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Archive for February 2014

Study finds women continue to hold misconceptions about female fertility

According to a new study published in Fertility and Sterility, women continue to hold misconceptions about female fertility. The study surveyed 1,000 women ages 18 to 40 from across the United States.  Of the sample, 80% were currently sexually active. The study found: 50% of women surveyed incorrectly believed that having sex more than once […]

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Adopting my daughter as a single mother

My name is Cindy. I grew up in a large family and knew that I wanted to have children at some point. Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with endometriosis when I was in my early 20s, and my doctors informed me that it would likely be difficult to become pregnant. Eventually I had to have a […]

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Important issues to consider when using a known sperm donor

A recent court ruling in Kansas highlights the benefits of involving a licensed physician and attorney when using a sperm donor. A US man William Marotta responded to an online ad placed by a lesbian couple, Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner who were looking for a sperm donor. The couple used “at home insemination” with […]

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Study finds fewer women are seeking help for infertility

Despite the perception that more people are accessing assisted reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization (IVF) to become pregnant, a new federal report published by the National Center for Health Statistics suggests that fewer women in the United States are accessing medical assistance for infertility. The report surveyed 22,682 American men and women, aged 15-44, […]

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