So, a woman walks into the bar for a cocktail, and all of a sudden this "expert" walks up to her and starts trying to tell her all about her aging reproductive organs. Sounds like the start of a great joke, right? Only it's not a joke, but actually a real-life plan to get young women knocked up sooner rather than later.
According to The Times of Israel, the Israel Fertility Association is on a mission to give "pregnancy pep talks" to women in the 25-35 age range. They think women are waiting too long to get married and procreate, and they want them to hear those biological clocks ticking sooner.
Seeing as how it proved difficult to catch them at work (their employers don't exactly want them pregnant) the association decided to hit up happy hours and try to impart women with some reproductive education along with their Riesling. According to the paper, "In the series of seven-minute lectures, experts will also discuss behavior that can detrimentally affect fertility, and options that are available to older women who wish to bear children."
Talk about a buzzkill.
Not to mention, there are just so many things that could wrong with this scenario. The first that comes to mind being some woman who's had one too many martinis deciding after one of these talks that the time to act is NOW. Bolstered by the pep talk she grabs some random guy from the bar, ditches her diaphragm, and procreates. Then she has a little more than a hangover to remember the night by.
I get the intention, and it's true that women aren't always as educated about their reproductive age and the challenges that often occur when you try to get pregnant later in life. Still, trying to educate them in bars seems like a much better idea for a joke than an actual practice.
What would you do if someone tried to give you a pregnancy pep talk in a bar?
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