This article is about the pressure young girls feel to be ‘naturally’ beautiful. See here.
When Kasey Edwards discovers she’ll be infertile within a year, she is forced to bring the baby issue to the forefront of her mind. In 30-Something and the Clock Is Ticking, she explores what motherhood would mean to her identity, her career, her body, her relationships and her mental health.
One author on how taking oral contraceptives left her suffering bouts of anxiety and paranoia.
Paternal baby-naming is not just some quaint little tradition that’s not worth thinking about, let alone questioning. When you combine it with the equally antiquated tradition of family name legacy, it’s part of the systematic erasure of girls’ and women’s identities and, along with it, their value.
IVF takes its toll on your body, your emotional state and sometimes … your relationship.