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Artificial Insemination

The New World of Parentage and Parenting

Fred Silberberg | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Fred Silberberg

It's a brave new world when it comes to conceiving and raising children. And in many cases, the potential parents and providers of genetic material haven't thought all the details through before deciding to proceed.

"Identity": A Talk With Ingrid Thoft

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.30.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Ingrid Thoft's just-released novel, Identity, involves thorny legal and psychological issues raised by a single mother, Renata Sanchez, who was impregnated by artificial insemination.

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.

A Lesson From My Grandma In The Miracle Of Life

Meredith Franco Meyers | Posted 06.29.2014 | Parents
Meredith Franco Meyers

Sometime during that first week of the new year, as I thought very deeply about my grandmother's influence on my life, knowing her light was fading, I began to feel sick and very, very tired.

Factory Farms Of The Future: Part II

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 12.17.2013 | Home
Sonia Faruqi

Extreme genetic selection, accelerated by artificial insemination, leads farm animals today to yield far more meat, milk, and eggs -- while eating far less -- than they ever have.

Kathleen Miles

Actor Sparks Fight Over Sperm-Donor Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.13.2013 | Los Angeles

Actor Jason Patric says he is a father. His former girlfriend says he was just a sperm donor. Now, the Hollywood child custody dispute has stirred...

Cincinnati Archdiocese Appeals Award to Teacher Fired for IVF Pregnancy: Examining the 'Religious Freedom' Arguments

Bridgette Dunlap | Posted 08.19.2013 | Religion
Bridgette Dunlap

The arguments the archdiocese made in its attempt to keep the case out of court are a distressing example of the larger trend in "religious freedom" claims being made to deprive employees of the protections of the law.

Sperm Donor Conception: Not a DIY Project!

Lilah Sutphen | Posted 08.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Lilah Sutphen

No matter where you live, the informal, friendly, at-home donation method is a bad idea. The casual use of a friend's sperm almost always leads to unwanted legal consequences.

Child Abduction and the Same-Sex Marriage Issue

Mark Baer | Posted 07.20.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Let's say that a child is born to a same-sex married couple (or registered domestic partnership or civil union). What do you think happens if that same couple later moved to a jurisdiction that fails to recognize their relationship?

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.

Splish-Splash My DNA: Artificial Insemination

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 05.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

It is at the core of me and my generally sardonic outlook that the first moment of my creation happened by way of a stranger masturbating into a cup, and the second involved my mother and a glorified turkey baster.

Catherine Pearson

Infertility: Miracle Babies

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.02.2012 | Parents

Michelle was still nursing her daughter, born through in vitro fertilization, when she found out she was pregnant again. It was entirely unexpect...

Lesbian Baby-Making for the Entitled Generation

Michelle Cheever | Posted 12.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelle Cheever

Why can't my girlfriend and I have a baby that shares our DNA? Why can't an egg from each of us be scrambled up and sprinkled with sperm? It seems so easy! Try harder scientists! Make this a priority.

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.

5 Tips For People Of Faith Considering Reproductive Technology

Ellen Painter Dollar | Posted 04.15.2012 | Religion
Ellen Painter Dollar

The technologies available to people who want to have a baby but struggle to conceive naturally are many and growing, raising many vexing questions for people who want to make decisions in line with their religious faith.

Teacher Fired For Having Artificial Insemination

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.28.2011 | Parents

Christa Dias, former technology coordinator at Holy Family and St. Lawrence Catholic schools in Cincinnati, Ohio, claims she was fired for becoming pr...

Why Can't Anyone Get Pregnant?

Leslie Goldman | Posted 02.21.2012 | Women
Leslie Goldman

For perhaps the only time in our lives, we had found ourselves in the same position as a Kardashian.

Children Who Glow? A Jewish Law Perspective On Reproductive Ethics

Mary J. Loftus | Posted 11.24.2011 | Religion
Mary J. Loftus

The centrally important question under Jewish law would be: Have we produced another healthy or healthier child?

Laws to Catch Up With Science

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

Fooling with Mother Nature rarely works. Children born of sperm donors are realizing they may have dozens of siblings they'll never know. Donors are ...

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.

Dead Moms = Better Dads?

Vicki Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

There was a lot of excitement two years ago when Clive Owen's movie The Boys Are Back, based on the true story of a single dad, was released. A lot of...

UK Men Charged In Illegal Sperm Donor Case

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Two British men made a profit by illegally running a Web site that made sperm available to women who want to conceive, prosecutors alleged ...

Open Adoption Advocate Annette Baran Dead: Author Dies At 83

Los Angeles Times | Valerie J. Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Living with a secret is psychologically destructive -- that concept was nearly an anthem for Annette Baran, a clinical social worker and psychotherapi...

Sexism and the Price of Eggs

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jacob M. Appel

The most legitimate concern raised by supporters of caps on payments to egg "donors" is that charging fair value might price some would-be parents out of the marketplace.