I know I have yet to go off on one of my feminism rants on here yet, so I am due one. For six years, US Rep. Bobby Rush and others have been trying to advance legislation that addresses postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. The legislation would require medical professionals to educate new mothers and their families about this before they ever leave the hospital. It would allow new moms to get screened for the disorder during checkups. Lastly, it would increase funding for research at the National Institute of Health. Rush has often said that if postpartum afflicted men that this would have passed in year one. For example, in 1998, Viagra was new to scene. American troops and military retirees were able to get their hands on it. Most health insurance companies will cover it. In contrast, there are still some insurance companies who do not cover birth control. We still pay out of pocket for even the mildest form of infertility. Heaven forbid if you need to pick up insurance on your own, insurance companies will deny you if you have had infertility treatments in the past.
Now, think back to when you had your children? Was one word of this ever mentioned to you? I had Madison 3 (aff) 1/2 (aff) years ago, and even though I knew what it was, no one ever talked to me about it.