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Archive for November 2012

Making sure I have a Plan B

My name is Lacey. I recently found out that I have breast cancer. At 24 years old, with student loans and a career to build, getting cancer was the last thing I could have imagined. I’m only 24 for heaven’s sake. I thought breast cancer was something that happened to older women! It all happened […]

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Social egg freezing – An option for women who aren’t yet ready to have children

“Social egg freezing” is a relatively new fertility procedure in which a woman elects to have her eggs frozen for non-medical (i.e., “social”) reasons, such as not meeting the “right” partner or delaying the process of having children while she pursues other life goals (e.g., travel, career, financial security). Many women know they want to […]

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You can minimize the risk of contracting a STI

There are several STIs that can have a negative effect on women’s and men’s fertility (e.g., Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis). STIs can cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) in women, and epididymitis (inflammation of the tube that connects the vas deferens and testicles) in men. For women, PID can lead to infertility by causing permanent damage to […]

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Your mother’s age at menopause may predict your fertility

The results of a recent study published in the journal Human Reproduction suggest that women may be able to predict the length of their reproductive years based on the age at which their mother entered menopause. The study was conducted with 527 female healthcare workers between 20 and 40 years of age. Researchers tested participants’ […]

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