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Nobody Told Me Getting Pregnant Would Be This Hard

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 07.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

I'm not pregnant. If I were 17, this would be cause for celebration, but when you are ready for a baby and you can't just materialize one, an empty womb feels like an empty heart.

Senate Bill 115 is Necessary to Protect Children and Fathers

Fred Silberberg | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Fred Silberberg

The Uniform Parentage Act governs the determination of parentage of children who are born of parents that are not married.

Designing Your New Modern Family

David Duran | Posted 04.24.2013 | Parents
David Duran

While June Cleaver of "Leave It To Beaver" may continue to loom large in our Norman Rockwell vision of a family, today's reality is more Liz Lemon from "30 Rock."

Sperm Donor Legal Issues Highlighted By Kansas Case

AP | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and JOHN HANNA | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. -- Experts believe a Kansas sperm donor being sued by the state for child support put himself in a precarious legal position by getting i...

Kansas Makes Surprising Claim Against Sperm Donor

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Kansas state officials are seeking child support from the sperm donor to a lesbian couple in exchange for the state providing the child's mother with ...

Infertility, Miscarriage, Autism, Widowhood -- and other Funny Tales

Amy Lennard Goehner | Posted 12.12.2012 | Parents
Amy Lennard Goehner

Fred and I had only 11 years together. But we packed a lot in.

Experts Decry Ban On Gay Men's Sperm Donation On HuffPost Live

Posted 08.28.2012 | Gay Voices

The controversial ban on anonymous sperm donations from gay men to protect female recipients from HIV from the focus of a HuffPost Live segment yester...

The Real Reason Men Should Fear Women

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.27.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I don't want men to be gone . . . but wouldn't it be nice if they all understood who wields the real power? And wouldn't it be nice if women did, too?

Conservative Christians Rally Against Sperm Donors

Religion News Service | Chris Lisee | Posted 06.28.2012 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) A new documentary exploring the ethical implications of sperm donation is creating a buzz among religious audiences. "Anonymous Fa...

Is Surrogacy on Its Way to Becoming 'The New Normal'?

Fred Silberberg | Posted 08.20.2012 | Parents
Fred Silberberg

Understanding surrogacy's legal structure and its step-by-step process can help make the process more manageable and allow parents-to-be to realize the joy which surrogacy can bring.

The Birds And The Bees, With A Twist

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 07.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

Recently my wife and I realized that while our older son could recite the egg/sperm/donor story at age 2, we're not sure what our younger son knows about his beginnings. We decided to wait for a teachable moment to arrive, which happened one morning last week.

So What If Our Child Has 87 Siblings? | Posted 06.22.2012 | Parents

As long as in the end I was a mother, nothing was a game-changer for me. Until a few months back when I saw PBS's "Donor Unknown."

Babies in the New Economy

S. Lochlann Jain | Posted 05.23.2012 | Comedy
S. Lochlann Jain

Want to make some extra cash in a depressed economy? All you may need is a young terminally ill man and a good dose of American entrepreneurial spirit.

Will 'Open Adoption' Lead To 'Open Donation'? Should It?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.22.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

If nearly all domestic adoptions of infants are some degree of "open", isn't it time to make that the norm when it comes to sperm and egg donation, too?

Sperm Semantics

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 04.29.2012 | Women
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

It's time to evaluate the reproductive vocabulary list and think twice about our word choices and the messages we are trying to portray.

'Donorsexual,' from the Other Side of the Bed

Amy Andre | Posted 04.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Andre

Procreative sex as part of a donor insemination may be a convenient delivery method, but for women in the LGBT community who are attracted to men, it can also be sexually satisfying. A friend of mine is in that very situation right now.

My Daddy's a Porn Star

Tanya Jo Miller | Posted 03.21.2012 | Weird News
Tanya Jo Miller

Trent Arsenault may have more complex reasons for his virginity and Xtube sessions than even he himself completely understands. But, really, who cares?

"I'm Sleeping With My Sperm Donor"

Daily Mail | Posted 01.12.2012 | Women

Multiple trips to fertility doctors, three miscarriages and $60-$70,000 out of pocket, Tanya was left with little choice: if she was going to become a...

Catherine Pearson

Is This Man A Sperm Bank Or A Sex Partner? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.19.2011 | Gay Voices

Last fall, the Food and Drug Administration hand-delivered an order to cease manufacturing to a seemingly unremarkable recipient, a soft-spoken, 36-ye...

Robin Wilkey

WATCH: FDA Deems Local Man A Sperm Manufacturer | Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.16.2011 | San Francisco

The Food and Drug Administration has gone after a Fremont man with a cease order for his community service project. The charge: being a sperm "manufac...

'Free Sperm Donors' And The Women Who Want Them | Posted 12.03.2011 | Parents

For months, Beth Gardner and her wife, Nicole, had been looking for someone to help them conceive. They began with sperm banks, which have donors of a...

Katherine Bindley

Is It An Egg Or A 'Gift'? Inside The Marketing Of Reproductive Donation | Katherine Bindley | Posted 11.20.2011 | Women

What really goes on behind the closed doors of sperm banks and other institutions that broker the exchange of reproductive materials for money? Tha...

Sperm Donor Fathers 150 Kids, System Under Spotlight

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 11.06.2011 | Healthy Living

Concerns are being raised about the lack of regulation of sperm donors in the United States, after one anonymous man was found to have fathered 150 ch...

Fertility 3.0: 8 Things You Need To Know

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 10.24.2011 | Women
Stacie Krajchir

My entire adult life, I believed I had all the time in the world to have a baby, a successful career, find love and live happily ever after.

A Single Lesbian's Quest for Motherhood

Staceyann Chin | Posted 10.11.2011 | Black Voices
Staceyann Chin

One day I looked up from the jaded wreckage of my umpteenth breakup and was deafened by the horror of my ticking biological clock. I was 35 and living a solitary life in a one-bedroom apartment in New York City.