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Archive for January 2013

A remarkable gift of life: Egg donors and recipients

A recent article published in The Guardian provides a glimpse into the experience of egg donation from the perspectives of an egg donor, two women who underwent fertility treatments with donated eggs, and a fertility specialist. Consistent with recent studies of both known and anonymous egg donations, the women discussed in this article were all […]

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The high costs of having, and raising children

Most people know that raising children costs money. From diapers and strollers to clothing, health care, food and schooling, parenthood can put a strain on a family’s financial resources. But would-be parents might be surprised to learn just how expensive raising a child really is. According to MoneySense magazine, it will cost today’s parents a […]

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Older IVF patients may end up spending more on fertility treatments

People seeking treatments to have a child through assisted reproductive technologies and in particular IVF (in vitro fertilization) can end up spending a lot more money than they initially anticipated, to achieve their dream of becoming parents. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) the average cost of one IVF cycle in the […]

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