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Assisted Reproductive Technology

Dear Facebook, Please Don't Tell Women to Lean In to Egg Freezing

Jessica Cussins | Posted 12.16.2014 | Technology
Jessica Cussins

What we need are family-friendly workplace policies, not giveaways that will encourage women to undergo invasive procedures in order to squeeze out more work for their beloved company under the guise of "empowerment."

"Three-Person IVF" Update Reveals How Little We Know

Jessica Cussins | Posted 08.05.2014 | Science
Jessica Cussins

Three-person IVF is a critical departure from the traditional kind. This new and biologically extreme technique, which has generated scientific and bioethical controversy on both sides of the Atlantic, would combine genetic material from one man and two women in a single embryo.

A Former IVF Baby on "Three-Parent IVF"

Jessica Cussins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Jessica Cussins

There are large social and ethical considerations that mitochondrial replacement forces us to confront. Most importantly, this technology raises one of the thorniest questions humanity will ever face: are we willing to genetically modify future generations of humans?

Jewish Mothers, Jewish Eggs (Sperm Don't Count)

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 08.05.2013 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

When my son Jack was born 19 years ago in London, my mother insisted I call an orthodox rabbi to organize his Bris -- the Jewish circumcision ritual.

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.

Egg Freezing Gets New Stamp Of Approval

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 12.19.2012 | Women

WASHINGTON — Freezing human eggs can be successful in treating infertility – but guidelines issued Friday still urge caution for women hop...

Senate Approves Coverage Of IVF And Other Fertility Treatment For Veterans

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 09.13.2012 | Women

WASHINGTON -- A Senate commitee on Wednesday approved legislation that expands access to infertility treatment for seriously injured veterans. The bi...

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.

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.

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.

Longing For Life

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted 12.04.2011 | Fifty
Tamara McClintock Greenberg

In current times, we are aging quite diversely. While some people can enjoy the benefits of medical technology when it comes to conceiving a child, assisted reproductive technology does not work for everyone.

What's The Perfect Age To Be A Mother?

Janice Van Dyck | Posted 12.04.2011 | Women
Janice Van Dyck

Is it possible we're missing the old days when younger couples did the parenting and older couples were grandparents?

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?

Katherine Bindley

Is It An Egg Or A 'Gift'? Inside The Marketing Of Reproductive Donation

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Secrets of Fertility

Dr. Maoshing Ni | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Maoshing Ni

According to Chinese medicine, seasons really do affect fertility. Chinese medicine looks to the energetic cycles of the universe for health answers; the female and male energies rise and fall throughout the year.

Proposed Restrictions on Reproductive Rights Threaten Economic Growth

Nazca Fontes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nazca Fontes

Legislative efforts to restrict donor compensation and other restrictions on reproductive rights could have an impact on a billion-dollar contributor to the economy -- the infertility industry.

We Believe in Health Care Reform

Jon O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon O'Brien

When men and women have access to high-quality sexual and reproductive health care, our country is healthier and stronger.