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|Fri, 10-25-2013 - 12:29pm|
Researchers found that women who wait until later years to start their family feel stigmatized:
New data reveals that over half of women aged 35 to 45 without children feel judged for leaving it until later in life to have a child.1
The research involving 500 women aged 35 to 45, supported by Merck Serono in conjunction with Infertility Network UK (I N UK), highlights that over 60% have at some point felt stigmatised for not having had a baby.1 Family and friends are cited as the greatest sources of pressure on women to have children.1 Over a third of women are too embarrassed to talk about fertility, with the majority not feeling comfortable to discuss fertility issues with their family and friends.
"We need to promote a more open discussion about fertility, which is one of the key aims of our new National Infertility Awareness Week" said Clare Lewis-Jones, Chief Executive of Infertility Network UK (I N UK). "Feelings of embarrassment and being judged are ultimately preventing some women seeking the help they need for their fertility problems. We'll be highlighting this and many more issues during the awareness week from October 28."
Do you feel that people judge you for waiting to have a child?