International Women’s Day: Celebrating Strength and Resilience

International Women's Day

Today marks International Women’s Day—a global movement celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women—a day reminding all of us that “an equal world is an enabled world.” 

As a Medical Practitioner, it’s empowering to reflect on how times have changed for women when it comes to their fertility options. 

Last July marked Louise Brown’s 41st birthday—the first “test tube” baby born through IVF treatment. Now, IVF is considered a mainstream medical treatment for infertility. It’s remarkable to witness how far science has come. 

Not only that, but numerous possibilities have opened up for women. It is with great pride I share that Genesis Fertility Centre has helped many single women and same-sex female couples bring a precious new life into the world. With the help of donor eggs and egg sharing—gone are the days where reproductive options are limited. 

Egg freezing has also changed the game for women. Whether you’re focused on your education and career, waiting to find the right partner, or hoping to extending your fertility, egg freezing offers the chance to have a child later in life. 

It’s beautiful to witness the power of modern medicine. Whether a child is conceived naturally, through IVF, or via a sperm donor, the creation of a family is a beautiful thing and should be celebrated. 

A woman’s ability to bring life into this world is an incredible thing, but a woman’s resilience and determination when that ability is tested can be even more inspiring. Each day when we come into our clinic, we are amazed by the strength of our patients. Today—and every day—we celebrate you. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your journey.