For decades, I bowed to the assumption that I was less of a woman because of my faulty reproductive organs. Even after our family was complete, I bought into the stigma that I would abandon my femininity if I had a hysterectomy.
In Matthew, we find the story of a woman who is healed merely by touching Jesus' cloak so that she can lead a new life. It's a beautiful story, and even more so if we consider her affliction: she had been bleeding for years.
In current times, we are aging quite diversely. While some people can enjoy the benefits of medical technology when it comes to conceiving a child, assisted reproductive technology does not work for everyone.