Millie Odhiambo speaks out on her infertility

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Suba Member of Parliament Millie Odhiambo has never been afraid of speaking about how she has been struggling to have a baby.

The lawmaker has also been on the forefront pushing for IVF treatment to be made cheaper and accessible in Kenya.

On Sunday, she spoke to a local media house about the social stigma that comes with infertility.

“In my community, people even have names for people who cannot have babies. Some people call me “Lur”, which means a barren woman,” said Millie.

Millie also said that even when she disagrees with people on Facebook, instead of holding sensible discussions, they decide to insult her.

“The people I disagree with end up telling me that is why God has not blessed me with children,” said Millie.

Millie Odhiambo and her Zimbabwean husband Maguga Mabona [Source: Kenyans.co.ke]

According to Millie Odhiambo, infertility is a major issue in Kenya as IVF is expensive and most families cannot afford.

“The cost of IVF ranges from Sh300,000 to KSh1,000,000 per IVF Therapy and each couple is required to have an average of 3 cycles of treatment,” said Millie.

Millie also said an embryo transfer costs up to about KSh350,000 per embryo transfer.

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