In most marriages in Ghana and Africa in general, the wife almost bears the greatest burden of infertility, as the society will always make an excuse for the husband. It's quite instructive to note that it takes two to tangle and when it comes to infertility, it's high time we change the narrative and address infertility issues from both sides; the wife and the husband.
It might sound funny but you will be shocked to know that, in most marriages, the men are actually the ones that have problem getting their wives pregnant and not the woman, but the society has made it the point of duty for the woman to take the responsibility.
For a newly married couple, 6 months into the new marriage, their parents are already expecting that the woman gets pregnant and give them a grandchild and when that doesn't happen, the pressure starts mounting, mostly on the woman. While it is understandable that our parents crave to be grandparents, especially when their friends already have grandchildren, they should also understand that infertility problem isn't the fault of the woman alone and should be addressed collectively.
While infertility could arise from many causes, it is important that couples going through this challenge go through fertility test for both the husband and wife, and see where the problem is from. I would even advocate that prior before marriage, intending couples don't focus only on genotype and rhesus compatibility testing, which is what most do, but that they go through fertility testing to be sure they are both fertile and don't have any problem with fertility.
And even when there is a problem discovered during the fertility testing, it is not the end. This problem can be fixed and the fertility restored back. For men, they could have oligospermia ( what is called low sperm count in lay terms) or azoospermia ( no sperm count at all, that is zero). For women, they could have hormonal imbalance problems, ovarian insufficiency, fibroid, tubal blockade, some might have lost their wombs through multiple abortion and all. Some women even have a weak uterus or womb that can't support a fetus to term.
All these varying conditions have solutions especially with assisted reproductive technology nowadays, so you have absolutely little or nothing to worry about. For women that have their wombs damaged either by one procedure or the other, we still have ethical assisted reproductive procedures that can make you still have your own baby. Yes, you might have wronged your Lord and yourself and should seek true repentance but at last, there might be a solution.
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