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Does Race Impact IVF Success Rates?

Deborah Anderson Bialis | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah Anderson Bialis

ltimately, we're left to wonder what might drive such uneven racial performance in a well-regarded clinic and whether such a disparity in outcomes is commonplace. Said differently, is this the only clinic experiencing a problem or is this the only clinic acknowledging its problem?

5 Things You Should Know About Oncofertility

Emily Drake | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Drake

Not all surgeries, chemotherapies and radiation treatment options affect fertility and in some cases people assume that they are infertile, only to be surprised by an unplanned pregnancy after unprotected sex.

Three Generations Of This Family Are Linked To One Womb

AP | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living

GOTHENBURG, Sweden (AP) -- For one family in Sweden, a pioneering procedure has led to a baby being born from the same womb that nurtured his mother,...

Contraception: Case Not Closed

Will Sacks | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Will Sacks

It is difficult to overstate the impact of the hormonal contraceptive pill in the United States since its introduction in 1960. The Pill is currently ...

Hidden Meaning of Fertility Study Could Bode Well for Egg Freezing

Deborah Anderson Bialis | Posted 08.13.2015 | Women
Deborah Anderson Bialis

This study does not tell us anything about freezing eggs from older women and those who don't have a good fertility profile. What the study does reveal is how effectively frozen eggs from younger, healthy women perform for patients who need them and how invaluable the decision to store one's own eggs, while young and healthy, could prove.

A Cutting-Edge Fertility Technique For Pediatric Cancer Patients

AP | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) -- Barely 2 years old, Talia Pisano is getting tough treatment for kidney cancer that spread to her brain. She's also getting a chance a...

3 Ways To Get Your Body Baby-Ready (Even If You Aren't)

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 08.13.2015 | OWN

When it comes to getting pregnant, some things are out of your control -- but there are simple ways to increase your chances, even if parent...

Processed Meat Might Be The Enemy Of Male Fertility

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living

It may be time to say goodbye to your bacon, egg and cheese breakfast order, guys: A small new study links the consumption of processed meat like sau...

One Pregnant Mom's Struggle: Yes, the Baby Is Still in There

Sarah Toce | Posted 08.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

It felt as if no one understood the hurdles I knew I had to overcome to get to a point where the "happy news" wasn't underlined in bold with a huge asterisks of "but what happens when..."

The Biggest Health Fear Women Have In Their 30s

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.14.2015 | 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 08.14.2015 | 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.