If they don’t have time to make a baby . . .

More evidence of the madness of modern life:

There’s a question that is frequently brushed over in fertility clinics and it may well surprise you: how frequently do you have sex? You might assume that by the time a couple seeks IVF they have long been trying to conceive in the bedroom. But although the sex question is on the forms during many fertility consultations, it has become the elephant in the room.

This week, experts warned that modern couples are often too distracted or time-poor to have the amount of sex necessary to conceive naturally. Many, they added, end up having IVF not because they are infertile, but because they are time-poor.

“People don’t make the time because they are too busy and too tired – they have a poor work-life balance and sex starts to seem like another chore,” says Charles Kingsland, of clinic group Care Fertility. “There is no doubt that some people are opting for IVF simply because sex isn’t something they have time to do.”

“Modern life has taken the joy out of it and there are too many other things like emails and work competing for our attention,” notes Professor Allan Pacey at the University of Sheffield.  . . 

If there are too many other things like emails and work competing for attention, what’s going to happen when they become parents?

If they don’t have time to make a baby how can they have time to raise a child?

3 Responses to If they don’t have time to make a baby . . .

  1. adamsmith1922 says:

    Reblogged this on The Inquiring Mind.


  2. Andrei says:


    Western women spend their most fertile years taking hard core drugs to suppress their fertility and maybe undergo an abortion or two if the measures they take fail.

    And then at an age when their forebears and women in the third world are bouncing their grandchildren on their knees decide they want a child find it is not a happening thing…

    … and are not smart enough to understand the reason why

    Anglos have totally lost the plot with gay marriage, abortion is a sacred thing and your self indulgent, over weening pride and now the chickens are coming home to roost

    We can only watch in amazement as the civilization we knew commits suicide


  3. Gravedodger says:

    Sorry Ele, struggling with a concept of no time, too busy, too tired, in fact just cannot comprehend such things being problematical?


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