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Acupuncture: An Alternative Approach to Infertility

While the notion of “infertility treatment” typically conjures images of invasive insemination procedures, acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to increase the chances of natural pregnancy. Indeed, many contemporary acupuncturists are pairing their personalized practice of needles with herbal treatments to enhance the fertility of their patients … and finding high rates of success.

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Roundup: All That and a Bag of Crisps

A look at the latest reproductive health news stories in Britain.

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Roundup: Obama Lifts Ban on Federal Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Obama lifts ban on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, but not on funding of creation of human embryos; Kansas Republicans keep mum on Sebelius; Ross Douthat admits that birth control is “all you have left;” drawing lines in the sand on IVF.

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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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VIDEO: Nadya and Angela Suleman Speak Out On Octuplets

Nadya Suleman, now a mother of fourteen children, recently gave birth to octuplets in California. She and her own mother, Angela Suleman, were interviewed on the morning shows today.

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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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Eight Is Not Enough? The Big Families We Love to Hate

After a brief moment of “miracle news” coverage when the successful delivery of the California octuplets was first announced, criticism of the mother and her doctors began to mount from across the ideological spectrum.

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Catholic Church Again Refuses to Support Contemporary Families

The Vatican’s recent statement “Dignitas Personae” shows once again that the Catholic hierarchy is on the wrong side of science and the needs of contemporary society.

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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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