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Ectopic pregnancy: A serious and potentially life-threatening condition

In natural conception, in order for a pregnancy to occur, an egg must be released from a woman’s ovary, travel down her fallopian tube, and become fertilized by a man’s sperm. Under normal circumstances, the fertilized egg then travels down into the woman’s uterus where it implants itself and grows into a fetus over the […]

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Stress may damage a man’s sperm and lead to negative fetal outcomes

Previous research has explored how environmental factors such as chronic stress and drug use during a mother’s pregnancy can increase her child’s risk of various diseases and negatively affect the child’s neurological development. However, a recent study with male mice, has explored how the male’s levels of chronic stress may affect offspring. Prior to allowing […]

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I’m 35 and my biological clock is ticking loudly…

My name is Ariadne. I had my 35th birthday two weekends ago. My parents threw me a party and invited all of my family and my close friends and their families. It was a pretty special day –gorgeous and sunny, and I was surrounded by all the people who love me. As I was standing […]

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New fathers may feel more attractive after the birth of their child

To date, researchers have primarily focused on exploring women’s experiences of physical changes during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period. However, a recent study published in the Journal of Gender Studies explored how childbearing affects both women’s and men’s experiences of their bodies. The findings indicate that new mothers perceived their attractiveness to decrease after […]

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