Thursday, January 10, 2008

Thankful to be a woman

It's hard to get pregnant if you are two women. We need the sperm, and usually getting pregnant requires some medical intervention. I've heard of women who spend thousands of dollars trying to get pregnant. But with all of that, I'd still say we have it easy.

I have a friend who is a single male. He wants to be a father. His only options are surrogacy or adoption. He's been told by many people that he won't be able to adopt. A single man on his own will be seen as having impure thoughts about children. So he feels that surrogacy is his only option. This costs around $70-120K by the time you buy the egg, hire the surrogate, pay the lawyers. And it's much more risky legally, and illegal in some states.

So we women are lucky. All we need is the sperm. Men need the womb, which is much harder to get. Count your many blessings, as I used to sing as a little girl in church.

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