Politics Of “Fertility Fog” Ctd

The Politics Of “Fertility Fog” Ctd

A reader from the other side of the reproductive struggle broadens the discussion: I’m not sure if you’ve received many responses from male readers on this issue, but I’d like to add a male’s perspective. Oftentimes the discussion about having a child and fertility usually revolve around the woman’s reproductive health, and more often than not … Continue reading The Politics Of “Fertility Fog” Ctd

The Politics Of “Fertility Fog” Ctd

Several more women tell their stories: Ugh, that last letter you published, which included this phrase “I, and many of my Ivy League, high-income friends” was HORRIBLE. Here’s what I have to say: Ladies, don’t be so selfish. If you choose to focus on yourself (and there is nothing wrong with that) for the first 20 years of your … Continue reading The Politics Of “Fertility Fog” Ctd

The Politics Of “Fertility Fog” Ctd

A few readers write in: I read Amy Klein’s article (and your accompanying post) with great interest. Whenever the fertility issue arises in my group of friends (as it does often, given that we are a group of professional women in our mid- to late 30s), I inwardly cringe. On the one hand, it would be viewed … Continue reading The Politics Of “Fertility Fog” Ctd

The Politics Of “Fertility Fog”

Amy Klein investigates why many women remain steeped in misinformation about their reproductive health: The Committee Opinion [of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)] recommends education about age and fertility for ‘the patient who desires pregnancy’ – and that is a quote. In other words, only women who are already trying to get pregnant … Continue reading The Politics Of “Fertility Fog”