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Nadya Needs Help or Reality TV to the Rescue!

Perhaps it’s not that surprising that Nadya Suleman’s life as a mother to fourteen children, including her now famous octuplets, will soon become fodder for American television viewers. In a strange way, it may be the most supportive opportunity available to her at the moment. 

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Roundup: North Dakota Considers Personhood Bill; Genetic Risks of IVF

North Dakota legislature considers personhood bill; possible genetic risks of IVF; Aspen Baker on MotherTalkers; evangelicals and abortion: not always opposed.

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Roundup: Octuplets’ Birth Put IVF in the Spotlight

Birth of octuplets puts IVF in the spotlight; FDA forces Bayer to run corrective commercials about Yaz; Missouri House adopts resolution opposing FOCA; significant percentage of Obama voters identify as anti-choice, University of Arizona study finds.

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Birth Control for Men: Coming Soon?

Safe, convenient, reversible contraception allows women and men worldwide to plan their families and ensure that they are ready to nurture and provide for the children they parent. So why are so few male contraceptive methods available?

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California Woman Gives Birth to Eight Babies

Early this morning in Los Angeles County a woman gave birth to eight babies in just five minutes, just the second time in history that live octuplets have been born.

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As Christmas Nears, Contemplating Miraculous Births

Miraculous biblical stories of birth fit more closely with our notions of reproductive technologies than with the Vatican’s re-assertion that the only authentic context for human life is an act of reciprocal love between a man and woman in marriage.

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Vatican Strongly Opposes In Vitro Fertilization

Will the Catholic Church’s recent document opposing in vitro fertilization affect a Polish bioethics law addressing the method?

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In Hard Times, Treating Women’s Private Decisions With Empathy

In a broken economy, do Americans realize that moralizing about sex doesn’t address people’s real needs?

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First IVF Baby Turns 30

As a women’s health community, we must grapple with the ethical, moral, legal and financial impacts of IVF before others tell us what’s best for our bodies and our children.

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Roundup: Anti-contraception Proposal Strikes a Nerve

Bush’s proposed anti-contraception regulations have struck a nerve with Americans; Study underscores importance of checking HIV drug treatment combinations; Study links high soy consumption to low sperm count.

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