Category: Fertility

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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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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Turn Panic into Peace: A New Edition of In Her Own Sweet Time: Egg Freezing and the New Frontiers of Family

Turn Panic into Peace: A New Edition of In Her Own Sweet Time: Egg Freezing and the New Frontiers of Family

Turn Panic into Peace: A new edition with updated medical, technological, and social science research In the six years that have passed since I published  the first edition of my memoir about the new choices that women face as they are having children older and are trying to balance career, ...

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The Scoop on Fertility Tests

The Scoop on Fertility Tests

An increasing number of women want to test their fertility, and it’s definitely a smart choice to make, even in your 20s. The market has responded by offering home fertility tests that make it much easier than going to the doctor’s office. First Response, for example, now makes a home ...

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