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Shifting our idea of the perfect family: Experiencing secondary infertility

My name is Theresa and my husband’s name is Matteo. We have a beautiful little girl named Malia who just had her third birthday. Matteo and I started trying for a baby when I was 35 years old – once we both finished school, got our careers established and did some of the travelling we […]

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New genetic treatment offers fertility hope for women with hereditary diseases

For women who carry genetic markers for debilitating hereditary diseases, a new genetic treatment may offer hope for having a healthy baby. In this new treatment, “defective” DNA from the egg of a woman who carries the genetic markers for a hereditary disease is replaced with healthier genetic material from a donor egg. The genetically […]

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A proposed California bill may allow egg donors to be paid for research purposes

The laws surrounding the process of egg donation vary from country to country and in the US, from state to state. For example, in Canada the laws strictly prohibit egg donors from being financially reimbursed for their donation, whether that donation is for the purpose of assisting in the creation of a child or for […]

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Egg freezing: A positive experience for some women

Social egg freezing is a fertility preservation option available to women, which is becoming increasingly more common, in part because of the availability of this option based on recent advances in the science of successfully freezing eggs. According to the results of a recent study conducted at the Centre for Reproductive Medicine in Brussels, this […]

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