Tag: compassion

How to Talk to People Who Cannot Get Pregnant

We all know someone. But we probably don’t know we know someone. Of all the health issues that are difficult to talk about openly, there is a level of shame and embarrassment related to failed pregnancy that isn’t there for, well, cancer, a broken arm, or a migraine. Or any number of other physical ailments that involve some level of malfunctioning body parts. Why is that? Because the body parts involved are the kind we learn about in health class? Because the process starts with *gasp!* sex? Because we don’t know how to fix it? I think we don’t talk [...] Continue reading


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