However, this unfortunate reality is the exact reason why the WHO wants to classify infertility as a disability. The move will put them in a priority queue for IVF treatments that will allow them to possibly conceive a child in the future.
IVF is an assisted reproductive technology that allows fertilization of a woman’s egg outside the uterus. The process involves extracting eggs from a woman and retrieving sperm from a man. These will then be combined in a laboratory.
When the egg is successfully fertilized, a doctor will have to plant the embryo inside the woman’s womb. From there, the woman becomes pregnant and should be able to deliver a child.
IVF is one amazing treatment especially for married couples who have been praying to be blessed with a baby. And this is the goal of the WHO. To allow them better access to the service.
But though the intention of the WHO is to provide more assistance to individuals who dream to be parents one day, there are still critics who claim that classifying infertility as a disability is not necessary. The organization can find more ways to deliver IVF treatment to those who need it most. Tagging a medical problem as a disability shouldn’t be involved in this issue. Do you agree?
Infertility is a serious condition that affects not just the reproductive system of a person. It also affects the individual’s emotional and mental health.
To think that you’ll be alone for the rest of your life because you can’t bear a child is a nightmare. The fact that no one would want to marry you because of your inability to conceive is an added burden. And, it is wrong.
And now, classifying them as disabled appears to be making things worse. But whatever it is that the WHO decides to do, it’s still good to know that these people will still benefit from it.
What about you? Do you think it’s best for the WHO to tag infertility as a disability? Do you believe it will help individuals suffering reproductive problems? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!