National Awareness Week –Social and Medical Phenomenon of Infertility in Romania Sensibilization campaign „INFERTILITY EXISTS. AND IT HURTS!” SOS Infertilitatea Association www.sosinfertilitatea.org
I am your old collegefriend. We see eachother several times ayear and each time youask me, always in anaggressive manner, whyI do not want to havechildren.Your question tears meapart and I cannot findthe strength to tell you. INFERTILITY EXISTS. AND IT HURTS.
I am your office colleague.One evening, when youwere leaving to take yourchild from daycare, youasked me why I do notwant to have children.You were in a hurry so itwas not the time to tellyou. INFERTILITY EXISTS. AND IT HURTS.
I am your daughter’steacher. Yesterday, whenyou came to pick her up, wespoke for a little while andyou asked me why I do notwant to have children.It was difficult for me to tellyou. INFERTILITY EXISTS. AND IT HURTS.
I am the gynecologist that monitored your pregnancy. Towards the end, when we were setting out the last details for the childbirth, you asked me why I do not want to have children. I hesitated and believed it was not the place to tell you.INFERTILITY MAKES NO CHOICES.BUT IT HURTS.
We are the volunteers of SOSInfertilitatea Association; we arefacing infertility or we havedefeated it.One in six couples of reproductiveage has difficulties in conceiving achild.We ask you kindly do not judgeus, do not attack us, and do notcast the stone at us!INFERTILITY IS A MEDICALCONDITION,NOT A WHIM,NOT A VOLUNTARY CHOICE.
The European Parliament - notes that infertility is a medical condition recognized by World Health Organization that can have severe effects such as depression; - points out that infertility is on the increase and now occurs in about 15 % of couples; - therefore calls on the Member States to ensure the right of couples to universal access to infertility treatment. (European Parliament Resolution, 2008)INFERTILITY IS A MEDICALCONDITION,NOT A WHIM,NOT A VOLUNTARY CHOICE.