Misguided view of infertility and the rise of baby factories in Nigeria


I have heard lots of bible stories about barren women. A common example was Sarah and how she gave birth to Abraham after she was well passed her child bearing age. Now, I bet there were huge difference between child bearing age at that time compared to today. Lots of stories like these were very much taken face value in Nigeria therefore lots of people were in conflicts with what to believe, the religious quotes of the past or the science of today.

The term ‘barren’ is a stigma that is usually associated with women, so if a union did not produce a child, first and foremost the woman in the relationship is the one to blame for the childlessness of the couple. In Nigeria especially, only in very rare cases would the man allowed himself to be tested especially if he had normal regular erections, which in itself is not…

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