An academic’s struggle with infertility

Friday, September 8, 2017

An Anonymous article was published in University Affaris that explores the hardships of fertility issues in academia.  

"I was recently invited to review a colleague’s file for promotion. In her file, a referee applauded the candidate’s ability to balance her work commitments with her constant support of her children. I would like to say that I was pleased to see her ability to balance work and family receive recognition in the workplace. I am ashamed to say that my reaction was much uglier. I was envious.

In defense of my jealousy, I’m on a lot of drugs. I’m in the middle of an in vitro fertilizationcycle. It’s my fourth try."

Read more of this experience and specific advice for young colleagues in the academia. 

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