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Archive for March 2013

Menopause: The end of a woman’s natural fertility lifespan

Women’s reproductive lifespan begins in puberty with the onset of menarche, and ends with menopause – the time in a woman’s life when menstruation permanently ends. Perimenopause (the years leading up to menopause) is a natural biological process when a woman’s body goes through numerous physiological and hormonal changes that ultimately affect her fertility. Most […]

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Men may have healthier sperm in the winter months

According to the results of a study recently published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, men have healthier sperm and a higher sperm count in the winter and early spring, in comparison to other times throughout the year. Sperm produced in the winter months have been found to be faster swimmers, and have […]

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I’m 33 and have a great job that I love. I’ve just been offered a fabulous promotion that will require a lot of travel and 18 hour work days. It’s the job of my dreams! But I also really want to have kids – which I just can’t see happening in the next 5 years if I take this job. What should I do?

This month’s Ask an Expert question has been answered by our site creator, Dr. Judith Daniluk, a leading researcher and counsellor in the field of women’s sexuality and reproductive health. Learn more about Dr. Daniluk here.    First let me congratulate you on your job offer. It sounds as if you are in the fortunate position of being […]

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The ultimate gift – A sister’s story of being a surrogate

My name is Laura. My sister Stacey and I were born a year apart and grew up sharing everything – clothes, toys, books, and even friends. When we both got married, we assumed that we’d share maternity leaves together and that our children would be the best of friends. My husband and I started trying […]

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