Friday, December 10, 2010

IF in the media

Remember when I got interviewed for an article and posted my answers here? Well, the article came out yesterday. Here is the link to it below. I'm not sure what I think about it, yet, but I wanted to share anyway.

http://www.voxmagazine.com/stories/2010/12/09/risk-egg-donation/

9 comments:

  1. Interesting...

    There's an odd imbalance between the title and the content. It's almost like the author went looking for evidence that egg donation is BAD and didn't find it, but refused to give up on that slant. And wow, the quality of those sources! Where's the research!? Then there's the fact that I suppose it's never possible for an outsider to be accurate about things to the extent that we'd want ("fertility side effects"? what are those? and "women who are unhappy with or do not want to try the less-successful intrauterine insemination" PU-LEASE!)...but in comparison to some of the things that you see out there on the topic of IF, it's at least relatively thoughtful and well written. I wish she'd used more of your interview, of course...and it is interesting to get a little insight into the motivations of donors...

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  2. Oh...I didn't read it and I don't think I want to. So sorry your slant was not taken as you would have liked...

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  3. Like Bunny, I was also struck by the difference between the tone of the title and the substance of the article article. But I guess that's the old "hook" theory at work. I also agree that the author was thoughtful in looking at all sides.

    More importantly, though, I think that YOUR contribution is very, very well put.

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  4. I would agree with Bunny & Adele...seems like the author went into it with her own misconceptions and had no desire to deviate from that.
    At least you know what you contributed was good & that is the only thing you can control! Too bad they didn't get the input of an egg donor with positive feedback.

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  5. I liked your contribution Augusta. It was nice that you were acknowledged personally.

    I didnt particluarly love the article but I guess we are a hard audience to win over. I dont think i've ever liked one thing I've read in the media about infertility. I guess thats because its so close to my heart that often the significance of such painful journey gets lost in translation to the general audience.

    But wow, you are now famous!! Congrats.

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  6. Augs, you were by far the best part of the article. I don't think it was particularly well written or all that informative, but I suppose something is better than nothing? I wish you'd written the article instead, my sweet. It would have been higher-quality prose and a meatier read. That said, I'm glad your words are out there in any form at all; I just wish readers had really gotten to see your sparkle.

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  7. i agree with the other comments. Your contribution was the best part.

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  8. I also agree with the other comments. The article really didn't have much substance. And that woman who almost died after having 30 eggs retrieved - well, that was obviously the fault of an incompetent doctor who allowed her to hyperstimulate, and could have easily been avoided.
    Yours was definitely the most valuable contribution to the article.

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