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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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Tips For Men In Preventing Infertility

How men can prevent infertility. 50 percent of infertility cases involve men, knowing how to prevent it is very important for reproductive health.

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Restore Reproductive Health Care in Kentucky

After a hospital merger, women in northern Kentucky no longer had access to birth control counseling and services, IUD insertion, infertility procedures, and tubal ligations.

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The Message Muddle on IUDs

Doctors and nurses are confused about IUDs, and they send confusing messages to us.

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More Sex as a Solution to Infertility?

According to an article published in Washington
Post
on June 30, 2009, there is a simple solution to the increasing
rates of “infertility”: have more sex.

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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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Selectively Reducing Multiple Births

Sure, it’s safer to implant the embryos one by one, but that quickly drives up the cost. However, implanting multiple embryos can lead to risky pregnancies—including "infant mortality, low birth rates, long-term disabilities and thousands of dollars’ worth of medical care," says the Times.

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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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“Be Fruitful and Multiply?” Ethical Takes on ART

News of a California woman giving birth to octuplets raises a pressing problem: the development and use of assisted reproductive technologies has outstripped our ethical and regulatory response.

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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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