Typically, court cases involving posthumous reproduction are filed by surviving spouses, not parents.
"Between my endometriosis, my uterine fibroids (which have caused constant disruptions and pain all of my adult life and
It’s none of your business.
We live in a “gender binary” with a prevailing female/male paradigm. For many people, the terms “gender” and “sex” are used
Self-placed IUDs would mean women who don't have access to a doctor who can insert an IUD could take their future into their own hands. While this self-inserted IUD isn't available yet, it's still a promising look at the future of birth control.
Maybe yet another reason we zoologists study the birds and the bees in the animal kingdom is to learn something that informs our human experience. Observing the mating game of the female cheetah, my dating policy about buying my own drinks has been validated.
Six female southern white rhinoceros at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park's new Rhino Rescue Center are undergoing reproductive exams this week, in the first steps of a worldwide, collaborative master plan to save the critically endangered northern white rhinoceros from the brink of extinction.
It is so easy to talk about abstinence. Lots of people could get behind it. Teachers really didn't need to know anything about reproductive health. They just had to know how to teach kids to say "no" to sex. One of the easiest ways to do this was through shame.
Any unmarried person contemplating the use of these procedures with another unmarried person must consult a lawyer prior to commencing fertility procedures if they want to protect their rights to, and the rights of, their future children to a parent-child relationship.
Macrostomum hystrix, a transparent, aquatic flatworm, has a "needle-like" reproductive organ it uses to inject sperm into
As sex writers, what horrified us the most last night was the group date in which the guys tried -- and spectacularly failed -- to teach a sex ed class to adolescents. Their embarrassment about the topic, their ignorance of basic anatomical and reproductive knowledge, their narrow-minded views of what constitutes sex -- these were all glaring examples of how far we have to go in terms of educating not only kids, but adults about sexuality.
The good news is that couples struggling with infertility now have more options than ever before. While we have much left to do, research is steadily leading to a greater understanding of infertility's causes and risk factors, better technologies, and more personalized treatments.
"What are the moral implications of genome editing?" is the question that has been posed by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics regarding the new CRISPR-Cas9 mediated germ-line genome editing technique, which allows targeted modification of DNA sequences at the level of the germ-line, i.e. gametes (eggs and sperm).
When you consider the science of it all, the art of in-vitro fertilization is quite remarkable. Seriously, nothing about it is a meek undertaking. There are so many variables involved and any one fluctuation can change the whole game in a heartbeat.
We all have to do things we don't like: take our vitamins, shovel snow when it's blocking the front door, pay our taxes, leave the womb. But we do it; we just get it over with as quickly and with as little fanfare as possible -- and it ultimately makes our lives easier and better.
I will always remember the first time I shored up the courage to give the nosey person a steely look and replied, "It's complicated."