New technologies offer couples struggling with infertility more options than ever to conceive. But those would-be parents still face enormous obstacles of cost, time and emotional trauma. A non-profit group called Fertility NZ dedicated the week from September 23-29 September to those facing infertility. Called "The Missing Kiwis", this year's campaign focuses on non-physical impacts of infertility; particularly the sense of grief and longing often inherent to people trying to conceive. Infertility affects up to 26 per cent of New Zealanders during their lifetime but is often closeted. Dawn Picken spoke with locals about their experiences with medically-assisted reproduction.

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