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Transgender People Often Have To Choose Between Their Fertility And Their Transition
Experts recommend that trans people preserve their fertility first if they know they want to be parents. But there are serious barriers in the way.
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Cancer Patients Can Preserve Their Fertility, But Doctors Aren't Telling Them How
For some survivors, this is the only way they can become biological parents.
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Freezing My Eggs Helped Me Accept My Ambivalence About Motherhood
, Guest Writer
I'm in a strange middle space as time — and my fertility — pass.
No One Knows How Many Frozen Embryos Are Lost Or Destroyed Each Year
Two fertility clinics accidentally destroyed thousands of embryos, revealing a lack of regulation and accountability in the industry.
It's Unwise to Define Frozen Embryos as Human Life
Mediator, Family Law Attorney, Collaborative Law Practitioner,...
The Missouri legislature is currently considering the enactment of legislation that would define frozen embryos as human life.
Donor Families Connecting: Love or Fear?
Co-Founder and Director of the Donor Sibling Registry
Parents can, and should put the needs and desires of their children to seek out and connect with half siblings and/or donors, above their own fears. This is the ultimate sacrifice that parents make for their children. It is also the greatest gift we can give to our children, and to ourselves.
10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Infertility
Melissa Miles McCarter
Author, Academic and Publisher
Women like me face Mother's Day with shades of shame, despair and silence. So, I would like to take this opportunity to speak up and share with those who know someone who has infertility or are experiencing it themselves. Here is what I wish someone had told me about about the disease.
Surprise! DNA Test Reveals Bio Dad Is the Clinic Tech
Changing diapers, minds and habits, sometimes all in one day
If it were a movie you wouldn't believe it: One family in Salt Lake City is processing what happened after a DNA test revealed that their daughter's biological father isn't the man who raised her.
The Trigger Shot
The fertility center doesn't have a sperm bank so you need to bring your own. It reminds me of the restaurants where you can bring your own bottle of wine and they charge you a corking fee.
Fertility Clinic Fantasies
I'm not freezing an embryo to increase my chances of having a child, not even if Ryan Gosling walked into the clinic right now and offered to donate his sperm to me. Then again...
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Infertility: The Question People Won't Stop Asking Me
In my imagination, I always thought having a biological child or adopting one would equally fulfill the mother in me. Or at least that is what I thought until a few weeks ago.
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