The Seven Trends that Define the Future of IVF is a piece written by Dr. Sable, a retired reproductive endocrinologist. (If you want a glimpse of the dystopian future we—especially those of us who are part of the infertility subculture are co-creating—you may want to read at least a part of this article.)
But I’m pretty sure there’s a trend that’s missing from this retired endocrinologist’s piece.
What’s missing is a trend some of us have been part of for a while; a trend toward waking up to our own power to create change in our bodies; a trend toward learning what action we can take to increase our fertility without the help of Ovascience. the pharmaceutical company that announced closing of $132 million public offering of common stock.
Ovascience is a pharmaceutical company that is promising to fix all our egg-quality issues. Now where have we heard that before?
Ovascience is also a publicly owned company in which the author of this piece can invest. He tells us so. Could that have influenced his point of view?
I welcome this piece as an encouragement for each of us. Encouragement to choose. No matter how we ultimately birth our families, the question we might want to ask is:
Which of these trends serves the interest of the children we so desperately long to bring into the world?