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The Biggest Health Fear Women Have In Their 30s

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Health complaints change over the decades. What worries us at 25 is very different than our concerns at 40. We asked the HuffPost Lifestyle Facebook c...

The Biggest Health Fear Women Have In Their 20s

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Health complaints change over the decades. What worries us at 25 is very different than our concerns at 40. We asked the HuffPost Lifestyle Facebook c...

Man Up: 5 Ways to Take Control of Your Health This Summer

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

Helping men live longer healthier lives is my passion. By educating men on the importance of getting tested, taking preventative measures such as with their diet and being open to discussing treatment options, in case of a positive diagnosis, I believe we can really make an impact on men's health.

Three Reasons Why Humans Evolved to Connect Sex and Sleep

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Sex and sleep are forever entwined. The bedroom, so often the most personal space in one’s home, is the obvious setting for such an intimate act. ...

Sasha Bronner

Why This News Reporter Wants To Change The Way We Talk About Fertility

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 07.09.2015 | Women

Before the sun even rises in Los Angeles, television news reporter Wendy Burch is often rushing down a freeway in her car, headed to report li...

The Science Behind Kim And Kanye's Gender Selection Process

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 06.30.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Recent reports claim Kim Kardashian and Kanye West took steps to ensure their next child would be a boy by using only male embryos in Kardashian's in ...

3 Fertility Advances That Could Make A Difference

Posted 06.17.2015 | OWN

Eleven percent of American women of childbearing age can't get or stay pregnant. If you think you may be one of them, here are a few reasons to ...

We Can't Use 1915's "Biological Reality" to Assess 2015's Marriage Equality

Dr. Guy Ringler | Posted 06.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Dr. Guy Ringler

As our nine Supreme Court justices wrestle with a decision in the consolidated same-sex marriage case, Obergefell v. Hodges, one of the central arguments they will weigh is the role of marriage in raising children.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Fertility Clinic... and Knowing When to Get a Second Opinion

Heather Huhman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Heather Huhman

After a year of trying to get pregnant on our own and experiencing two early miscarriages, my husband and I decided it was time for a medical opinion of our situation. But in our grief and haste, we did the wrong thing: made an appointment at the first clinic we found on Google that was closest to our house.

The Future of Surrogacy in Minnesota

Erin Havel | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
Erin Havel

There will be a few challenges along the way, and here's a big one. You found your life's mate and you are ready to start a family. The only trouble is, because of your medical history, your body is incapable of holding a pregnancy to term.

10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Infertility

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Melissa Miles McCarter

Women like me face Mother's Day with shades of shame, despair and silence. So, I would like to take this opportunity to speak up and share with those who know someone who has infertility or are experiencing it themselves. Here is what I wish someone had told me about about the disease.

You Are Not Alone, We're in This Together

Ana Mayer | Posted 06.21.2015 | Women
Ana Mayer

I want you to know that you are not alone. There's millions of us going through similar situations. None of us have the exact same circumstances but we can all relate and we all understand.

In Search of Answers for Those Struggling With Infertility

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan E. Guttmacher

The good news is that couples struggling with infertility now have more options than ever before. While we have much left to do, research is steadily leading to a greater understanding of infertility's causes and risk factors, better technologies, and more personalized treatments.

5 Small Steps to Naturally Improve Your Fertility

Michelle Howell Miller | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Howell Miller

I always knew I should eat and drink healthier, exercise daily and live as stress-free as possible. But I never understood the startling connection between these run-of-the-mill healthy lifestyle recommendations and their dramatic effect on my fertility.

Our First Sonogram

Pia Artesona | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Pia Artesona

Oh my gosh! I could see a teeny little light flickering away. It was like the first scene in the movie It's a Wonderful Life when the angels are talking to God up in the galaxy. Every time an angel spoke the stars would glimmer and shine.

Hedging My Baby Bets: Should I Freeze My Eggs?

Shannon Deep | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Shannon Deep

Turning 27 last month has put me in a weird headspace. It's a headspace where I'm thinking about things like 5-year plans and IRAs and making monthly budgets and getting a credit card with relevant airline miles. It's also a headspace where I'm looking at said credit card and thinking about how it would feel to put a cycle of egg freezing on it.

Everything Butt

Renee Fisher | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Once again, we have an intelligent, highly educated researcher using his big vocabulary as a way of making butt-obsession both socially acceptable and a vital part of research costing big bucks.

An Open Letter to My Egg Donor

Wendy Burch | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Wendy Burch

I've always been a big believer in thank you notes -- not the ones you email or text, but the ones that include handwriting and postage. Now that I just had a baby, I estimate I owe close to 200 of them. I'm hoping to have them all done before my kid starts preschool.

On That Tiny Spot of Blood That Created Huge Headlines

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

I can't begin to put into words exactly how this situation has made me feel, not only about my own womanhood, but about our freedom of expression, discrimination and censorship.

My Pregnancy: 5 Weeks and Counting

Pia Artesona | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Pia Artesona

During these last five weeks, I ebbed and flowed between feeling excited, happy, and positive to dark, heavy, and morbid. I didn't trust the process or my body. What if things changed for the worst? What if the universe was just playing a trick on me?

Since Apple Couldn't Be Bothered, Here Are Some Free Period And Fertility Tracking Apps

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.15.2015 | Healthy Living

In case you haven't heard, Apple has a lot going on right now. There's the Apple Watch, for one, and a lot of new updates and features on top of that....

The Face Of Infertility

Robyn N. Cohen | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Robyn N. Cohen

I'm sharing the details of my story, because I am one of millions of women that have fertility issues. It is a horribly devastating feeling to not be able to reproduce.

How the Top 3 New Year's Resolutions Can Help You Have a Baby in 2015

Dr. Angeline Beltsos | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Angeline Beltsos

If you'd like to eat healthy and eat for fertility at the same time, there are fertility nutrition counselors that can prescribe a custom diet that can work for you. They can also help with diet accountability and answer questions you may have as you work towards your goal.

We're Pregnant!

Pia Artesona | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Pia Artesona

We met in the parking lot and grabbed hands. We walked down the long family planning isle. It felt like I was doing this for the first time. I wasn't sure what test to get even though I'd done this at least a dozen times before. My husband picked one.

Catherine Pearson

The App That Could Be A 99 Percent Effective Form Of Birth Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.16.2015 | Women

In many ways, family planning based on keeping track of one's fertility is about as old-school as it gets. By paying attention to fluctuations in body...