The journey of infertility in South Africa, and the question of how we change Medical Aid policies for this disease. This is this week’s Good Things Guy Jacpod podcast!
Johannesburg, South Africa (18 February 2020) – One in six couples in South Africa is facing fertility issues, making it a far-reaching issue.
Infertility happens when a couple cannot conceive after having regular unprotected sex. It may be that one partner cannot contribute to conception, or that a woman is unable to carry a pregnancy to full term. It is often defined as not conceiving after 12 months of regular sexual intercourse without the use of birth control.
The World Health Organization (WHO) considers infertility to be “a disease of the reproductive system”, but South African Medical Aids do not have any provision to help their members during this debilitating time.
In today’s podcast, Lucia Oreb, Michelle Borgia Groenewald, Natasha Fagri and Saskia Williams join Brent Lindeque to talk about infertility as four incredible women who’ve been on the journey. They also discuss what is happening in South Africa at the moment, and being asked never to return to AGMs in the process.
“We chatted about Infertility in South Africa and why Medical Aids don’t support families dealing with this debilitating disease. And even though it was a hard conversation, it felt like I was sitting with the ladies from “Sex and the City”, chatting about how they support each other (and South Africa) through their challenges.
It was an incredibly kind, loving and inspiring interview.”
Listen to the interview here:
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