We are still on this very pertinent question: Do you consider Infertility a Medical Problem or a Social Issue?
In the African setting, there are only a few things (if any) that trumps the cry of a newborn baby as an addition into a family, especially in a new home as lavish wedding ceremonies serve the dual purpose of also being the societal umpire that blows the whistle starting a countdown to the next months to produce a baby like it were a race to the finish line. And in some cases, the declaration of a win by a couple (often times the woman) may be on the basis of sex selection- a male offspring. Witnessing strains on marriages and family quarrels due to the inability to conceive in our environment is almost a given. And truth be told, once a baby hunt sets in, the pressure is high irrespective of whether a couple has had a child in the past or not.
That is why it is our pleasure to feature the expert at this field, Prof. Giwa-Osagie OON, COL who lead the pioneering of Assisted Reproductive Techniques, ART in Nigeria and the entire West, East and Central Africa. He runs us through the entire process as well as gives us an overview of the evolution of ART in Africa…
Here is a concise event brief (mark your calendar now and be-friend us on Facebook):
Event: FREE LIVE CHAT WITH THE INFERTILITY EXPERT (Prof. Osato Giwa-Osagie)
Date: Wednesday, July 4th 2012
Time: 3.30 – 5.30pm
Event Description: As many as 1 in 4 reproductive couples in developing countries experience difficulty in achieving pregnancy and as evidenced by the frequency of quarrels in our pro-polygamous African family settings, infertility has been known to lead to social stigma, suicides, loss of inheritance and causes severe strains on marriages and mental health. Technological advancement has brought about solutions through Assisted Reproductive Techniques but there is still very little knowledge and erroneous beliefs about this solution. Prof. Osato Giwa-Osagie pioneered In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) in Nigeria, West, East and Central Africa and will be available LIVE online to answer ALL your questions for FREE!
Don’t miss it, if not for yourself, for your Aunt, Uncle, Friend and Loved ones!
How to Participate: Simply visit www.hala-hi.org within this time, click on the topmost post (LIVE CHAT with the infertility expert) or chat ad and type in your question as a comment, then wait for your answer, and ask some more questions if you so desire.
i. Join and/or Comment on our Facebook event page; OR
ii. A personal message to us on our Facebook page
On a much lighter note, we had taken the liberty to explore some of our fave celebs like Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Sarah Jessica Parker who put in some effort to conceive their babies and are very proud to talk about their gifts. Plus, Angela Basset’s take on how long it has finally taken us to catch up with the technology introduced by the world’s biggest religion Christianity as she came to realize that: “Jesus Christ was born via Surrogacy”; thinking about it in this 21st century, it actually makes sense!
Again, do mark your calendar, and simply hit the “LIKE” button to be-friend us on Facebook to get our latest updates and reminders… plus, we will run a pre-event one week (1 week) marathon of answers to some of the common myths with difficulty in conceiving, also on FACEBOOK!
So hope you’ve liked us already, see you around soon!