PODCAST | Infertility is still a taboo subject in some homes and this is why you should talk about it

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Makoti Unveiled Vol 2 is back with a visual series where we will be speaking to celebrities, culture experts and ordinary makotis about the role and expectations of a makoti.
Makoti Unveiled Vol 2 is back with a visual series where we will be speaking to celebrities, culture experts and ordinary makotis about the role and expectations of a makoti.

First comes love, then comes marriage, then a house full of children. Or that's how some think of it.

As soon as a couple gets married, they can't ever escape the dreaded question - so when are you having kids? 

The question is often asked of the woman and the more time passes, the more concern and sometimes ridicule is passed her way. 

The whispers and the glances start and pretty soon, attending family events can be a strain for those who are struggling to have children. 

And concerned family, friends and the community members ask these questions, not knowing that the couple have been trying and seeing fertility specialists, to no avail.

Infertility is still hard to talk about, even for those who have walked the journey for years and have accepted it. 

In this episode, we break down some of what women and men who cannot have children go through.

Sibutsene Mukiraine has been trying to conceive for over five years and she sat down with our resident makoti Siya Tsewu to speak about the uncomfortable truths that women who are battling infertility face within society and within their marriage. 

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