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Pregnancy After Miscarriage: The Right Time May be Sooner Than You Think

A new study suggests that otherwise healthy women may safely get pregnant sooner after a miscarriage than previously thought.

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Roundup: Drinking While Pregnant? Not If You Want Grandchildren

A new study shows that among all the other potential ill effects of alcohol on pregnancy, a woman might hinder her son’s chance at having a family down the road.

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Indian Fertility Centers Offer Hope, But at What Price?

As India expands its reputation as a fertility center, woman over the age of 60 are becoming the newest clients, and potentially casulties, in a quest for heirs.

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Surrogacy in Guatemala: The Need for Further Discourse

Since the publication of my original article on surrogacy in Guatemala, a number of people have thanked me for exploring global surrogacy. But the director of one adoption agency requested a retraction of the story.  More on that here.

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(VIDEO): Dancehall and Infertility: No Less Than A Woman

Dancehall music is known for a lot of things, but talking about infertility among Caribbean women is not one of them. Three years ago, female deejay Lady Saw created a song about the topic and her message still resonates with women today.

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Reflecting on Loss: How Do You Celebrate a “Non-Birthday?”

I wasn’t supposed to be writing this today. No, today I’m supposed to be doing something else. Giving birth.

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What Price the Human Egg?

With spring here and Easter in the rearview mirror, you can’t help but think a bit about eggs of all types, among them human eggs. Amidst research on marketing of human eggs, I found this Latin proverb, “All life comes from an egg.”  I find this sentiment a bit dated.  Instead I’d like to suggest something a bit more up-to-date, “All life comes from an egg, but that egg comes at a price.”

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Your Ovaries and You

So,
in addition to worrying about an unplanned pregnancy and whether I’ll
be able to get an abortion, now I have to worry about under
planning pregnancy? Female fertility has become a
schizophrenic mine field.

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Historic Pledge Against Female Genital Cutting in Somalia

Girls in the Northeastern region of Somalia, Puntland, will no longer be subject to a tradition of genital cutting after 14 villages pledge to abandon the practice.

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A Time to Be Born: Faith Communities and Assisted Reproductive Technologies

We must commit to an ongoing conversation that respects the desire for biological children while honoring reproductive justice. Faith communities can promote values that can guide moral and ethical decision making on the use of ARTs.

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