LISTEN: infertility in South Africa and how we change medical aid policies for this disease

LISTEN: Infertility in South Africa and how we change medical aid policies

One in six couples in South Africa is facing fertility issues, making it a far-reaching issue.

good things guy

Infertility in South Africa, and the question of how we change Medical Aid policies for this issue, are discussed in this week's Good Things Guy Jacpod podcast.

READ ALSO: Good Things Guy: Being a better man! This is The ManKind Project...

Infertility happens when a couple cannot conceive after having regular unprotected sex. It may be that one partner cannot contribute to conception, or that a woman is unable to carry a pregnancy to full term. It is often defined as not conceiving after 12 months of regular sexual intercourse without the use of birth control.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) considers infertility to be “a disease of the reproductive system”, but South African Medical Aids do not have any provision to help their members during this debilitating time.

In this week's podcast, Lucia Oreb, Michelle Borgia Groenewald, Natasha Fagri, and Saskia Williams join Brent Lindeque to talk about infertility as four incredible women who’ve been on the journey.


Show's Stories