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In Vitro Fertilization

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?

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.

Why I Did 7 Rounds of IVF

Tina Donvito | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Tina Donvito

Why would any sane person go to such extremes to have a baby? And if the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result, does that mean I was nuts?

This New Sex Toy Aims To Help Lesbian Couples Conceive A Baby

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.28.2015 | Gay Voices

There are numerous options for lesbians to conceive a child, but it can come at the expense of thousands of dollars for in vitro fertilization or a la...

D&G vs. IVF

Wendy Burch | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Wendy Burch

In fact, I find their position perplexing on many layers (and I'm not just talking about their upcoming fall collection). The fashion industry is always about pushing the envelope. They want us to embrace the unusual, applaud the unexpected and buy into the outrageous. And yet, two of the men in fashion's front row refuse to think outside of the box when it comes to designing a family?

My Son Is Not 'Synthetic'

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

I'm not saying you have to agree with anyone's decisions to pursue their fertility options. If you feel it's wrong, that's your choice and means that you should not go through treatment. But to impose your beliefs on anyone, to dismiss children that are already here on this earth, should not be tolerated.

Judge Rejects Catholic Diocese's Attempt To Claim Religious Exemption To In Vitro Verdict

The Associated Press | Posted 03.10.2015 | Religion

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - A jury was correct in finding that a Roman Catholic diocese discriminated against a former teacher by firing her for undergoin...

19 Eggs and Counting: My First IVF Treatment

Sarah Toce | Posted 03.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

When you consider the science of it all, the art of in-vitro fertilization is quite remarkable. Seriously, nothing about it is a meek undertaking. There are so many variables involved and any one fluctuation can change the whole game in a heartbeat.

Expensive IVF Treatment May Not Work Better For All Couples

Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 01/21/2015 07:45 PM EST on LiveScience More and more couples are using a specialized in vitro fertilization (IVF)...

Complications From In-Vitro Fertilization Are Rare In U.S.

Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE Tue Jan 6, 2015 4:59pm EST (Reuters) - Complications from fertility treatments involving implantation of fresh embryos are un...

'Sparks' Really Do Fly When Egg And Sperm Hook Up

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 12.17.2014 | Science

Talk about fireworks in the bedroom. When a sperm cell fuses with an egg, it triggers the sudden release of zinc atoms from the egg's surface. That...

U.S. Test-Tube Births Underreported By States, Study Finds

Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents

BY DAVID BEASLEY ATLANTA Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:18am EST (Reuters) - The number of test-tube babies born each year in the United States is underr...

Catholic Church Says It Doesn't Have To Show Up In Court After Fired Female Teacher Files Suit

Mother Jones | Molly Redden | Posted 11.18.2014 | Religion

When Emily Herx first took time off work for in vitro fertilization treatment, her boss offered what sounded like words of support: "You are in my pra...

Mothering Is All About Survival

Pamela Brill | Posted 01.12.2015 | Parents
Pamela Brill

In the throes of my years of IVF, I never really spent time thinking of actually parenting these kids. I was so focused on growing them and keeping them in there and then birthing them and then having them not die in their sleep. And I did it. Three times.

Apple and Facebook Cover Egg Freezing Costs: Why Is This a Controversy?

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
MeiMei Fox

In my humble opinion, this condemnation of the egg freezing benefit is cynical and ridiculous. Why can't we just be grateful for companies wanting to offer coverage of an expensive out-of-pocket healthcare procedure and, even more importantly, provide women with more options about what to do with their bodies?

The Myth of Being Normal

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

As the mom of a son who has been diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum, "normal" is a word that I downright avoid.

Parents Find Out They're Having Quadruplets, React Accordingly

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents

When Utah mom-to-be Ashley Gardner went to the doctor's office for her first ultrasound, she was in for quite a surprise. After eight years of trying ...

11 Things to Know Before Walking Into a Fertility Center

Dr. Angeline Beltsos | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Angeline Beltsos

If you think you might have a problem with infertility, where do you start? It can all be very overwhelming. There is a wealth of information available, but distinguishing fact from positive rhetoric can be confusing.

How $30K In IVF Treatments Nearly Tanked -- And Then Saved -- My Finances

LearnVest | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
LearnVest

After years of trying to start a family the old-fashioned way, Tom and I turned to fertility treatments. As we progressed through the years-long process, our financial burden neared $30,000. The kicker? We had only about $2,000 in savings.

The Decision We Agonized Over, But Do Not Regret

The Next Family | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
The Next Family

At conception and in the months before birth, we make parental choices before we meet our child or children. The best we can do is to make educated decisions based on science, faith and what we feel is right.

Fertility Clinic Tells Woman She Can't Use Sperm Donor From Another Race

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents

UPDATE: July 29 -- On Monday, the fertility clinic released a statement to The Calgary Herald, saying that patients have had the option to choose a s...

Watch Out Cupid! Transhumanism is Going to Change Love

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you're in a coffee shop, don't overlook that 70-year-old sitting in the corner reading Dickens, Hemmingway, or maybe even a copy of The Transhumanist Wager. That senior citizen with their years of wisdom and experience might soon be fair game for a love interest.

Coping With the Anguish of Fertility Treatment

Michael J. Tansey | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Tansey

As a couple moves into not months but often years of expensive, intrusive treatments, a spectrum of severe emotional pitfalls typically emerges. Sadly, my observations pertain almost exclusively to those fortunate enough to have access to quality medical assistance.

Single? Married Lesbian? Hawaii Insurance Won't Cover Your Fertility Treatment

AP | CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 05.05.2014 | Women

HONOLULU (AP) -- Do you want to get fertility treatments in Hawaii? If you're married, there's a good chance that the treatments will be covered by in...

Why Easter Is The Worst Time For Menopause

Rachael Stark | Posted 06.20.2014 | Fifty
Rachael Stark

It's spring and everything's blooming except me. To make matters worse, wherever I look, I see eggs: Easter eggs, chocolate eggs, bunnies in baskets atop Cadbury eggs. It's a conspiracy. I wouldn't be so paranoid if the holidays didn't remind me of my own eggs, the ones in my fallopian tubes. Unlike Mother Nature who is working overtime, my reproductive system is on strike.