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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 ca...

I Took Control Of My Biological Clock At Age 30

Aidan Madigan-Curtis | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Aidan Madigan-Curtis

Having the freedom to kick the proverbial can down the road is a freedom Nature doesn't afford women. If I'm the right age to cryopreserve and so many people I know say they want it, why am I the only woman I know with a box full of drugs in her living room?

Infertility: The Important Missing Piece in Health Education Classes

Mirah Riben | Posted 12.31.2015 | Education
Mirah Riben

Why would adolescents need to be concerned with infertility, one might wonder? The answer is that, since fertility is precarious, decreases with age, and is negatively impacted by common adolescent behaviors, it is important to be cognizant of these risk factors to avoid than anguish of infertility.

Bridey, Five Ways Not to be a Nightmare Disguised as a Daydream

Bitchless Bride | Posted 12.29.2015 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

Yup, I totally just stole a line from Taylor Swift, but why come up with another awesome line when one already exists? Right? Anyway, the point is, right now, so many of you are recently engaged (ahem... Christmas), and while I truly believe that you don't think you're a nightmare, inevitably, the majority of you?

Misinformation and Missing Information: Couples' Counseling for Infertility

Helen Adrienne, LCSW, BCD | Posted 12.21.2015 | Women
Helen Adrienne, LCSW, BCD

The last thing that you need is for the stress of infertility to elicit behaviors in you or your partner that trigger each other, yet even couples who recover easily from the many disappointments along the way are at the mercy of this likelihood. What are some of these triggers and what do you need to know in order to deal with them more effectively?

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.

How to Mindfully Support Yourself Through Your First IVF

Melody Pourmoradi | Posted 12.02.2015 | Women
Melody Pourmoradi

Learning that your conception story is going to be completely different than the way that you had always imagined it can be a complete shock to your ...

Talk About It Over Turkey: The Power of Your Family History

Emily Mounts | Posted 11.24.2015 | Science
Emily Mounts

Now more than ever, we understand that nearly every single health condition is either primarily caused by, or its course influenced by, one's DNA.

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.

6 Things You Should Know About Uterus Transplants

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living

Ten women in the United States will soon be chosen to undergo the nation's first uterus transplants, as part of a study at the Cleveland Clinic. Doct...

I Believe, But Not in IVF Popularity Contests

Ann Zamudio | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents
Ann Zamudio

When a woman sits down in front of a camera to talk about her fertility struggles or pregnancy loss, there's not a calm bone in her body. Her heart is...

Goodbye, Cellular Babies: Our Embryo Donation Story

Nathan Timmel | Posted 11.04.2015 | Parents
Nathan Timmel

Though my wife and I couldn't get naked and make babies, we still had the ability to create children with our genes. There are couples out there for whom biological babies aren't an option. With embryo donation, we could give our baby starter kits to a couple, allowing them to create the family they longed for. We would be granting hope to people bereft of it.

Let's Talk About Our Fertility Problems

Ariane Le Chevallier | Posted 11.03.2015 | Women
Ariane Le Chevallier

I am not crazy for wanting to conceive and birth a biological baby of my own. There is no shame or embarrassment in that. I deserve it like every other woman out there. Life is messy and it just gets messier when you add baby making to the mix.

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.

7 Things Only Someone Dealing With Infertility Understands

Prevention | Posted 10.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Prevention

Imagine the irony: You spend most of your young adult life trying not to get pregnant. Then when you're ready to be in the pink or blue, month after month that stupid pregnancy test says no. That's the reality for the one in eight couples who have trouble conceiving.

Pornosophy: Coitus Interruptus

Francis Levy | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Is this really the meaning of the fall? Was Eden unthinking animal life? Was sex placed on the auction block in the post Adamic world, where it was offered to the highest bidder on the Darwinian food chain, as the holy grail of that mixture of mind and body known as human pleasure?

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.

This Viral Photo Captures The Reality Of Fertility Struggles

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.12.2015 | Parents

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

What I Learned About Infertility at My 25th High School Reunion

K.K. Goldberg | Posted 10.08.2015 | Parents
K.K. Goldberg

About a year later, after birthing my hard-won twins, I began to write about the long slog of high-tech conception. For me the experience lingered even into motherhood, and still does. Two women from my high school emailed me to say they'd read my stories and knew exactly what I meant. Suddenly, after decades of no contact, we were pouring out shared infertility tales.

The Loss of My Fertility Doesn't Define Me

Ariane Le Chevallier | Posted 10.07.2015 | Women
Ariane Le Chevallier

The loss of my fertility is not going to define me. I do not want people to feel bad for me. I don't want people to question why I need to do IVF because I got pregnant so quickly the first time. I don't need questions about everything we have tried.

Emotional Video Captures Expectant Couple's Fertility Struggles

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.23.2015 | Parents

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Back-to-School Brings Reminder of Pride to This Fertility Doctor

Dr. Guy Ringler | Posted 09.24.2015 | Parents
Dr. Guy Ringler

In June I heard from a young woman. She was graduating from high school, and her parents sent me a notice of her accomplishment. It had been almost 18 years since I last saw them in my office, suddenly expectant parents after having tried fruitlessly to have a child for so long.

The Day I Took My Frozen Embryo for a Road Trip

Kelly Hedglin Bowen | Posted 09.16.2015 | Women
Kelly Hedglin Bowen

"Transport it yourself," my doctor said when I ask how physically to move the specimen from the lab up the road to his office. "They charge a hefty delivery fee." What I discovered was retrieving your frozen embryo is, strangely, like running any errand.

Gabrielle Union: Career Women Without Children Wear A 'Scarlet Letter'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.14.2015 | Women

In a recent interview with Redbook magazine, Gabrielle Union got candid about the struggles many woman face in deciding if and when to start a family....

Does Race Impact IVF Success Rates?

Deborah Anderson Bialis | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah Anderson Bialis

ltimately, we're left to wonder what might drive such uneven racial performance in a well-regarded clinic and whether such a disparity in outcomes is commonplace. Said differently, is this the only clinic experiencing a problem or is this the only clinic acknowledging its problem?