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November 29, 2021

IVF Survivorship: A New Field of Study

IVF survivorship as a concept didn’t exist when I first considered the medical procedure.

That was in the late 1990s. All I knew came from the well-oiled IVF industry hype machine. The growing and enormously profitable business portrayed IVF as the science world’s answer to modern family formation. IVF clinics intentionally portrayed this hugely invasive procedure as little more than more than a outpatient intervention. Little did we patient-consumers understand … until we were in the recovery room and beyond … that it was so much more.

IVF Survivorship Comes into New Focus

What was missing behind the medical jargon and cuddly baby-marketing?  More than mere mortals know. In truth, many of us signed up for a trauma-inducing and life-changing, well, mindf*^k. That realization and so much more is contained in a new academic paper two years in development.

IVF survivorship

So, for those who want to know more, I am honored to share this link to my latest paper.

It is all due to several years of digging and research along with an international editorial team who realized there was a dearth of critical information about IVF marketing.  My hat is off to one of the editors, Jennifer Takhar, who was, in a word, my midwife. You can learn more about her IVF Survivorship research here.

Those visiting here who would like a PDF copy of the paper can let me know in the comments or DM me on Twitter @PamelaJeanne 

Meanwhile, for those arriving here for the first time: know that we want to make sure the study of IVF Survivorship is thorough and well understood.

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Pamela Tsigdinos
Pamela Tsigdinos
Writer, blogger and, oh, yeah, infertility survivor. My memoir, Silent Sorority, tells the whole story. There's a movie in there somewhere. Given the quirkiness needed to relate it all I'm thinking Jennifer Lawrence would be a good fit.


6 thoughts on “IVF Survivorship: A New Field of Study

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    I would love to have a PDF article.

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    Congratulations, Pamela!! So important to have our voices heard, and an academic forum lends extra credibility to what we have to say.

    I would LOVE to read your paper! :) (You know where to find me!)

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      Like you, Loribeth, I was thrilled that international academics recognized the need to explore this topic. So important to study this very overlooked reality.

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    Fantastic, Pamela. The lack of regulation, the unrestrained hype, the bad science around reporting and add-ons, the dehumanisation of patients – it’s all quite appalling to see it laid out in one article like that. Great job. Brava!

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      So appreciate you taking the time read and digest it all so swiftly, Mali! xx

      It’s quite validating to get your perspective — particularly the New Zealand take — after being steeped here in the rather twisted for-profit American ‘healthcare’ system.

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