Infertility: Why don’t more people talk about it?

(CNN) — For eight years, Robyn Cohen and her husband have been trying to have a child.

Eight devastating years largely spent suffering in silence until this February.

That is when Cohen, the founder of Women On It, a media platform for and about women, decided to talk publicly about her struggles for the very first time in an in-depth way.

In a post titled “The Face of Infertility” for The Huffington Post, she chronicles a journey that includes an account of uncontrollable bleeding following a procedure to treat cervical dysplasia, a diagnosis of endometreiosis (a disorder where tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside it), and her decision to begin fertility treatment.

Writing that post and letting it ricochet online was like “standing naked in front of the public,” said Cohen during a recent interview. She hopes by coming forward, she will help other women feel more comfortable…

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