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In Vitro Fertilization

This Viral Photo Captures The Reality Of Fertility Struggles

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.09.2015 | Parents

A single photo has captured the truth behind fertility struggles alongside the beauty of what is possible with in vitro fertilization. Sher Institutes...

Emotional Video Captures Expectant Couple's Fertility Struggles

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.05.2015 | Parents

A U.K. couple hopes their emotional IVF journey can give hope to others struggling with fertility issues.  Jade Hartley created a video...

Twins With Twins Are Having More Twins

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.16.2015 | Parents

After facing fertility issues, twin sisters Kerri Bunker and Kelli Wall have learned they're both expecting twins -- for the second time. According to...

The Ethical Sperm Bank: An All-Open Sperm Bank. An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Wendy Kramer | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact
Wendy Kramer

A cultural phenomenon is growing these days in the world of gamete donation. The voices of the donor-conceived are growing louder and clearer, and the vast majority express that knowing or having known the identity of their donors is better than not knowing.

Who Has the Right to Be a Parent?

Fred Silberberg | Posted 07.15.2015 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

What happens when there is a dispute between the parties who used fertility to create a child? What happens to the embryos that are cryogenically preserved when the parties have a dispute as to whether they can be implanted, or the prospective parents separate?

We Became Mothers -- And That's All That Matters

Kara Lawler | Posted 07.15.2015 | Parents
Kara Lawler

"Did you have them naturally?" she asked me when she heard that both of my babies were born at over nine pounds. I didn't have them without medication. But my body formed my children, grew my children, and birthed my children; and yet, I'm never sure how to answer this question. Regardless, I became a mother.

The Science Behind Kim And Kanye's Gender Selection Process

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 06.30.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Recent reports claim Kim Kardashian and Kanye West took steps to ensure their next child would be a boy by using only male embryos in Kardashian's in ...

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 06.20.2015 | 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.