Posts tagged "fertility"

I Only Have 12 Percent Of My Eggs Left?

I think about babies a lot. Big, fat tears rolled down my cheeks while watching Kourtney Kardashian give birth on Sunday’s episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” I secretly…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 24, 2010 - 1:00 pm

Debate This: Would You Donate Your Eggs For Cash?

All manner of experts are asserting that the wheels have come off our already craptacular economy and no imminent signs of an upturn are apparent. Massive layoffs across all sectors…

Lauren Gitlin | January 12, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Want A Baby? Hook Up With An Ugly Guy

According to an article in the Telegraph today, research suggests that ugly men are more likely than attractive ones to get their mates knocked up. The theory is based on…

Wendy Atterberry | July 10, 2009 - 11:45 am

Another Reason You Don’t Need A Man: Scientists Develop Sperm Without Them

British scientists have found a way to create fully mature, functioning sperm in a lab. Researcher on the project, Professor Karim Nayernia explained, “The work is a way of investigating…

Zandile Blay | July 8, 2009 - 7:45 pm

Poll: Would You Freeze Your Eggs?

In Newsweek, Rachel Lehmann-Haupt shares how she decided to have some of her eggs frozen at 37. After a relationship ended, Rachel wanted to have kids of her own at…

Catherine Strawn | May 6, 2009 - 2:15 pm

OctoMom To Star In Porn Movie?

MAKE IT STOP. OctoMom, a.k.a. Nadya Suleman, a.k.a. the brood-having, Angelina Jolie-wannabe, has been offered $1 million to star in an adult movie. I think my head just exploded. The…

Susannah Breslin | February 25, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Has The Business Of Making Babies Gone Too Far?

In last weekend’s edition of the New York Times Magazine, Alex Kuczynski, the author of Beauty Junkies, writes about having a baby by surrogate in “Her Body, My Baby.” In…

Susannah Breslin | December 1, 2008 - 12:00 pm

Fertility And The Affections Of Men

Deborah Anderson and her colleagues, who looked at Coca-Cola as a spermicide, weren’t the only ones awarded an Ig Nobel Prize by the Annals of Improbably Research magazine. Geoffrey Miller,…

Catherine Strawn | October 4, 2008 - 12:00 pm

In-Vitro Fertilization Turns 30!

Happy 30th Birthday in-vitro fertilization! That’s right, it’s a big b-day for anyone conceived via IVF, especially Louise Brown, the world’s first IVF baby. Her parents, Lesley and John, had…

Simcha | July 24, 2008 - 6:30 pm

The Daily Squeeze: The End Of Fertility, Hayden Panettiere’s Sining, And A Scary Story

In Nature, scientists predict infertility will be eradicated, and newborns and seniors will be able to have kids. [LiveScience]…

Catherine Strawn | July 17, 2008 - 12:00 pm

Obesity Can Cause Fertility Problems

There’s been a dramatic increase in obesity in the U.S. over the past 20 years, and a new study from researchers in Scotland suggests obesity might be inhibiting men’s fertility.

Catherine Strawn | July 9, 2008 - 2:30 pm

Sexual Preference From A Fertility Gene?

One of the questions in the nature vs. nurture regarding homosexuality is if homosexuality is hereditary, and those in same-sex relationships can’t reproduce, why hasn’t homosexuality disappeared? A new Italian…

Catherine Strawn | June 18, 2008 - 2:00 pm

Girl Must Decide Whether To Use Mother’s Eggs Before She’s 18

This is a strange and sad story. A ten-year-old girl in England has Turner syndrome, a condition that generally causes infertility because an X chromosome is missing. When the girl…

Catherine Strawn | May 28, 2008 - 3:00 pm

Grow Your Own Baby

It’s alive, it’s aliiiiiiive! German scientists have successful inseminated rats with Franken-sperm, the first lab grown man-juice. Genetics researchers at the University of Goettingen have developed fetuses through embryonic stem…

Simcha | April 8, 2008 - 4:00 pm
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