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The Club You Never Want to Be Part Of

Ana Mayer | Posted 09.19.2014 | Women
Ana Mayer

I won't tell you to hang in there. I don't expect you to cheer up just because people keep saying encouraging things to you. I actually will say the opposite: you are allowed to be sad, frustrated and even angry.

Looking Back on Two Decades of Helping Gay Men Have Kids

Dr. Guy Ringler | Posted 09.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Dr. Guy Ringler

It's been a long road to marriage equality, and it seems we're still only halfway there. For the last two decades I've been on another fulfilling journey with our community. It's made fewer headlines than our fight for marriage rights, but it's been so important for so many families just now finding that legal recognition.

China's Dependency-Ratio Turning Point

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Around this year, China will reach or have reached an important turning point in their demographics. The total dependency ratio will begin increasing after 50 years of decreasing. China's dependency ratio is projected to increase for decades and to surpass that of the US.

The Male Birth Control Revolution May Be Upon Us, But Are Men On Board?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Ultimately, the thing that could really enable mass adoption of this male-centric birth control option is the same thing that motivates women to religiously, even fanatically, commit to a daily pill-popping regimen: sheer, unadulterated fear.

It's NOT 'Just' Perimenopause

Susan Rosenzweig | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Susan Rosenzweig

You don't know me. You don't know how I feel about my fertility, or my ability to have a family, or my fears of being alone forever. You don't know what that word means to me.

10 Things Every Woman Should Know About Egg-Freezing

Dr. Angeline Beltsos | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
Dr. Angeline Beltsos

If you are thinking about fertility preservation and whether it is right for you, you are already way ahead of the game. Knowledge is power, and understanding your body and fertility potential is critical in making educated choices for your future.

The Roller Coaster of the Infamous Two-Week Wait

Ana Mayer | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Ana Mayer

We all take our own approach for surviving the two-week wait when we are trying to get pregnant. Mine changed from one month to another but these simple rules were pretty consistent and helped me cope with it.

The Decision We Agonized Over, But Do Not Regret

The Next Family | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents
The Next Family

At conception and in the months before birth, we make parental choices before we meet our child or children. The best we can do is to make educated decisions based on science, faith and what we feel is right.

A New Study on Parental Control Before Conception

Christopher Herz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Science
Christopher Herz

Everyone wants the best for their children. You can see it in the faces of parents shopping for strollers, preschools and nannies who speak five langu...

The Awesomeness of Being Woman

Ana Mayer | Posted 08.07.2014 | Women
Ana Mayer

Why do we, as a society, instead of celebrating the wonders of the female reproductive system, ridicule it and teach our girls to hate the monthly arrival of Aunt Flo?

A Guy's Survival Guide To Infertility

Chris B. Miller | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris B. Miller

No one knows much about infertility when they begin down the road of trying to conceive, unless they happen to be a doctor, a nurse, or one of those people who reads everything. So ask. Ask your "team" -- OB, fertility doctor, acupuncturist, etc.

10 Reasons Why I Love Menopause

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 07.31.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

Menopause is a fact of life, and how you handle it is all in the attitude. It's known as "the change of life," not the END of life, which means that i...

Fertility Clinic Tells Woman She Can't Use Sperm Donor From Another Race

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents

UPDATE: July 29 -- On Monday, the fertility clinic released a statement to The Calgary Herald, saying that patients have had the option to choose a s...

LA Couple Writes the New Definitive Guide to Sex, Relationship and Hormones

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.23.2014 | Books
Xaque Gruber

He's a former fighter pilot and scholar on sex/relationships, raised in a strict Catholic household. She's a personal, career and relationship counselor, screenwriter and artist. Together husband and wife, Frank Wiegers and Judith Claire, have founded a website to help singles and couples with sex, love and romance.

How I Got the Body I've Always Wanted

Kate Callaghan | Posted 09.20.2014 | Women
Kate Callaghan

On the left, you will see "Check out my eight-pack, you think I'm healthy and fit, but I am infertile and my bones are weak" Kate. On the right, you will see "Check out my boobs, I look healthy and feminine and my internal state reflects this" Kate.

Love Is All You Need to Thrive

Aimee Raupp | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Raupp

When you are in optimal health -- mentally, emotionally, nutritionally and physically -- abundant health, vitality and joy can be yours. Plain and simple, my message is all about balance and prioritizing YOU.

Great News For Women Who Gave Birth Later In Life

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.11.2014 | Fifty

Lots of women delay starting their families for various reasons. Now it turns out that delaying child-bearing might be a way of living longer, accordi...

Don't Get Angry. Get Involved.

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

If someone on Twitter thinks gays should not have the right to marry, my 140 retort back isn't going to change their minds. I've never heard anyone ever say, "Someone posted a .jpeg on Facebook and now I'm a liberal!"

Fertility and the World Cup in Haiti

Anick Supplice Dupuy | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact
Anick Supplice Dupuy

In order to bring down our birth rate and increase the choices for women, we have to tackle male attitudes. The challenge we face is how to get men to be as interested in women's health issues as they are in soccer.

9 Ways To Make The Two-Week Wait A Little More Bearable

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents

To the uninitiated, the two-week wait (2WW) -- the stretch between ovulation and the moment when a home pregnancy test might provide reliable feedback...

One Good Egg: The Perfect Match

Wendy Burch | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
Wendy Burch

Lately, I have been looking for the kind of signs that aren't plastered everywhere. You know, the ones that aren't as obvious -- but once you see them -- misguided feelings simply disappear as you discover a newfound confidence that you are, indeed, on the right track.

Soda Warning: May Be Hazardous to Your Sperm

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Spread the word! Soda rots our teeth, makes us fat, fattens our livers, blocks our arteries, and raises our blood pressure. It may also interfere with our fertility.

Pot May Put The Hurt On Men's Sperm

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.06.2014 | Science

Thinking about starting a family? It might be wise to cut the cannabis--at least if you're a guy. That's the apparent takeaway of a new study by sc...

The Cost Of Being A First-Time Egg Donor

Justine Griffin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Justine Griffin

The eggs in my ovaries made me valuable. Without them, there is no in vitro fertilization, no surrogate mothers, no baby-making business. As it unfolded, I began to feel like a commodity rather than a human being, a means to an end on the infant assembly line.

One Good Egg: Hunting for Eggs

Wendy Burch | Posted 08.03.2014 | Women
Wendy Burch

Lately, my decisions have been a bit more daunting -- ah, err... make that... life changing. Like my choice to go ahead at age 45 and try one last time to get pregnant.