Male infertility is just as devestating as female infertility
So much is written about female infertility and how when a woman can't have a baby its so often devastating to her. Much less is written about male infertility and how much it damages them. I am male and infertile and I suffer from as much shame and embarrassment as an woman who can't have a baby. Society often views women's role as a caregiver and mother but it's also the men who have a hand in bringing children into the world. When a man can't have children he is looked down upon as less than a man. It's supposed to be a man's job to spread his seed. Men with lots of children are viewed as powerful and virile. Men who can't get a woman pregnant are said to shoot blanks. What can be more damaging to a man's ego than to "shoot blanks". It means he is powerless and on par with being impotent. What woman wants to have a husband who can't give her a child? An infertile man can't pass on his genes. He is often viewed as useless as a mate. My point is that infertile men suffer just as much as women.