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What We Know About Three-Parent In Vitro Fertilization

I, too, was created in a petri dish. I was an IVF baby.

While there is much enthusiasm surrounding experimental new techniques that aim to help women with severely mutated mitochondrial DNA to have a child that would not inherit the disorders that can be caused by those mutations, the verdict is still out on the procedures. And it doesn’t look good.

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In New Push for “Personhood,” Arizona Anti-Choicers Push Bill to Track Every Embryo

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An Arizona group seeking to establish legal personhood for fertilized eggs and embryos is proposing a new way for the state to keep tabs on the personal reproductive decisions of its citizens: Embryo tracking.

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Perimenopause And The “Sexual Peak”

Am I indeed reaching my own “sexual peak,” that legendary apex of erotic everythingness that “women” (implicitly meaning “cisgender women”) are supposed to do at the age of 40? What causes this “peak,” and what’s going on “down there” as I’m going towards this summit?

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Catching Fire: Inflaming Our Passion to Pass the Safer Chemicals Act

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Flame retardants are associated with reductions in fertility, poor sperm quality, neurodevelopment delays in children and cancer. And because the chemical industry has been so deceptive and successful, flame retardants are found in strollers, nursing pillows, couches, chairs, cell phones, TVs, computers, and automobile cushioning – just to name a few places.

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New Hampshire’s HB 217 May (Inadvertently?) Make Infertility Services in the State Scarce

A change in a proposed bill in New Hampshire may leave infertile women and couples seeking in-vitro fertilization with few options.

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The “Big Chop” – How a Haircut, Congress, and the Toxic Zombie Toolkit Can Make You and the Planet Safer

Earth Day is just around the corner! So, how are you celebrating? Me, I’m getting the “big chop,” cutting inches off my hair.  My “big chop” decision was a step toward healthier hair without the use of toxic products.

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Inevitable: Anti-Choicers Now Protesting At Fertility Clinics

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Will they have signs that read “Don’t Create Your Child?”

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Egg Freezing: Taking a Closer Look at the Experimental Label

Should young women who aren’t ready to have children have their eggs extracted and frozen as an “insurance policy” for future motherhood? Several recent media features seem to be promoting egg freezing, with little or no mention of the risks involved for women who undergo egg retrieval procedures or for the children that might be born as a result.

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Pope Says Couples Who Conceive Through In-Vitro Fertilization Are Guilty Of Arrogance

At a Vatican conference on infertility last week, Pope Benedict XVI railed against reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization. This attack on reproductive technologies is yet another display of the Vatican’s lack of empathy and understanding and a vain attempt to hold back scientific development as well as impede access to reproductive technologies for couples around the world.

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Have Doctors Found The “Fertility Switch?”

A new study thinks it may not only have found a way to battle infertility, but could create new forms of birth control, too.

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