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Frozen Embryos

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.

Variations in Regulations on Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Ruth Macklin | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Ruth Macklin

Medically-assisted reproduction -- also known as Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) -- is practiced throughout the world. The Reproductive Bioet...

Divorce and the Future of Your Frozen Embryos

Don Schweitzer | Posted 05.20.2015 | Divorce
Don Schweitzer

For a couple going through a divorce without a contract and are in disagreement over the future of the frozen eggs, the path can be much more difficult. Since frozen eggs are not considered life, they will be considered property to be awarded to one party at the discretion of the family court.

Men And Their Embryos

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Liam Robb O'Hagan

The moral dilemma here is this: Should one person's right be a parent outweigh another's not to be forced to become a "genetic parent" against their will?

Emma Gray

The Troubling Subtext Of Sofia Vergara's Ex's Embryo-Focused Op-Ed

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Gray | Posted 04.30.2015 | Women

This morning, the New York Times published an op-ed by Nick Loeb, a man who wants to use two embryos he created with his ex-fiancee, despite her objec...

Kim Bellware

Her Last Chance For A Baby. His Fight Against Forced Fatherhood. The Court Must Decide.

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents

When Karla Dunston learned there was a tumor growing behind her breastbone, the 38-year-old emergency room doctor from Illinois knew she had little ti...

Embryo Limbo

Pamela Brill | Posted 03.13.2015 | Parents
Pamela Brill

Deep in a freezer, suspended in preservative fluid, lie two of my embryos. They are part of my little one's cohort. The two that were ok but not great. The two we left frozen in the event that my little Jude wasn't to be. I neurotically like having a back up plan. Not just for me, but for my sisters.

Commercialized Conception Casualties: "Brave" Baby Making?

Mirah Riben | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Mirah Riben

Will baby-making simply continue in this wild-west fashion? Is having a baby a "right" for everyone and anyone who can afford it, no matter how it is accomplished, with the means determined only by what is possible?

How Do You Like Your Eggs?

Wendy Burch | Posted 07.19.2014 | Women
Wendy Burch

"How do you like your eggs?" is usually a question I am asked at my neighborhood Denny's by a waitress names Wanda. It's not the sort of question I expect to hear from my doctor.

What Happens After Fertility Treatments Don't Work

Risa Sugarman | Posted 07.12.2014 | Women
Risa Sugarman

This is what it has felt like since I received the phone call, "I am so sorry but your embryo did not survive the thaw."

Is Surrogacy on Its Way to Becoming 'The New Normal'?

Fred Silberberg | Posted 08.20.2012 | Parents
Fred Silberberg

Understanding surrogacy's legal structure and its step-by-step process can help make the process more manageable and allow parents-to-be to realize the joy which surrogacy can bring.

Sing You Home Is a Cauldron of Controversy

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Jodi Picoult is an amazingly talented writer and this story is one of her most affecting. But certain stumbles take away from its overall impact.

Sherri Shepherd On Her Frozen Embryos: Those Are My Little Boys

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On today's "The View," Sherri Shepherd was discussing the embryos she had frozen. She referred to them as "my little boys" and said, regardless of wh...