The Intersection Between Infertility and Religion
Whether they realize it or not, religion leaders can often play a role in supporting and educating followers about the infertility experience as it relates to their faith.
Helpful Resources & Advice:
RESOLVE provides faith-based leaders and members with resources about the intersection between infertility and religion that will help navigate conversations around infertility and family building..
With infertility becoming less of a taboo subject, more people are speaking out about their experience with infertility and building their families through Assisted Reproduction Technologies (ART), adoption, and third-party reproduction. Religion leaders are often very respected figures in their communities. Whether they realize it or not, they can often play a role in supporting and educating followers about the infertility experience as it relates to their faith.
Articles & Resources for Religion Leaders:
- 5 Ways the Church Could Show More Compassion for Those Struggling with Infertility – Pastor Elizabeth Hagan
- Assisted Fertility Resources for Pastoral Caregivers – Rev. Rob Keithan, Minister of Social Justice
- Kitchen Table Conversations: Infertility Support in Faith-Based Communities
Faith-Based Infertility Support Resources
Start talking about infertility in your faith-based communities.
Letters to Religion Leaders: Ask your religion leaders to consider the infertility community in their Mother’s and Father’s Day messages with these sample letters.
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