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Couple Announces Pregnancy With Emotional Tribute To Fertility Struggles

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.15.2017 | Parents

After trying to conceive for almost three years, a Texas couple announced their pregnancy news with a tribute to their fertility struggles. On Feb. 9,...

Few Transgender Teens Opt For Fertility Preservation

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.13.2017 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) – Just a fraction of transgender adolescents who are counseled about infertility risks associated with their treatment will opt to ...

Women Who Have Physically Demanding Jobs May Have More Trouble Conceiving

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.13.2017 | Healthy Living

Heavy lifting at work may take a toll on women’s fertility, a new study suggests. In the study, which involved women undergoing fertility treatment,...

Our Journey To Become A Family

Leigh M. Clark | Posted 02.10.2017 | Parents
Leigh M. Clark

I’ve long dreamed of the day that I could finally write the words “I am someone’s Mom”. I wish I could tell you the whole story of my son’s ...

We're One Step Closer To Long-Term Birth Control For Men

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.07.2017 | Healthy Living

A new experiment testing a non-hormonal, injectable form of contraception on male monkeys has proven successful, bringing us one step closer to long-t...

Sheriff Killed By Liquid Nitrogen Trying to Save Worker At Sperm Bank

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.07.2017 | Crime

Federal officials have launched a safety investigation after a local deputy sheriff was killed at a Georgia sperm bank. Richmond County Sgt. Greg Meag...

Chrissy Teigen Slams Troll Who Asked Why She Didn't 'Try Naturally' To Conceive

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.01.2017 | Parents

Chrissy Teigen sure knows how to deal with Twitter trolls. The model had a biting response after a Florida teacher named Linda Wampler questioned her...

The Age You Begin Menopause Could Be Influenced By Your Reproductive History

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.30.2017 | Healthy Living

The age at which women get their first period, along with the number of children they have, may influence when they enter menopause, a new study from ...

Remy Ma Opens Up About Her Miscarriage In Emotional Instagram Post

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.24.2017 | Black Voices

On Monday night’s episode of VH1’s “Love and Hip-Hop,” rapper Remy Ma shared that she had an ectopic pregnancy, which resulted in a miscarriag...

Why These Preemie Parents Are Sharing Their NICU Photos

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.24.2017 | Parents

On Sep. 23, 2015, Jourdan and Matt Moore welcomed their twin son and daughter, Jaxson and Cadence. The babies were born four months early and went on ...

Most Women Who Freeze Their Eggs Never End Up Using Them

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.23.2017 | Healthy Living

Egg freezing has been touted as a way for women to put off having children, giving them more time to work on their careers or search for the right pa...

Actually, Tom Price, Women Have Been Fired For Their Reproductive Choices

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.18.2017 | Healthy Living

During his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) said he didn’t believe employers were currently able to fire women for thei...

Meet 10 Women Who Rushed To Get An IUD Before Inauguration Day

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.18.2017 | Women

Since the morning of November 9, when it was clear that Donald Trump would become the 45th president, droves of women have gone to their gynecologists...

It's Time To End The 'Birth Control Causes Miscarriage' Myth

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.07.2017 | Women

Anti-abortion activists and politicians sometimes like to spread the damaging lie that hormonal birth control works by causing a miscarriage. The most...

Brave New World: UK Is First To Legalize Three-Parent Babies

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 12.16.2016 | Science

It’s now legal in Britain to create a three-parent baby using healthy DNA from a donor to fix debilitating genetic problems. U.K. fertility clinic r...

How Much Your Man Sleeps Might Determine Whether You Get Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 12.01.2016 | Healthy Living

Heterosexual couples who are trying to conceive should pay more attention to their sleep, new research suggests ― particularly how much sleep the ma...

More American Women Expect To Have Children In The Future

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.14.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters) - More U.S. women expect to have children some time in the future than they did in 2002, according to a federal study released on Thursday, ...

Are We Moving Closer To Having Designer Babies?

Peter Diamandis | Posted 10.03.2016 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

In our last blog, we looked at how exponential tech impacts sex and dating. In this blog, we’ll look at: Reproduction without sex Freezing your eggs...

The Trouble with Grandparents

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.27.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By James Kirby We often hear the old adage, "It takes a village to raise a child," yet with increasing independence, geographical movement, and isola...

Already a Contraceptive Success Story in West Africa, Ghana Seeks to Do Better

David J. Olson | Posted 09.26.2016 | Impact
David J. Olson

Although West and Central Africa is an underachieving region in terms of family planning compared to the rest of the continent, Ghana is the family planning star within that region: It has a higher rate of contraceptive use than all the other 24 countries except the island nations of Cape Verde, and São Tomé and Príncipe.

Creating Meaning From Madness

Helen Adrienne, LCSW, BCD | Posted 09.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Helen Adrienne, LCSW, BCD

Soon after that I spent some time with a new mother. She was profoundly and poignantly grateful to have her five week old daughter, even more so since the tragedy. She said she thanks God for the chance to be reminded, because of how much care a newborn needs, of what is truly beautiful in this world. Loving a baby is one antidote to evil.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Woes

Pamela Brill | Posted 10.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Pamela Brill

I knew something was wrong with my lady parts when I was fully (very fully) developed at age 15 and had yet to start my periods. By this point, all of...

The Pain Of Fertility

Jenn Bovee | Posted 09.15.2016 | Women
Jenn Bovee

Two years ago I married the man of my dreams. Along with many marriages comes the barrage of intrusive questions: are you going to get pregnant, do you want to have kids, do you not like kids, are you going to carry on the family name?

FYI: Childless Women Aren’t Villains

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.06.2016 | Arts

When Belle Boggs, a writer and educator living and working in North Carolina, wrote her first short story collection, she included a character undergo...

My First Lesson As An Expectant Mother Has Made Me A Better Physician

Shannon M. Clark, MD | Posted 09.02.2016 | Parents
Shannon M. Clark, MD

If I was second-guessing myself despite all of my medical knowledge and years of treating high-risk pregnant women, how could I expect my patients not to second-guess and question me as a physician?