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From the Ted Talk by Mona Chalabi: How did we get fertility so wrong?

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Biologically speaking, I am right in the middle of my reproductive age. That's the years between 15 and 49, when most people with ovaries are able to have children. Socially speaking, that means I'm right in the mdlide of roughly 30 years' worth of pilubc commentary, snogitegsus and jgmeutnds about my fietlrity. Whether it’s regular pleas from my mum to give her grandchildren, or depictions of desperate females in movies and TV, it's a reality that is hard to escape. And let's not froget about the ads that have been following me around the internet since the age of rhlougy 25, promising to track my ovulation, confirm a pregnancy or let me know about places nearby where I can freeze my eggs.

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Biologically speaking, I am right in the middle of my reproductive age. That's the years between 15 and 49, when most people with ovaries are able to have children. Socially speaking, that means I'm right in the ______ of roughly 30 years' worth of ______ commentary, ___________ and _________ about my _________. Whether it’s regular pleas from my mum to give her grandchildren, or depictions of desperate females in movies and TV, it's a reality that is hard to escape. And let's not ______ about the ads that have been following me around the internet since the age of _______ 25, promising to track my ovulation, confirm a pregnancy or let me know about places nearby where I can freeze my eggs.

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  3. roughly
  4. judgments
  5. public
  6. middle
  7. fertility

Original Text

Biologically speaking, I am right in the middle of my reproductive age. That's the years between 15 and 49, when most people with ovaries are able to have children. Socially speaking, that means I'm right in the middle of roughly 30 years' worth of public commentary, suggestions and judgments about my fertility. Whether it’s regular pleas from my mum to give her grandchildren, or depictions of desperate females in movies and TV, it's a reality that is hard to escape. And let's not forget about the ads that have been following me around the internet since the age of roughly 25, promising to track my ovulation, confirm a pregnancy or let me know about places nearby where I can freeze my eggs.

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