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The Atlantic Just Told Every Woman What She Wants To Hear

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 08.20.2013 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

There are no three words more hypnotically soothing to the modern woman than, "You have time."

Fertility Clinic Floats Idea of Human Cloning for Infertility

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 08.12.2013 | Science
Paul Knoepfler

Human cloning is not so far-fetched any more. Cloning of the Star Wars variety where new copies of people (although they would be babies, not adults...

America's Looming Demographic Challenge

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

No matter which we use, dependency ratios reveal a critical trend: the aging of America as the Baby Boomer population pushes through the cycles of life.

Challenging the Fertile Window

Robert Martin | Posted 08.11.2013 | Science
Robert Martin

While the mechanics of human reproduction have stayed the same in the past 80-plus years, there is no reason why our view of conception should be stuck in the early 20th century.

How to Announce Your (Fifth!) Pregnancy... When Your Friends Are Still Trying for One

Jordana Horn | Posted 08.11.2013 | Parents
Jordana Horn

Announcing my pregnancy with my fifth child seems almost unseemly. It seems gluttonous, like I've helped myself to way more than I'm entitled to of life's "happiness buffet."

Do Women Actually Want To 'Evolve Out' Of Menopause?

Posted 06.06.2013 | Fifty

Last month a scientist made a claim that got many women's attention. "The mood of scientists working on this and looking to the future is we will e...

The Circuitous Journey: My Ovaries, Cancer and a Thing About the 1970s

Tara L. Meltzer | Posted 08.05.2013 | Women
Tara L. Meltzer

I was honest enough to admit out loud that I spent my life quietly making a decision, and here it was, reflected back at me.

Exhibitionist or Iconoclast? Marilee Talkington Injects Herself on Stage

Carla Escoda | Posted 08.03.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Marilee can be terribly funny on the subject of her infertility. But there is more to this staging than finding comedy in the human condition. Above all, Marilee's performance reminds us of the power of ritual -- both positive and destructive.

10 Words That Describe Infertility From A Dad Who's Been Through It

Steve Wiens | Posted 07.28.2013 | Parents
Steve Wiens

Every time you have to go through another kind of treatment, you ask yourself: "Is it worth it? Do I really want it that bad?" And then in the very next breath, you are taken out by the sheer magnitude of how much you want a baby.

WATCH: What Goes Into A Woman's Decision To Freeze Her Eggs

Posted 05.22.2013 | Parents

When and why should a woman decide to freeze her eggs? Sarah Elizabeth Richards, author of the recent book Motherhood, Rescheduled, and Dr. Nicole ...

How I Explained My Miracle Baby's Story To Her

Amy Blumenfeld | Posted 07.18.2013 | Parents
Amy Blumenfeld

Those birds and bees conversations once reserved for junior high health class are now taking place between kids in the sandbox.

Nobody Told Me Getting Pregnant Would Be This Hard

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

I'm not pregnant. If I were 17, this would be cause for celebration, but when you are ready for a baby and you can't just materialize one, an empty womb feels like an empty heart.

The Irresponsibility of the NYT, Peggy Orenstein and Why You Must Mammogram

Tara L. Meltzer | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women
Tara L. Meltzer

Breast cancer was never a part of the language of my life. It didn't lurk in the corners of my childhood or adolescence. And when stories cropped up in my adult years, they belonged to someone else; friends of friends or the mother, aunt or sister of so-and-so.

Over 40, Single and Childless on Mother's Day

Melanie Notkin | Posted 07.08.2013 | Women
Melanie Notkin

I know what some of you may say: Have a baby on your own; adopt; foster. And a few of you may say: Sorry, lady, you should have thought of that earlier. You're just too old. But I want to be a mother.

Is Your Workout Affecting Your Fertility?

Posted 03.19.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul There's a lot of information out there about the connection between fertility and exercise -- too bad so much of it is incorrect. T...

10 Things Not To Say To Someone Going Through Fertility Treatments

Liz Kozak | Posted 06.28.2013 | Parents
Liz Kozak

In celebration of National Infertility Awareness Week, here's a list of what not to say to someone going through fertility treatments.

Why You Might Want To Get Married In Your 20s

Bradford Wilcox, Ph.D. | Posted 06.18.2013 | Weddings
Bradford Wilcox, Ph.D.

Be they 25 or 35, couples who have the makings of a strong marital friendship, who are ready to put aside partying and the PlayStation, and who enjoy the support of friends and family are most likely to go the distance.

Senate Bill 115 is Necessary to Protect Children and Fathers

Fred Silberberg | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Fred Silberberg

The Uniform Parentage Act governs the determination of parentage of children who are born of parents that are not married.

Never Too Late

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Joanna_Montgomery

I initially started blogging about my cancer journey as way to avoid talking about it to others. I soon realized that the process was therapeutic for me. Now, I'm still learning to love and accept myself. But I'm working at it, every single day, for myself as well as my daughter.

Age and the Female Fertility Clock: What You Need to Know

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 05.12.2013 | Women
Ellen Dolgen

"New Girl" has got me thinking: Where have all the good eggs gone? During a recent episode, Sadie, the show's "friendly neighborhood gynecologist," broke the news that a woman can lose up to 90 percent of her eggs by age 30. Jess (and I!) had a little more than a minor freak-out.

Are Men Less Fertile As They Age?

Posted 03.06.2013 | Fifty

For women, menopause serves as an often-unwanted reminder that their level of fertility is significantly dropping in midlife. But how does aging af...

Are You Poisoning Your Baby?

Amy Ziff | Posted 05.05.2013 | Parents
Amy Ziff

Preparing your "nest" isn't as simple as it seems. A new report published by the UN and WHO calls Endocrine Disruptors a "global threat" that needs to be addressed. What does this have to do with you?

I'm Pregnant... and Freaked Out

Natalie Thomas | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

I'm worried I leapt too soon. That I don't have all the tools to be the best mother possible. Scared I don't and won't know what I'm doing. Fearful of the unknown. More terrified of the known (studies, statistics, friends' horror stories). I'm worried about giving up my life as I know it.

Reassuring News About Fertility Treatments

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents

Feb 18 (Reuters) - Women getting fertility treatments can be reassured that in vitro fertilization (IVF) does not increase their risk of breast and ...

Why Do We Orgasm At All?

William McKibbin | Posted 04.19.2013 | TED Weekends
William McKibbin

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoThe jury's still out on female orgasm, but what about males? Much more straightforward, right? Well, yes and no.