What is reproductive loss?
I did all the Googling. I looked in the books I have about reproductive health and rights. I couldn’t find a good definition. So, I created my own.
“Reproductive loss is an inclusive term for any experience of grief in a person’s life related to their reproductive health, fertility, the outcomes of a pregnancy, or the creation or care of their family. Reproductive loss includes experiences of miscarriage, stillbirth, infertility, adoption, abortion, surrogacy, sterilization, and loss of a child.”
So often when we hear the term “reproductive loss,” we think of miscarriage, but it’s so much more than that.
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