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Archive for February 2014

I am 38 and have always wanted to have children. But despite a number of relationships I haven’t found “Mr. Right” much less “Mr. Good Fatherhood Potential”. So I’m thinking about using donor sperm to have a child. Surprisingly my family and friends are on board with this, but the question keeps coming up “What will you tell your child about his or her ‘father’?” Can you advise me as to what to say to my child about the donor, and when?

Written by our mental health expert, Dr. Karen Kranz, Registered Psychologist.  You have said that you have not met the person with whom you want to partner and parent. However, you still very much want to parent a child that is biologically related to you and you have chosen to conceive this child with the […]

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Doctors warn of health risk of popular contraceptive

Doctors in Britain have been advised by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to inform patients that those who are taking “third generation contraceptives” including brands such as Yasmin, Femodene, and Marvelon are nearly twice as likely to develop blood clots as those who are taking older brands of contraceptive tablets. Researchers found […]

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Canada’s first test tube baby becomes a dad

On March 25, 1982, the birth of Colin Rankin and his twin brother, Gregory, made headlines: they were Canada’s first “test tube babies” – only the 7th and 8th in the world – to be conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF). Now, Colin Rankin has made headlines again. This time it’s because his wife, Sarah […]

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Deadlocked: I’m ready for kids … and she’s not

My name is Eric and my wife’s name is Polly. We’ve been together 7 years, and tied the knot 5 years ago. We had the kid conversation early in our relationship. Polly said she absolutely wanted to have kids some day. I was certain that I wanted them too. Around our first year anniversary, I […]

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