A man's fight for fatherhood through IVF

Mr James Thoo with his wife Alicia and nine-month-old daughter Zoe, who was born after two cycles of in-vitro fertilisation. He found it cathartic to document the IVF experience during the long waits at the clinic.
Mr James Thoo with his wife Alicia and nine-month-old daughter Zoe, who was born after two cycles of in-vitro fertilisation. He found it cathartic to document the IVF experience during the long waits at the clinic. ST PHOTO: SHINTARO TAY

Screenwriter James Thoo shares in his new book a rare male perspective on infertility and in-vitro fertilisation, which are still hush-hush topics

Mr James Thoo cannot remember when he got married.

"Oh my goodness. I should know this thing," he says, flustered. He throws out figures hesitantly - eight years ago, 10 years - then settles, with a sigh of finality, on four (you find out later the year 2016 is tattooed on his left arm).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 02, 2020, with the headline 'A man's fight for fatherhood through IVF'. Print Edition | Subscribe