Society Often Makes IVF Losses Harder to Bear

Failed IVF and the taboo of infertility stories don’t often take center stage.

A new video series Infertility Tales (featuring yours truly) sheds light on the complexity of IVF losses. My talk opens with a narrator sharing one of hundreds of comments left by New York Times readers after a feature story ran about people like me. The story, Facing Life Without Children When it Isn’t by Choice, surfaced surprising vitriol. Much of the feedback came from those who withhold empathy or compassion for people experiencing deeply held losses.