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Fertility and deciding to have children when you have a physical impairment

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Scope community team

The Undressing Disability podcast recently did a special episode about deciding to become a parent when you have a physical impairment.   The show notes explain:

Disabled guests Emily Yates and Damian Weatherald reflect on whether they should be parents.  They chat with host Jennie Williams from Enhance the UK about the factors related to their impairments that they need to consider when making this decision.  

To listen to the podcast give the link above a click.  The show lasts 35 minutes and speaks with disabled people debating "the big decision" to try for children.

Thinking about this more:

  • What factors have influenced your decision to have (or not to have) children?  
  • Did being disabled enter the conversation with your partner?  
  • Were your health-care team involved in family planning, and could they have done more to support you?
Let's start the convo :)

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