Editor’s Note: I’ve had several requests from journalists about important projects that need your help. Share, won’t you — via your blogs, Twitter and other social media platforms of choice?
Journalist Seeks Fellow Americans
First up: I’ve exchanged emails for several months with a U.S.-based journalist working on
“an in-depth investigation into the fertility industry here in the United States examining the ways in which it may be prone to serious abuses and harm and risk in the desire to obtain profit.”
Over the years many of you have left comments and shared stories about bad behavior and questionable clinic practices. Now I’d like to ask if you’d be willing to share those stories as well as encourage others you know to do the same. Please email me (ptsigdinos (@) yahoo dot com) with your contact info and or drop a comment below if you’d be willing help this reporter. Include the state you call home, too.
Great minds. At the end of this week I also heard from an Australian journalist with a similar request:
“Currently I am looking into IVF and whether it’s being overused in Australia, and the vulnerability of patients, which I know is your area of specialty. I was wondering if you had ever been contacted by any Australian men or women about their IVF journey, whether ongoing or over, about their concerns with the process – how long it went for, what they were told, etc.”
So, the same applies: Email me or comment below along with your state or territory.
Think of it as northern and southern hemisphere journalists respectively working to make the world a better place and ensure that the ‘do no harm’ pledge involving fertility treatments is upheld. You can help make that a reality.