For many (though not all) couples, having children is a desired and expected aspect of their relationship, often with wider family and societal  pressures. Infertility is considered by many authors to be a life crisis, which can last for many years. In Australia, like most western countries, the trend to delay marriage, and even if married, to delay having children, itself impacts fertility rates. Female age in particular affects the number and quality of eggs. Infertility is not an easy subject for most couples to talk about, especially within the church as it can be a taboo subject, or one that is surrounded by strongly held opinions. Infertility Resource Paper

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YouTube of the 60 Minutes documentary on selective reduction “The IVF Industry’s Dirty Little Secret – Selective Reduction”:

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