"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The message is getting out there...

This week, infertility showed up in the most surprising of places. You might expect infertility to show up on a medical drama. It isn't even that surprising to see it in an episode of CSI. After all, we usually get lots of backstory about the crime of the week. However, I was shocked to hear infertility mentioned on 24 this week. Its an action adventure show...a classic guys show...but infertility did break through. It was only a minor character but it was there. The episode synopsis says, "At the port, Gadsen tells Jack and Tony that he was trying to make extra cash to support his impending twins conceived with expensive fertility treatments. He had planned to aid men that he thought were simple electronics smugglers." Now, as Baby Smiling In Back Seat said yesterday, this might not be a perfect way to raise the awareness of infertility because the man was helping criminals. But, I think the situation this guy finds himself in actually helps convey the desperation and horrific cost surrounding infertility treatment.

Its really saying something when infertility is getting mentioned in such unlikely settings. Maybe the general public is finally starting to get the message about the pain and suffering people go through when they experience infertility.

4 comments:

Sheliza said...

wow, that's really something.

Beautiful Mess said...

It is pretty cool, that infertility is being brought out more. It shouldn't be a dirty little secret. YAY for 24!!

Lori said...

We've gone mainstream!

I went to a bloggy thing last night and felt a little weird saying I am an IF blogger. It being mommies and all.

Thanks, also, for the fishy advice! Molly is thrilled.

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

I SOOOO noticed this when watching the episode with my DH. Thanks for posting about it. :)