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When is Too Early for a Fertility Test?

LearnVest | Posted 05.22.2012 | Women
LearnVest

Why do so many women think they can't have kids?

Something Like A Family

Gila Shapiro | Posted 05.19.2012 | Women
Gila Shapiro

At some point, I don't remember exactly when, I stopped replacing my fraying lacy underwear with new lacy underwear and instead bought packs of three or five single color elastic fit.

Fertility And Me

Toni Nagy | Posted 05.14.2012 | Women
Toni Nagy

There is an expiration date on my uterus, a "sell by" number on my sexuality and not much I can do to prolong it.

How Financially Fertile Are You?

Jacoba Urist | Posted 05.02.2012 | Money
Jacoba Urist

By the time you feel ready to get serious about your money, it may be too late to make up for lost ground. And there are no medical breakthroughs when it comes to retirement or building an adequate nest egg.

What Are Some Specific Coping Strategies for Couples Who Are Experiencing the Emotional Pain of Infertility?

Quora | Posted 04.29.2012 | Parents
Quora

Support your wife. She is being pumped full of hormones and has strange people poking and probing her all over. She is going though far more than you are. Keep her spirits up.

Mercury Isn't Just a Hazard for Young Children, It's a Health Risk for Adults Too

Frances Beinecke | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Mercury is most commonly recognized as a developmental toxin, threatening to young children and fetuses as they develop their nervous system. But mercury is also a danger for adults.

Stem Cell Shocker Suggests New Fix For Infertility

AP/The Huffington Post | By LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 02.27.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON -- For 60 years, doctors have believed women were born with all the eggs they'll ever have. Now Harvard scientists are challenging that dog...

Women Aren't The Only Ones Investing In In Vitro

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 02.24.2012 | Women

Julie Barth's prayers were answered when a doctor in Crystal Lake, Ill., told her in vitro fertilization might get her pregnant. But he didn't stop...

We Must Regulate Reproductive Technology

S. Lochlann Jain | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
S. Lochlann Jain

The fetuses created by IVF will ideally become healthy people. But the IVF industry needs federal oversight to ensure that the children produced have the maximum chance of growing up to be healthy adults.

The 2nd Worst Question To Ask A Single Woman

Melanie Notkin | Posted 04.18.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

When a woman is over age 30, single and childless, people want to know why. Just about everyone is just dying to know: What is she waiting for?

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.

Man's Sperm Sample Destroyed By Clinic

Posted 02.13.2012 | Parents

In 1983, Shane Breen was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He was 26-years-old and single at the time. Before he began chemotherapy treatment, the No...

Is It Selfish To Pursue Fertility Treatments Instead Of Adoption?

Healthland, TIME | Posted 02.02.2012 | Women

There's a reason that the desire to have children is so strong. It's got everything to do with perpetuation of the species, in the long term, and perp...

10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

The US population is wealthier, older, less fertile and more influenced by immigration than the other countries projected to experience major population growth, so why is the U.S. population is expected to grow much more than other wealthy countries?

Pregnant Mysteries

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 03.31.2012 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

Anyone who has had a miscarriage, or even worse a several pregnancy losses, can't help but ask herself, "what is wrong with me? Why can't my body hold onto a baby?" Oddly enough, scientists are asking just the opposite.

My Secret Grief

Melanie Notkin | Posted 03.13.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

The grief hit me in my mid-thirties without warning. By all appearances, my life was fantastic, but there were nights when I would cry for hours. I was in mourning, but I didn't know it.

Unnatural Women: Childless in America

Melanie Notkin | Posted 02.26.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

Childlessness is the state into which a girl is born. But once she reaches her mid thirties, that natural state is suddenly deemed unnatural.

Catherine Pearson

Is This Man A Sperm Bank Or A Sex Partner?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Are You 'Shameless' Enough to do What This Woman Did?

Amy Shiner | Posted 01.28.2012 | Women
Amy Shiner

"Shameless" not only promotes sexual satisfaction in the sense of being in tune with your sexual needs and your sexual partner -- it also promotes loving the body for what it is.

The Mess In Mississippi

Erin Gibson | Posted 01.11.2012 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

Women aren't the only Mississippians suffering from the strict laws of this ultra-conservative state. Mississippi has a tried and true tradition of making sure living life in Mississippi is as difficult as possible.

The Scars That Lie Beneath

Jenna Benn | Posted 01.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Jenna Benn

I have had my fertility taken, but I am not less of a woman. I have been robbed repeatedly, but I am not damaged. I have been tested and challenged, but I am not defeated.

Preschool Peer Pressure: Yes, I Only Have One Child

Jessica Berger Gross | Posted 01.08.2012 | Parents
Jessica Berger Gross

When my son was two and all the other mothers were remembering to have a second, I was still exhausted (and breastfeeding) and wanting to find time to write and think and sit down for a minute.

The Marriage and Motherhood Myths

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 01.01.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

I'm not saying that we don't -- or shouldn't -- want love and marriage and a baby carriage. But if we don't, the cultural forces at work sure do their best to change our minds.

Sherri Shepherd And Others Talk Infertility In Redbook Magazine's 'The Truth About Trying' Series

Posted 01.01.2012 | Black Voices

One in eight women in the United States will struggle with infertility, according to Redbook magazine who is on a mission to help banish the stigma as...

TLC's 'The Little Couple': 10 Things You Don't Know About Our Marriage

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.26.2011 | Weddings

Every couple faces challenges in their marriage, and many struggle with fertility problems. TLC's "The Little Couple," Jen Arnold and Bill Klein, are ...