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Support Our Troops By Supporting Their Family Building Options

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

Fertility is a bi-partisan issue. I repeat: Fertility and family is a bi-partisan issue. There is no candidate that would ever say they are anti-family. There is also no candidate that would come out as saying that they don't support the rights and care of our Veterans.

Family Planning Options For LGBT Couples

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 06.30.2016 | Parents
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

For some in the LGBT community, determining how they can start or even grow their families with the help of fertility experts is a process sometimes fraught with obstacles. I'm happy to say that in my nearly 30 years as a fertility doctor, third-party reproductive options have come a long way.

Where To Start When Diagnosed With Infertility

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

One of the first choices that all patients have to make is where to seek infertility care. It's a critical decision as practice patterns, treatment strategies, and technology used can vary greatly from one practice to another.

Gays In Spaaaaaaace

Domenick Scudera | Posted 06.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Gohmert asked "if you could decide what 40 people you put on the spacecraft that would save humanity, how many of those would be same-sex couples?" Less than a year after he made those remarks, a plan was hatched to send exactly 40 gay people into space to put his hypothesis to the test.

Knowledge Is Power When It Comes to Infertility

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2016 | Parents
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

Getting or staying pregnant is not easy for everyone -- for some, it can take time and money. While you might not be thinking of having kids right now, having a conversation with a physician about fertility while still in your early 30s could provide benefit later on.

Mom Celebrates Rainbow Baby With IVF-Themed Pregnancy Announcement

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents

When Macy Rodeffer learned that she was pregnant, she decided to announce the news with a photo that acknowledged her long journey with IVF. The mom-t...

21 Things You Should Never Say To Someone Struggling With Infertility

Further Food | Posted 04.27.2016 | Women
Further Food

So whether you're aware of someone's efforts to conceive or not, avoid the following statements:

It's Unwise to Define Frozen Embryos as Human Life

Mark Baer | Posted 04.05.2016 | Impact
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Mark Baer

The Missouri legislature is currently considering the enactment of legislation that would define frozen embryos as human life.

4 Advances That Make In Vitro Fertilization More Successful Than Ever

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

For them, dealing with the challenges of infertility can be as stressful as having cancer. Fortunately, the latest advances in in vitro fertilization (IVF) are giving them a better chance than ever of achieving their dreams.

From Chance to Choice to Court

Dov Fox | Posted 05.25.2016 | Technology
Dov Fox

The likes of voluntary sterilization and embryo screening give people who can afford them greater measures of control over procreation.Except, that is, when reproductive professionals make mistakes that frustrate efforts to pursue or avoid pregnancy or parenthood.

May You Live In Interesting Times: The Brave New World of Embryo Adoption

Whitny Braun | Posted 03.21.2016 | Religion
Whitny Braun

"I could be implanted an embryo that is technically older than I am..." I said to a friend recently as we discussed embryo adoption and I explained to...

Heterologous Embryo Transfer (HET): A New Frontier in Parenting

Whitny Braun | Posted 03.17.2016 | Parents
Whitny Braun

Heterologous Embryo Transfer (HET) is the transfer of a genetically unrelated embryo into the uterus of a woman. In its most basic form it raises few eyebrows, as surrogacy is relatively common practice. However, the introduction of the phenomenon of embryo adoption has complicated HET.

The History of Assisted Reproductive Technology in Under 1000 Words...

Whitny Braun | Posted 03.14.2016 | Women
Whitny Braun

I have been talking about hyper ovulation, embryos, blastocysts and science of human reproduction a whole lot this past week as one of my dearest frie...

Checking Embryo Viability? Give It A Good Squeeze

Live Scinece | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.01.2016 | Healthy Living

Much like a piece of ripe fruit, a human embryo has a certain squishiness that could provide fertility clinic staff with clues about its viability, a ...

Should You Consider Sperm DNA Integrity Testing? Maybe, Maybe Not Yet

Dr. David Adamson | Posted 02.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Adamson

Whether this particular test might be right for you depends on your individual situation. As always, talking with your infertility specialist can help in making the right decisions for you when it comes to evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.

The Astonishing New World Of Medical Tourism

Columbia Global Reports | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.17.2016 | World

This is an excerpt from OUTPATIENTS: The Astonishing New World of Medical Tourism. Read our Q&A with author Sasha Issenberg here. The Tokushukai Medic...

IVF Linked To Birth Defects And Childhood Leukemia

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Women who use in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other reproductive technologies may be more likely to have children with certain can...

When Science Puts A Baby in the White House, "Citizen Cruz" Will Be Old News

Geri Spieler | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Geri Spieler

Donald Trump dragged Senator Ted Cruz into what is now (at least) the sixth "birther controversy" in history of presidential elections since the Civil War. Cruz, the son of a Cuban father and American mother, was born in Calgary, Canada in 1970.

The Gift of Genetic Testing

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 12.18.2015 | Parents
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

Many couples will make life's most exciting resolution this year -- the decision to start a family. While the choice to become a parent can be filled with excitement and exhilaration, some individuals face apprehension and anxiety -- knowing that they could pass along genetic diseases to their children. This is where the gift of genetic testing comes in.

The World's First In Vitro Puppies Are Here, And We're In Love

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 12.09.2015 | Science

The first litter of puppies born via in vitro fertilization has arrived, and they are downright adorable. "Since the mid-1970s, people have been tryin...

It's Time to Say Thanks to Our Military Personnel and Veterans by Offering Insurance Coverage for Assisted Reproductive Technology

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

As a former member of the U.S. Air Force, I have deep admiration for our military. However, serving our country is a tremendous sacrifice -- one that should not come with the cost of military members not being able to raise a family of their own.

Undocumented Fertility Users

Fred Silberberg | Posted 11.12.2015 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

Any unmarried person contemplating the use of these procedures with another unmarried person must consult a lawyer prior to commencing fertility procedures if they want to protect their rights to, and the rights of, their future children to a parent-child relationship.

How A Mom And Daughter Are Helping People Struggling With Infertility

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Parents

After witnessing her daughter's fertility struggles, Pamela Hirsch wanted to help others facing the same issues. Hirsch and her daughter, Nicole Lawso...

Not Your Mother's IVF: Making Fertility Care Safer and Successful

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 11.05.2015 | Parents
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

Over the past 25 years, IVF -- the technology, the science, the success rates, the process -- has dramatically changed. Yet physicians and patients who are facing infertility are not letting go of older techniques and are often taking on unnecessary risks in pursuit of starting a family.

Donor Families Connecting: Love or Fear?

Wendy Kramer | Posted 10.16.2015 | Parents
Wendy Kramer

Parents can, and should put the needs and desires of their children to seek out and connect with half siblings and/or donors, above their own fears. This is the ultimate sacrifice that parents make for their children. It is also the greatest gift we can give to our children, and to ourselves.