Let’s Raise the Volume on the Next Wave for Women, Families and Advanced Reproductive Technology

Let’s Raise the Volume on the Next Wave for Women, Families and Advanced Reproductive Technology

“We still have a long way to go. Our policies just haven’t kept up with the challenges women and families face today.”  —Hillary Rodham Clinton, Fortune Magazine, September 29th, 2016 In the past few months I’ve been so energized by the possibility that the most powerful glass ceiling in ...

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Next Wave Fertility: Why We Need A Think Lab Dedicated to the Future of Family

Next Wave Fertility: Why We Need A Think Lab Dedicated to the Future of Family

Around the turn of the 21st century, I started noticing a trend among my friends. We we’re staying single longer and many of us we’re starting to feel anxious about our biological clocks. We questioned how we were going to make it all (career, marriage, family) happen in this small window ...

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Why Egg Freezing Makes Dating Better

Why Egg Freezing Makes Dating Better

By Valerie Landis Dating is tough. Period. With the thousands of online dating sites and apps, it feels like finding a match is more difficult than ever. Strange how more options actually gives us less romantic results. We can feel like a needle in a haystack, lost in the sea of profiles. Well ...

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Your Fertility Crystal Ball: How Would Your Life Change with a Genetic Test that Could Help You Better Know the Optimal Age to Have a Baby?

Your Fertility Crystal Ball: How Would Your Life Change with a Genetic Test that Could Help You Better Know the Optimal Age to Have a Baby?

When I was in my mid 30s, I really wanted to have a baby, but I wasn’t quite ready. I talked to my OBGYN about freezing my eggs. It was 2009 and the procedure was still labeled “experimental” by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, but my fertility doctor told me the technique ...

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Somewhere Down the Line: A Breast Cancer Survivor Muses on Her “Totsicles” Tucked Away in an Earthquake-Safe Freezer

Somewhere Down the Line: A Breast Cancer Survivor Muses on Her “Totsicles” Tucked Away in an Earthquake-Safe Freezer

By Meaghan Calcari Campbell I never grew up dreaming about becoming a mother. You know that image of a little girl, swinging around a baby doll, cooing in a sing-song voice, practicing for when she becomes a real mom? Not me. “When the annual “embryo storage fee” comes due, I write a ...

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Calculate Your Frozen Egg Success

Calculate Your Frozen Egg Success

It’s not a bad idea to think about the point you’ll use your frozen eggs. You could be waiting for Mr. (or Ms.) Right, or for Mr. (or Ms.) Right to be ready to have kids. Maybe you’re just too darn busy working, traveling and living it up to get on the baby track. Don’t […]

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Slate:  Single-Mother Families Aren’t the “Other”

Slate: Single-Mother Families Aren’t the “Other”

They’re increasingly the norm. And it’s time to end the shaming and stigmatizing of solo moms. Read full story here.

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The “Angelina Jolie” BRCA Gene and Your Fertility

The “Angelina Jolie” BRCA Gene and Your Fertility

Women who carry the gene that increases their risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer may also have a higher risk for infertility. “Women in their mid-30s who carry the BRCA1 mutation have, on average, ovarian reserves similar to those of non-carriers who are two years older.” ...

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The Science of Single, Same Sex, and “Multiplex” Parenting: Could this Be Our Reproductive Future?

The Science of Single, Same Sex, and “Multiplex” Parenting: Could this Be Our Reproductive Future?

A new Advanced Reproductive Technology called In vitro gametogenesis (IVG) is giving the phrase “it takes a village” new meaning. It was developed out of the discovery that scientists can now use stems cells to create gametes, which can then be made into either sperm cells or egg cells. IVG ...

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The Age of the Open Source Family

The Age of the Open Source Family

When I was researching In Her Own Sweet Time: Egg Freezing and the New Frontiers of Family, which is about the rising age of motherhood and all the new choices women and men are making when it comes to building family, I came across a surprising fact via the American Census. The nuclear family, ...

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