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Roundup: Are Some Countries Starting to Ignore the Church?

Is the Catholic Church beginning to lose a little of its rigid grasp that it has held over numerous countries when it comes to family planning, birth control, reproductive justice, and even infertility treatments?

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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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