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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

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


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?

Domenico Dolce Apologizes For Anti-IVF, Anti-Gay Adoption Remarks

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 08.15.2015 | Gay Voices

Italian fashion designer Domenico Dolce of Dolce & Gabbana has apologized for controversial comments he made opposing gay adoption and in-vitro f...

Hidden Meaning of Fertility Study Could Bode Well for Egg Freezing

Deborah Anderson Bialis | Posted 08.13.2015 | Women
Deborah Anderson Bialis

This study does not tell us anything about freezing eggs from older women and those who don't have a good fertility profile. What the study does reveal is how effectively frozen eggs from younger, healthy women perform for patients who need them and how invaluable the decision to store one's own eggs, while young and healthy, could prove.

How I Survived Infertility

Michelle Martin | Posted 08.12.2015 | Parents
Michelle Martin

I survived infertility (quite well in fact) but as with many life crises my healing wasn't complete. I still feel sadness at times when I hear stories of couples getting pregnant as planned, and enjoying traditional family life. And sometimes I wonder what my life would have been like, had I not experienced infertility.

Processed Meat Might Be The Enemy Of Male Fertility

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living

It may be time to say goodbye to your bacon, egg and cheese breakfast order, guys: A small new study links the consumption of processed meat like sau...

One Pregnant Mom's Struggle: Yes, the Baby Is Still in There

Sarah Toce | Posted 08.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

It felt as if no one understood the hurdles I knew I had to overcome to get to a point where the "happy news" wasn't underlined in bold with a huge asterisks of "but what happens when..."

How Bioethics Has Pushed America Left

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

The recent controversy about Planned Parenthood and fetal tissue donation suggests that highly publicized bioethical issues generally benefit conservatives. In fact, quite the opposite is the case. Since 2000, they have actually aided the country's leftward move on social values.

Sasha Bronner

Why This News Reporter Wants To Change The Way We Talk About Fertility | Sasha Bronner | Posted 07.09.2015 | Women

Before the sun even rises in Los Angeles, television news reporter Wendy Burch is often rushing down a freeway in her car, headed to report li...