Fertility Drugs Pose Major Health Risks

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fertility drugsA study reported on today in the U.K’s Telegraph reveals that women taking fertility drugs to stimulate greater egg production are at risk from life-threatening side effects. This sentence from the article would be a show stopper for many:

“They say that the powerful drugs given to the volunteers to help increase the number of eggs they produce can cause paralysis, limb amputation and even death.”

I underwent several rounds of IVF (among other techniques to conceive). While I knew there were significant risks associated with the procedure and the drugs involved I was blind to them — that’s the extreme lengths I (and many like me) were or are willing to go to get what comes so naturally to other women.

To this day, I can’t help but wonder what the long-range affects of those powerful hormones and related drugs may have on my future health.

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Writer, blogger and, oh, yeah, infertility survivor. My memoir, Silent Sorority, tells the whole story. There's a movie in there somewhere. I'm thinking Jennifer Lawrence plays me.