Genetically ‘male’ woman gives birth to twins. Great, but did she have to?

Published: February 9, 2015
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The 32-year-old ‘woman’ had a rare hormonal conditional where she has external female characteristics and appearance but non-functioning ovaries and ‘mostly male chromosomes’. PHOTO: REUTERS

A few days back, I read about a medical miracle that occurred in the Indian city of Meerut. I understand that a ‘genetically male’ woman has given birth to twins.

A 32-year-old ‘woman’ had a rare hormonal conditional where she looks like a woman but is ‘almost’ a man. She did not attain puberty and has never menstruated. Her uterus was underdeveloped, her ovaries were non-functional and that she had an unpronounceable condition called “XY gonadal dysgenesis “(whew that sure was a mouthful). In short, ‘her’ body was not designed for natural conception or to hold a nine month pregnancy. She went through a series of complicated procedures over a period of three years to make this possible. Embryos were developed with donor eggs (they were not her own) plus her husband’s sperm and implanted in  her uterus, which was ‘built’ or ‘strengthened’ surgically. I have very little knowledge of terms like ovum, zygote, chromosomal study, infantile uterus, endocrinal treatment to elaborate on but I know for sure that’s its cerebral and phrenic (something to do with intelligence).

I am happy to note that her ‘husband’ supported her in this decision.

Dr Sunil Jindal, the infertility specialist who administered the treatment, said,

“This is something similar to a male delivering twins.”

I am sure it took some medical geniuses and a hefty sum of money to make her dreams of having a child come true. Mentions of this marvel will be chiselled in bronze in medical encyclopaedias worldwide. Generations of students will look back and read about this with awe and wonder. Eons later, people will still equate the team who made this possible with Charaka or Shushruta (ancient physicians from the Subcontinent). The doctors will earn awards, no doubt, and will be felicitated worldwide. They might even win Nobel Prizes.

What I do not understand is, was all this required in the first place?  Could ‘she’ not have accepted gracefully (not resigned to) her fate and just adopted a child from one of the thousands of orphanages that exist today?

It’s totally understandable if she might not want to spend on ‘outside’ blood and wanted her ‘own’, but I am sure she could have found a needy family from her own community who would have given her one of their own for some money. For the money the very-much-in-love couple spent on treatments, she could have fed scores of orphanages year long.

I know this might sound harsh, but she must have undergone these painful procedures, the emotional and physical trauma, the expectations, the hopes, the disappointments… to prove to the world that she was not ‘barren’ (excuse my use of such a strong, rustic, cruel, derogatory term) and ‘won’ in the end but was the money and time well spent ? Was it absolutely necessary to bring two more souls onto this, already overcrowded, planet? I understand that this may be a question personal to the parents, but as a citizen of this world, I believe I am forced to ask those parents thinking of adopting this path. Do the orphans of this world deserve no life, love or future? Should we not look after what we have first and then plan ahead?

I accept that it is a triumph of technology, a true medical achievement, but does it have to be just about technology all the time?

I have my doubts.

Supriya Arcot

Supriya Arcot

She works for a software house and is a mother of eight-year-old twins.

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • Farhan

    Well, it was a private decision the family themselves took.Recommend

  • Maximus Decimus Meridius

    Still better than surgery to insert implants, then surgery to take them out a year later, and then again surgery to insert smaller implantsRecommend

  • Jahangir Amin

    You really make sense. Apart from the addition in medical knowledge (which might benefit upcoming generations), it SHOULD not have been done. There is also a very high risk that the new babies might not be normal, who although look normal at this stage. They may give rise to some more serious problems.Recommend

  • Haris Younis

    This piece is just bluntly insensitive, furthermore things like adoption shouldn’t be forced upon people nor should they be an ‘option’, The only people worthy of adopting children are the ones that want to.

    For the rest- It was her choice and I’m pretty she went through with everything because she wanted that.Recommend

  • thepatriot

    I hope that since you wrote something like this you also acted on it and your 8 year old is adopted too.Recommend

  • Rahul

    I don’t think you have a right to judge what a person should or should not do with her life. Part of being mother is to have the pregnancy experience. She could have remained childless, or adopted or used a surrogate. She choose to get pregnant. When IVF was introduced in the mid-70s, it was controversial. Now it is commonplace. You do what suits you and let others do what suits them. It is part of living in a civilized society.Recommend

  • Xyz

    How do we judge someone for their personal, psychological and emotional needs? Going by your views…. It’s a question for every set of parents, including you…. Why not adopt instead of bringing another human being on this planet? Recommend

  • Parvez

    I would tend to agree with you, there are limits to everything and this does appear as seriously pushing those limits.Recommend

  • Blunt

    In Asia, it will take another century for people to understand what you are talking. Although economic pressures have forced EVEN MUSLIMS to produce only 2 to 3 children and go against their islamic teachings, Religious and Cultural pressure is not letting Asians to jump out of this dark hole.Recommend

  • Abuzar Jamil

    The process even when normal is very painful as I have only heard but I can imagine that carrying another human being inside you for nine months is a very difficult task.So why you yourself went through this difficult task instead of adopting those homeless needy orphans that you mentioned?Recommend

  • Nandita.

    Are you for real? Madame Supriya, your audacity Is amusing.
    You have twins, why didn’t you think about adopting instead of crowding this “overcrowed planet”
    If you have the right to have your own kids , so do others (with orwithout medical help).Who are you to pass judgements and interfere in these personal matters? What others decide to do in their lives is none of your business.
    Are you planning to pay for the upbringing of her twins? I think not. So it’s not your place to comment.
    If her babies are a burden for an overcrowded planet so are yours.

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  • Nandita.

    Contd..
    Why has this esteemed blogger used quotation marks while writing about the lady who gave birth to these twins?. There was no need to use those quotation marks(could’ve called her a woman instead of ‘woman’). Also, when you say “phew that was a mouthful” to describe the condition afflicting the woman, you come across as condescending.
    Supriya Arcot, you continue to disappoint with your atrocious viewpoints.Recommend

  • Zen

    Or maybe she just wanted a child that belonged to her biologically? Was that too much to ask? Maybe this is how God wanted it to be. Insane article..Recommend

  • Shaikh

    The condition is actually called “androgen insensitivity syndrome”. Coming to what you have written. Being a mother yourself I’m at loss at how you could not be happy at someone else being able to give birth after going through all the emotional and financial turmoil? Did you before writing this piece try to put yourself in her position? What if you were told at the age 13-16 that you aren’t genetically a female? Where does it say that women who have their own children should not adopt orphans? Why dont you go ahead and set an example by adopting one?Recommend

  • Yo2Da2

    Oh, yes. I remember a movie starring Arnold Schwarzneggar that had the same plot. I take it it was a, um, Caesarian birth? Nature is funny that way. In UK two women and a man produced a baby with three parents (though it was all done asexually in a petri dish). We have the case of Bruce Jenner turning into a Brucelyn before our very eyes. Wonder if it would it be possible in the future for a man to freeze his sperm, turn into a woman, then fertilize her egg with those previously frozen sperm? Mamadada! Nature (God?) is funny that way.Recommend

  • Jor El

    “Could ‘she’ not have accepted gracefully (not resigned to) her fate and just adopted a child from one of the thousands of orphanages that exist today?”
    This is a highly controversial thing to say(am not saying its right or wrong). It is for her to decide to “gracefully accept her fate n be resigned to it”, not for others to suggest her to do so.
    Secondly, “For the money the very-much-in-love couple spent on treatments, she could have fed scores of orphanages year long.”
    Lets not be judgmental about someone else’s money. For all we know, they already may have been “feeding scores of orphanages” already.Recommend

  • Prof

    “I accept that it is a triumph of technology, a true medical achievement, but does it have to be just about technology all the time?”

    Our existence is about mankind pushing the boundaries of nature to realize their God given potential, next stop Gattaca.Recommend

  • Queen

    I think being an adult, it was for her to decide to ‘gracefully accept her fate’ or not.Recommend

  • Nandita.

    Even if the author’s kids are adopted, that gives her NO right to suggest the same route to others. Can’t understand why ET chose to publish this tripe.Recommend

  • Nandita.

    Even the word husband is in quotation marks!
    I am yet to come across someone as judgemental and interfering as Supriya Arcot.
    Recommend

  • Nandita.

    Who are we to decide limits for other individuals?
    This woman wanted to have her own babies and she did.It’s normal for a woman to want offspring. So I see nothing wrong or weird that this woman and her husband went to great lengths to reproduce .
    What IS very wrong and weird though, is Supriya’s thought process and her judgemental nature. When will people learn to mind their own business? Recommend

  • https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8559594100366660134#allposts Supriya Arcot

    Err Define ‘Biologically’ ? The eggs are not hers, the uterus is not fully hers . Its prosthetic / built / enhanced/ made up …. She could have borrowed a womb . Did she have to spend so much to surgically create one ‘bag’ for herself ? I am not against fertility treatments of any kind .Recommend

  • https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8559594100366660134#allposts Supriya Arcot

    The stress is not on adoption per se, the stress of my blog is on the painful and costly procedures on this particular person. Her ‘ husbands’ sperm and the donor’s eggs could have been hatched in another body . Why build a ‘bag’ in her and then hatch in that bag ? From what I understand she just needed a ‘carrier’ to hatch those eggs .Recommend

  • https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8559594100366660134#allposts Supriya Arcot

    Err .. not sure what implants U are talking about ?Recommend

  • https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8559594100366660134#allposts Supriya Arcot

    I never stressed on adoption , All I am saying is she could have rented a womb . The eggs were not hers . She merely wanted a carrier.Recommend

  • Nandita.

    Her money , her decision. Did she beg, borrow or steal from you?
    No? Then, please stop poking your nose in other people’s business.Recommend

  • Abuzar Jamil

    I believe that you would understand better than me because you too are a mother but I have seen women going towards every possible mean that would result in having babies of their own.Think about it from her perspective.Recommend

  • https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8559594100366660134#allposts Supriya Arcot

    Ufff the stress is not on adoption , the stress is on the painful and costly procedures she decided to undergo to build a carrier bag to hatch her husband’s sperm and a doner lady’s eggs. she could have easily rented a womb.Recommend

  • Jor El

    “… it SHOULD not have been done.”
    Bro, u r passing a judgement here. On what basis? As a medical authority or as a legal authority?
    “They may give rise to some more serious problems.”
    When u say that, what guarantee does a child born normally have that in its later life, it will not develop some sort of a serious medical condition …Recommend

  • Jor El

    Our views seem to match here unlike other articles :) …Recommend

  • Gulchand Mehta

    Who are you to decide what she could have done with her money?
    She has that freedom of choice. It is her’s. Bill Gates of Micro Soft
    is supposedly the richest man in the world. He can very likely keep
    ALL the orphans in India well fed, for years. But does he? No. He
    choses to do whatever he decides, with his philanthrophy. His choice.Recommend

  • Jor El

    I cannot speak on Supriya’s behalf but me thinks that husband is in quotes due to the woman being “genetically male” … perhaps the word “spouse” wud have been more sexually correct !!!
    Or perhaps if a person calls herself a woman, we shud call her a woman instead of a ‘woman’ … Recommend

  • Jor El

    Lets keep religion outta this debate, shall we …Recommend

  • hira

    The thing is, everyone wants kids (and those born of you are obviously emotionally linked to you too). The choice of words of this doctor who called this woman ‘practically male’ is unfortunate. She wanted kids, she went through multiple procedures so she could have ONE. Yes, the world is overcrowded but if you have the resources to, then you might as well adopt a kid too. Don’t preach what you ain’t practising. Recommend

  • Nandita.

    Well, from your article it appears that you were stressing on adoption and have backtracked now after reading so many comments which are not in your favour.
    As far as the cost is concerned, the money was hers so she can spend it however she wants. It’s a personal matter so you shouldn’t be commenting on it. And your redundant communication is not helping your case since your argument is growing weaker in face of the clever arguments that your readers are putting up. Recommend

  • Queen

    True, great minds think alike (on some issues that is..) :)Recommend

  • https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8559594100366660134#allposts Supriya Arcot

    Ufff Adoption was just one of the suggestions . I feel she could have rented a womb .Recommend

  • https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8559594100366660134#allposts Supriya Arcot

    Abolutely , its not unethical , illegal , immoral but she could have done better. Like renting a womb. Not for a min did I say give all your hard earned money to orphanages ( if you do it , well and good . if not … fine ) but did she have to build / enhance / strengthen ( after so much procedures/ trauma/ tumoils ) a uterus to carry the hatched eggs herself ?Recommend

  • https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8559594100366660134#allposts Supriya Arcot

    The definition of “Babies of their own ” qualifies for another heavy discussion.Recommend

  • https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8559594100366660134#allposts Supriya Arcot

    Smoooch.Recommend

  • https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8559594100366660134#allposts Supriya Arcot

    I would say – It NEED NOT HAVE BEEN done.Recommend

  • https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8559594100366660134#allposts Supriya Arcot

    I am not ‘deciding ‘ anything for any one . She could have adopted OR rented a womb ( the concept of which is more than a decade old now ).Recommend

  • https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8559594100366660134#allposts Supriya Arcot

    . No objection with your comments on my blog but I dont like comments about myself .Recommend

  • Nandita.

    Which comment of mine do you have am objection with? If you write such atrocious articles be prepared for other’.s comments.Plus none of my comments is offensive. They are a responforto your article
    Do you think the woman you wrote a whole blog on likes your comments on her life and personal decisions?Recommend

  • https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8559594100366660134#allposts Supriya Arcot

    Err not exactly. Some lines were edited / added by the editor ( perhaps to give it a human touch ) especially the last bit – ” as a citizen of the world … ” . I said adoption is just one of the suggestions I still maintain – she could have been better off adopting OR renting a womb .Recommend

  • Queen

    Ms Arcot, maybe she wanted to experience the sentiments and difficulties which a mother goes through in conceiving and delivering a child. Whatever the reason may be, but I am happy for her and her kids :)Recommend

  • Nandita.

    You were the one who suggested adoption, I am sure Erum or her team didn’t add that bit.
    Do you seriously think you have the right to tell another person how she should have her babies? It’s not your call.You don’t have the right to suggest anything-renting a womb or otherwise.
    Who are you to suggest or decide what she would have been better off doing.Recommend

  • Nandita.

    You didn’t get my point.
    This woman and her husband are free to call themselves whatever they want. When the author uses quotes, she is questioning their identity. It’s not for us to question that, is it?Recommend

  • Nandita.

    You questioned this woman’s decision to bring 2 kids into an overcrowded world. So essentially, you called those babies a burden on earth. And YOU find my comments objectionable? W.O W. Height of hypocrisy. Recommend

  • https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8559594100366660134#allposts Supriya Arcot

    I stand by whatever I said ( rather TRIED to say ) ( some pieces are auto edited perhaps to give a humane touch ) She could have adopting OR rented a womb.Recommend

  • Maximus Decimus Meridius

    . I meant that at least this kind of surgery helps an individual gain some perspective.Recommend

  • https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8559594100366660134#allposts Supriya Arcot

    So am I.Recommend

  • Dilliwaala

    I think Supriya makes a very valid point. She makes this clear that she realizes that people want to have their own “blood”, but with so many poor orphan children in India, it makes so much more sense to adopt children.

    Your reaction is over the top and unwarranted. Besides, you make a personal attack on this lady which is unfortunate, and possibly shouldn’t be allowed by the editors.Recommend

  • Nandita.

    I have not personally attacked her. My comments are a direct response to her article.Recommend

  • Nandita.

    The rest of the commentors have said the same thing I have. So please, those are not personal attack s.Recommend

  • https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8559594100366660134#allposts Supriya Arcot

    Absolutely no mood / necessity to respond to you ( and the likes of u ) .Recommend

  • BlackJack

    People writing such blogs should explain why they have not adopted any children themselves. And who is anyone to tell this lady that she should have a baby one way and not another – scientific advances have allowed a woman who wanted a child to have one THE WAY SHE WANTED and instead of appreciating the news, we are forced to read incredible tripe. The condescension and sheer insensitivity in this blog is appalling, and the fact that she continues to defend her work in comments is truly shocking – plus she speaks of renting a womb as if you can get one on eBay or Flipkart (maybe she can then write a blog on people who rent wombs and ask them why they don’t have their own children). I read this blog yesterday and chose not to join issue (felt it was a waste of time based on a trend analysis that was amply borne out by the blog) but the silly defenses she is now posting have forced to me comment.Recommend

  • Parvez

    The limit being pushed was the medical limit……and the way I read this is that Supriya was simply expressing an opinion and she has the right to do this. Its quite evident that neither the author nor I can decide the limits for an individuals actions BUT we can certainly voice our thoughts. I very much doubt the author meant ill……the fact that you may disagree ( one of the reasons I like reading you ) is your right.Recommend

  • Siddhesh

    Ah! judgemental people. What will the world be like without them. No relation to the woman concerned. No idea of financial position. No understanding of their emotions.
    Then you go on and say “I think they should not have…..blah blah blah”Recommend

  • dodger

    well said !!..whatever i felt about this article and wanted to write , you wrote everything…Recommend

  • Aaliya

    SPOT ON^. The writer needs to get off her high horse and understand that she is no position to judge that woman, and will never be able to until she has walked a mile in her shoes.Recommend

  • Faisal

    you are quite persistent thats their money and her own decision, you are no one to pass suggestions.
    I ask you the same questions. As a woman why you went through the painful procedure while you could have rented the womb? and intact, why giving birth, you could have adopted by yourself.Recommend

  • Aaliya

    Yeah, you sound thrilled and just overcome with ecstasy. (read:bitterness).Recommend

  • Nandita.

    Lots of people in ‘Asia’ adopt. Adoption is a great choice but we don’t have the right to tell others to go down that path. We also do not have the right to tell others how to spend their money which is what the author is doing. It’s a personal matter. It’s a free world so people are free to do as they please-what right does anyone have to judge and condemn their decisions? Recommend

  • Np

    I think the part where you said ‘you have some audacity’ is being perceived as personal and indeed it is. The rest of your comment is logical and unobjectionable.Recommend

  • Gp65

    It is completely unclear why renting a womb instead of herself becoming pregnant is ‘better’. Better for whom and using what criteria?Recommend

  • Gp65

    If cost is an issue renting a womb is not cheap either. In fact there are more ethical concerns around that than undergoing medical treatment.

    Also do ou think that the woman whose womb she rents will not have to go through the painful medical procedures?

    It is unclear how you have concluded that for some other woman to undergo the pain of medical procdures and discomfort of pregnancy is a superior option to the would be mother herself doing so?Recommend

  • Gp65

    1. There is a cost involved even in surrogacy.
    2. Even in surrogacy, the surrogate has to undergo painful medical intervention and undergo all that goes with carrying a baby to term.
    3. So I do not understand the logic of suggesting that renting a womb would be better. Better for whom and by what criteria? Recommend

  • Pappu Pager

    Mrs. Arcot does not like comments about herself, but then she thinks she has the right to write a blog criticizing somebody else’s personal decision.
    One question, why don’t you practice what you preach. Why didn’t you adopt kids instead of giving birth to your own children? Why did you decide to bring your own children into this over-populated world?Recommend

  • Gp65

    We do many things in life that are not needs but wants. This includes going on a foreign vacation, driving a fancy car and so on.

    You spend time writing blogs and commenting on other people’s lgs on ET. Why don’t you spend the same time educating a poor child?

    See how that goes? Recommend

  • Jor El

    I completely agree with u … we shud call a woman a woman when she calls hwrself a woman … but where does one draw the line between what is personal n what is not … for eg. caster semaya was forced to undergo a gender test by the IAAF which she described as humiliating … wud u extend her the same courtesy?Recommend

  • Hassan

    A completely harsh and an outsider’s critique without knowledge ! Did u interview her? then how can u assume what were her motivations? How can you judge a woman for being or trying to be a mother? being a woman and a mother yourself? It was definitely not her fate she is mother of twins now !
    Adopting is NOT for everyone ! fertility procedures are not excesses especially if they work !Recommend

  • Hassan

    You have a strange way of showing your happiness for her? How is renting a human to bear your children better than getting yourself medically fit ! How is that the moral high ground? She is a mother now ! I assumed that would stop peoples doubts about her being a man ! Assuming pain to become mothers that’s your objection?? Doesn’t every single mother??Recommend

  • Ramchand.

    Make up your mind. In black and white, for once.
    You are a classic fence sitter.Recommend

  • Nandita.

    “The likes of me” in this case is almost everyone who has read this article.
    Please do not respond to me. But rest assured, that I shall read all your blogs and comment when necessary.
    You have been thoroughly lampooned by almost everyone, as a blogger who has chosen to write in a public forum be prepared for criticism if you write such tripe Recommend

  • Rads

    Being a woman , I would expect the writer to be sympathetic towards the “Male” woman. This blog really made me sick . Just note one thing..Every one has the right to live their lives the way they want as long as it doesnt trouble others. Back off lady !! get a life .There are more pressing things in world to bother aboutRecommend

  • https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8559594100366660134#allposts Supriya Arcot

    Ufff For the Nth time children , Its adoption OR rent a womb. BTW the blog is also auto edited and some portions were added ( perhaps to give a more humane touch ) the big about .. citizen of the world …Recommend

  • https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8559594100366660134#allposts Supriya Arcot

    GP , its better ( and cheaper ) to rent a womb bec she had to spend truckloads to build/ strengthen / set-right one for herself .Recommend

  • Nandita.

    He is one of the sanest commentators on Et and is well respected.Recommend

  • turtlehead

    Supriya just admit that u made a huge mistake and end this :DRecommend

  • Gulchand Mehta

    The comments to your blog are running 60 to 1. AGAINST.
    You think all these people are wrong?. And you alone are right.
    The reasons debated by readers are from A to Z. Yet none are
    supportive of your viewpoints. Just shows a doggedness on your
    part to accept anything else but your own.Recommend

  • https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8559594100366660134#allposts Supriya Arcot

    am kinda feel flattered.Recommend

  • https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8559594100366660134#allposts Supriya Arcot

    Ufff GM I am convinced of ‘suggesting’ the right thing she could have done in such a situation. Why spend loads to surgically build/ enhance a womb . If she had a womb, I would not have suggested this ‘rent a womb ‘ idea. I would not have confidently written a blog otherwise.Recommend

  • Hira Kamal

    Biologically related and genetically related are (I like to think) two different things. Whereas these children may not look, grow or age like her, giving birth to these children will have stirred a series of hormonal changes in her body responsible for creating the wonderful mother-child bond. I know where you’re coming from and you’re entitled to your opinion, but I just think it’s unfair to single out this one person (who’s apparently ‘male’ when she is as much a female as you or me with a disease that has a treatment if not a cure) and blame her for not thinking about the world population while wanting to have a child of her own. Recommend

  • Parvez

    Thank you, Nandita.Recommend

  • Parvez

    Many call it fence sitting, I call it taking a balanced, pragmatic view of things……that’s just how I think and I refuse to change or be apologetic about it.
    Don’t get your knickers-in-a-twist on this….just stop reading my comments.Recommend

  • Nandita.

    I don’t know who caster semaya is and I am too lazy to google the name.
    All I know is that this lady must have had a traumatic time coming to terms with her condition in a judgemental and unforgiving world that wastes no opportunity to mock and ridicule those that they consider different. My heart aches for her. Maybe the whole point of having these babies was to experience what other women do and this experience probably gave her a lot of joy and helped reduce the pain that she must have gone through.

    God can be cruel; I wish this woman and her babies a lifetime of happiness. They truly deserve it.Recommend

  • Prashant

    I tried to understand this topic Supriya but it is too complicated.Recommend

  • Dilliwalla

    You have missed my point, Blackjack.

    Wether you agree or not, Nandita’s comment lacked basic civility. A simple “I disagree, anyone should the right to adopt or use scientific advances to bear children” would have sufficed. This is my view as well, but I do believe that people should be encouraged to adopt children if have trouble conceiving naturally. I know many people who have spent their lives trying to conceive but will not adopt because that is not their “blood”

    Tripe or not, the article doesn’t warrant such a harsh response. That’s my thought anyway.Recommend

  • Rads

    Who r you to suggest to adopt or rent a womb??..No one suggested u not to have twins..! Please !! stop poking into others lives and go get a life !!Recommend

  • Rads

    Who r you to suggest to adopt or rent a womb??..No one suggested u not to have twins..! Please !! stop poking into others lives and go get a life !!Recommend

  • Ann

    @ nandita

    Omg stop it!!! How difficult could it be for to be understand.

    She meant someone who genetically a man would want to go through such invasive medical procedure (read trouble) she you easily adopt or do so through surrogacy.

    What the writer is trying imply here that this may happened due to cultural intolerance/lack of awareness and support.Recommend

  • BlackJack

    While I disagree (don’t think she was uncivil in this comment), I appreciate your point of view, which was put across in a very mature and polite manner. Thanks.Recommend

  • abhi

    The blog is childish but I wnoder why ET published it?Recommend

  • Nandita.

    If you read carefully she also suggested buying children from poorer, “needy” families.
    It is absolutely Shocking!Recommend

  • Sacred

    Similarly, can I ask you, did you have to write this ridiculous blog? Like really?Recommend