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In Vitro Fertilization

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...

Watch Out Cupid! Transhumanism is Going to Change Love

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you're in a coffee shop, don't overlook that 70-year-old sitting in the corner reading Dickens, Hemmingway, or maybe even a copy of The Transhumanist Wager. That senior citizen with their years of wisdom and experience might soon be fair game for a love interest.

Coping With the Anguish of Fertility Treatment

Michael J. Tansey | Posted 06.18.2014 | 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.

Single? Married Lesbian? Hawaii Insurance Won't Cover Your Fertility Treatment

AP | CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 05.05.2014 | Women

HONOLULU (AP) -- Do you want to get fertility treatments in Hawaii? If you're married, there's a good chance that the treatments will be covered by in...

Why Easter Is The Worst Time For Menopause

Rachael Stark | Posted 06.20.2014 | Fifty
Rachael Stark

It's spring and everything's blooming except me. To make matters worse, wherever I look, I see eggs: Easter eggs, chocolate eggs, bunnies in baskets atop Cadbury eggs. It's a conspiracy. I wouldn't be so paranoid if the holidays didn't remind me of my own eggs, the ones in my fallopian tubes. Unlike Mother Nature who is working overtime, my reproductive system is on strike.

It's Uter-US: We're All in it Together

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

On May 7th, many people like myself will be volunteering their personal time in order to ask Congress to support legislation that will allow more people to afford IVF treatments.

Is PGD (Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis) 'Playing God'?

Ruth Macklin | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Ruth Macklin

PGD is by now a well-established procedure in reproductive medicine. Although its use may continue to give rise to some ethical controversy, the benefits to couples and the children they produce outweigh the potential negative consequences feared by some.

Here's Why IVF Is Becoming Less Likely To Result In Multiple Births

Posted 02.21.2014 | Parents

In science, the astounding regularly becomes the commonplace, and such is the case with reproductive technology. IVF, once a near miraculous way for i...

A Quandary of Quadruplets in Mississippi

Amram Shapiro | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Amram Shapiro

What to call the whole deal? I mean "sets" of quadruplets, "sets" of quintuplets and so forth seems to miss the grandeur of the moment, and the challenge ahead for the parents of such miracles.

Ask the Mutant: A Difficult Gift to a Child

Eva Moon | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Eva Moon

BRCA is a difficult gift. Having a hysterectomy and double mastectomy was no picnic, but I've learned so much, gained new insights and made so many friends I never would have met otherwise. It's led me down paths I never expected, but in spite of it all, I love my life and I'm glad I was born.

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?

Not Often and Early, But Rarely and Late

Alison Wolf | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Alison Wolf

The idea that it would be "normal" to have one's first child after the age of 30 would have seemed completely extraordinary to any past generation.

'More Rights, More Inclusion, Better Country': Argentina Approves IVF for All

Alex Stern | Posted 08.20.2013 | World
Alex Stern

By incorporating IVF into health services as a matter of human rights, Argentina has an unprecedented opportunity to attain reproductive justice with a technology that is an unthinkable luxury for many infertile parents around the world.

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.

PHOTOS: First Mom To Use Time-Lapse IVF Technique Gives Birth

Posted 06.04.2013 | Parents

This one small baby girl represents a giant step forward for proponents of a new IVF embryo selection technique. British clinical psychologist Ruth...

Making Babies In The 21st Century: Turning IVF Into Art

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Marilee Talkington wants to make a baby. But she found out it's not going to be simple. Or romantic. Or sexy.

10 Words That Describe Infertility From A Dad Who's Been Through It

Steve Wiens | Posted 07.28.2013 | Parents
Steve Wiens

Every time you have to go through another kind of treatment, you ask yourself: "Is it worth it? Do I really want it that bad?" And then in the very next breath, you are taken out by the sheer magnitude of how much you want a baby.

Major IVF Breakthrough?

Posted 05.17.2013 | Parents

By Kate Kelland LONDON | Thu May 16, 2013 7:25pm EDT (Reuters) - British fertility experts have devised a new IVF technique that takes thousan...

Great News For Brazil's LGBT Community

AP | Posted 05.09.2013 | Gay Voices

BRASILIA, Brazil -- Brazil is guaranteeing homosexual couples' right to access assisted fertilization. The wording of the an earlier decree governing...

May Catholic Supporters Of Marriage Equality Receive Communion?

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 06.16.2013 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

This was the question put to Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit, who answered in the negative. To resolve this question in absolute terms, we need to know more about the Archbishop was thinking.

First Woman To Ever Receive Womb Transplant Gets Amazing News

AP | Posted 04.13.2013 | Parents

ANKARA, Turkey -- A hospital says a Turkish woman who became the first person to successfully receive the uterus of a dead donor may now be pregnant. ...

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.

Nobel-Winning Physiologist, 'In Vitro' Pioneer, Dies At 87

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 06.10.2013 | Science

LONDON — Robert Edwards, a Nobel laureate from Britain whose pioneering in vitro fertilization research led to the first test tube baby and has ...

It's Time for the U.S. to Cover IVF (for Gays and Lesbians Too)

Dov Fox | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics
Dov Fox

It is true that dysfertility fits less comfortably within the medical model. But why should that alone make less worthy the desires of gays and lesbians to have a genetic child?

The British Embryo Authority and the Chamber of Eugenics

Stuart A. Newman | Posted 05.11.2013 | Science
Stuart A. Newman

The genetic design of future offspring, even with the limited objective of making these future children more "normal," will open the door to attempts to pick and choose other characteristics.