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Archive for August 2014

Celebrities open up about their fertility problems

According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, infertility affects 7.3 million women and their partners in the United States. In Canada, infertility is also on the rise, with 16% (roughly 1 in 6 couples) experiencing fertility challenges. Yet, despite the increasing number of people experiencing infertility, there continues to be stigma and secrecy around […]

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I’m 25 and I don’t want to be a mother

My name is Ali. I’ve always loved being around kids, and I’m really good with them, but I’ve never wanted my own. I’m a kindergarten teacher and I spend my entire day with kids. I like not having to deal with them when I come home from work. I’m totally okay with my child-free choice. […]

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Company developing high tech birth control chip

The ongoing search for the most effective and easy form of birth control may have turned an important corner. MicroCHIPS, a United States-based company that specializes in long-term implantable drug delivery technology, is developing a new contraceptive implant. The birth control chip, measuring 20 x 20 x 7 millimeters, could be implanted under the skin […]

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Staying up late may affect women’s fertility

A new report published in Fertility and Sterility suggests that women who are trying to conceive or are currently pregnant should avoid being exposed to light during the night. Led by Russel J. Reiter, a professor at the University of Texas Health Center, the research team reviewed previous studies and focused on the effect of […]

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