Posts Tagged: fertility Results 18
An eJewish Philanthropy post reports that the Jewish Fertility Foundation is offering grants (due February 15th) to help women pay for fertility treatments. To be considered, an applicant needs to be “Jewish-defined as at least 1 Jewish parent (Jewish = as from birth or conversion from any denomination); intention of raising child Jewish.” As the Foundation page notes, in vitro fertilization is expensive and often unaffordable even to those with health insurance.
Some things are beyond me. I can understand a woman going to a sperm bank so she can have a child, and requesting a smart donor. That makes sense. I can even kind of understand a woman who, in contemporary Israel, chooses to have a blond and blue-eyed donor — assuming her wish stems from an awareness of the racism within Israeli society and a desire for her future child to have an easier life.
(Washington Jewish Week via JTA) – Laura has donated her eggs four times to women who needed help having children.
I don’t really follow the peregrinations of reality star Kim Kardashian, but the fact that she’s expecting her second child with music mogul Kanye West is only of note to people like me because she announced she’d achieved pregnancy through I.V.F.
Illustration by Lior Zaltzman