The P3 Network, with the support of Simmons & Simmons and Macquarie and their respective gender and LGBT diversity networks, are proud to help break the silence with a ground-breaking panel event discussion about the experiences of women dealing with, and overcoming, infertility and miscarriage.
Despite one in four pregnancies ending in miscarriage and one in eight couples experiencing infertility, breaking the silence on infertility and pregnancy loss remains taboo. Those who have experienced infertility and pregnancy loss can often find it challenging to share their experiences with others and those who have not experienced either event may react uncomfortably when told of someone’s struggle. Many women suffering these common life events might experience feelings of shame even though most causes of infertility and miscarriage are not under their direct control. Open and compassionate discussions about reproductive difficulties is necessary to lessen self-imposed and perceived social stigma.
The event promises an honest, open and frank discussion about the realities of experiencing infertility or miscarriage. The event will be a safe space for all, and while the discussion focuses on the experiences of women, men are invited and encouraged to attend.