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Wednesday 19 October 2011

Professor Gab Kovacs: "Settle for Mr Not-Too-Bad."

Wow, those IVF doctors - who do some amazing work in helping couples have long-desired babies - sure are an opinionated bunch.

Did you hear the furore - yet again - created today surrounding the age women should be having babies? More specifically, how long they should wait and whether they should rely on assisted reproductive methods?

Sure, there is some merit to the doctor's argument, when it hinges on medical fact.

When it rests on the social dynamics of complicated relationships.... hmmm, not so sure.

Here's what he had to say:

The Director of Monash IVF, Professor Gab Kovacs, says women shouldn't be 'conned' into thinking freezing their eggs offers up a 'guaranteed family' in the fridge, as reported by 'The Age.'

He says the rate of successful births that result from these eggs is low and that the technology still has a long way to go.

"I think they should be working harder to find a partner or changing their criteria for Mr Right," Professor Kovacs said.

"Maybe there is no Mr Right and you have to settle for Mr Not-Too-Bad. There is no such thing as a perfect person for anybody, and even if they're perfect now, they won't be perfect in five or 10 years time."

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What do you think?

If the clock is ticking, do you just settle?

For any guy?

Again, what about the blokes in this equation? He's a 'perfect catch' = tick.

He's not keen to have kids for 5-10 years, though.

What to do? Run? Find another partner? [Gasp] trick him into pregnancy?

Is the doctor making sense? Or is this yet another opinion from the medical profession - probably with good intentions - which simply just not ring true in real relationships.

That part about "There is no such thing as a perfect person for anybody, and even if they're perfect now, they won't be perfect in five or 10 years time".... that certainly rings true.

Conversely, it can also be said that partners can get better with age...

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1 comment:

  1. Another stupid opinion from a Doctor. He says there is no such thing as a perfect partner, but the partner should at least be as perfect as possible for you. He is encouraging women to use men for their sperm.... how would the poor guy feel? Everyone should be loved for who they are, not for the use of their sperm. Such a tragic, stupid opinion, honestly. I think women are better off buying sperm from a sperm bank and raising as a single mother than settling. No adult deserves to think his partner really loves him when really, all she loves is his sperm. Sad. How dare he encourage that.