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CRISPR Will Never Be Good Enough To Improve People

Stuart A. Newman | Posted 02.22.2017 | Healthy Living
Stuart A. Newman

The CRISPR/Cas9 (CRISPR) technique has been used to modify genes in animals, plants and fungi, organisms different from and more complex than the bact...

13 Clever Onesies For Babies Born Via IVF

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 02.16.2017 | Parents

Parents who want to celebrate their babies born via in vitro fertilization can wear their hearts on their (kid’s) sleeve, thanks to these onesies. ...

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...

Most Women Who Freeze Their Eggs Never End Up Using Them | 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...

Mom Behind Viral Pantry Video Shows Ellen What Life With Quadruplets Is Like

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 01.19.2017 | Parents

The mom behind that viral video that shows her hiding from her kids in a pantry made it on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and she showed the host jus...

Reproductive Servitude? Joe Heck's Anti-Woman Personhood Bill

Don C. Reed | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
Don C. Reed

The word "servitude" is defined as "slavery: a condition in which one lacks liberty... to determine one's course of action or way of life"--Merriam-Webster. Hold that thought.

When It Comes To In Vitro Fertilization, 'Natural' Isn’t Better

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 10.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

All types of businesses and consumer brands have seized on the consumer’s desire for more “natural” products and services. Unfortunately, the wo...

But Daddy, How Are Babies Made?

Martin Varsavsky | Posted 10.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Martin Varsavsky

"But daddy how are babies made?" Last Friday, during Shabbat, our daughter, Mia, popped the question: "How are babies made?" Nina, my wife, is 24 wee...

What's Next in the Science of Creating Babies

Healthline | Posted 10.13.2016 | Healthy Living

n 1977, two British scientists combined a sperm and egg in a petri dish. A year later Louise Brown, the world's first "test tube baby" was born. At ...

Reducing The Financial And Emotional Stress On Fertility Patients

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 08.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

July 25 marked the 38th anniversary of the birth of Louise Brown, the first baby conceived through in vitro fertilization, or IVF. Almost four decades...

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 02.18.2017 | 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.