Thursday, July 4, 2013

Of Marriage and Procreation

I was tuning into a local station one day talking about infertility and IVF treatments, when it dawned to me that no matter how much we have progressed, married couple are still expected to pro-create. That once you are married, you are expected, whether by your parents, in-laws, friends, family members, society, to have off-springs. Failure to do fulfill this condition means there's something wrong with you, and you should speed up on the process before you get "too old".

I'm probably going to get a lot of flak from society, but this is my take on the subject. Leave the married couples alone. How is it your concern whether they have children or not? It's their sperm and ovum, stay the fuck out.

It is entirely their choice if they want to have children, so hold on to your panties if they choose to conceive later in their lives, or choose not to have kids at all. And where does it say in the big book of law that marriage equates to having children?

Infertility is a major issue in many married couples' lives, and I dare say most live in silence simply because society has cast a dark cloud upon them. I know of many couples who have trouble conceiving due to so many factors, it's not even funny. The pressure of "delivering" is constantly on their minds, that it eats into their daily lives.

But of course couples who have kids will simply brush the issue off, simply because they have not experienced such predicament. They lack the empathy and real understanding for couples with infertility issues, and most of them time, end up saying the wrong things (even though their intentions might be in the right place).

If you're a married couple and having fertility issues, go check things out. If you have no intentions to have children, that's cool too, the world is pretty fucked up right now.
If you're one of the nosy friends or family members, stay the fuck out.
If you're a fertility doctor, help the couple out.