The women who abort after having IVF …Posted: June 10, 2010
Interview with top doctor in the DAILY MAIL this week …
Whatever your views on abortion, the story about the women terminating their IVF pregnancies for social reasons has to be one of the most shocking this week.
Statistics show approximately 80 women a year have a termination after conceiving a test tube baby. Some will obviously be for medical reasons but a number are thought to be due to women simply changing their minds.
I am grateful to top fertility doctor Mohamed Menabawey of the Bridge Fertility Centre for talking to me about this issue on Monday afternoon. His commentary on this subject was printed in the Daily Mail newspaper on Tuesday and gave a fascinating insight into the stories behind the statistics.
Since the article appeared, I have been contacted by a number of newspapers and magazines asking if any women who have been through this would like to speak out about it.
It is truly an emotive subject but as this doctor pointed out, any woman is likely to have a heartbreaking reason for putting herself through such a trauma.
If you would like to speak out about abortion – perhaps to the women’s section of a newspaper or in a women’s magazine – then do contact me in total confidence here.