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Shaun Greenway

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Shaun Greenway is a male fertility coach, mentor and advocate. Shaun was diagnosed with azoospermia in 2018, experiencing not just the heartache of infertility, but also the shame ...

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Who are you?

Hi, my name is Sean Greenaway. I'm a male fertility advocate and coach, and I'd love to answer your questions on all things male infertility, including how I coped with it, the mental battles that I struggled with when I was going through it, and how I'm now living in spite of it and thriving.

How did you feel when you first found out you were infertile?

It was a life changing moment. There was just an absolute swell of emotions. It was like being swept along the tide. I was just trying to keep my head above the water at all times. I was doubting who I was as a man, as a husband, as a provider, because suddenly I couldn't provide something, which I'd always assumed I would be able to. It was one of my life's most challenging moments.

Was there any support available to you when you found out?

No, I looked and I looked and I looked. All I wanted was to speak to another man that was going through it. I couldn't find anything. I couldn't find anything online. I was not signposted by the clinics to anyone, so I just assumed that it was only me, and that just drove me further inside myself. Further inside my head. And I assume that I'm the only man that this has ever happened to because there was no one else talking about it. There was no support available from anyone who looked, walked, or talked like me. So that was it. It's just me on my own. I'm going to have to deal with this on my own. That's the way I felt.

Were you on your own when you were told?

How did finding out you were infertile affect your mental health?