Posted Sun, April 3, 2011 9:00am EDT

Khloe Kardashian, SJP, and Nicole Kidman: Stars Struggle With Fertility Issues Too

Posted Sun, April 3, 2011 9:00am EDT

Celebrities speaking out about their struggles with infertility is bringing awareness to an issue with which more and more women are dealing.

Almost 12% of women in their reproductive years are infertile, which means millions of healthy women are struggling in their efforts to try and start families. With celebrities like Khloe Kardashian, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Nicole Kidman stepping out and voicing their frustrations about not being able to conceive, women across America no longer have to suffer in silence.

“If it happens, it happens,” Khloe revealed recently to Us Weekly. “It takes time, I guess.”

Khloe Kardashian has been trying to get pregnant with her husband Lamar Odom for more than a year now, and doesn’t understand why she can’t conceive. It doesn’t help she has so much added pressure from her mom, Kris Jenner,  to get pregnant. We’ve even seen her devastated on the show when she thinks she’s expecting, but finds out  that it was only a false alarm.

Check out these photos of Celine Dion, Elizabeth Banks, Courteney Cox, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Nicole Kidman who have all also dealt with infertility issues in the public eye. These starlets have talked about in-vitro methods, surrogacy and adoption — all great alternatives for women struggling to start families naturally.

With women like these leading the way for open discussions of alternative conception methods, more women are feeling comfortable talking about their frustrations and trying these treatments. With less of a stigma against invitro and surogacy, more women who couldn’t get pregnant naturally are able to have babies. Tell us how you feel about celebrities being open about their qualms with infertility. Sound off below!

Nicole Fukuoka

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