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Content Tagged: assisted reproduction

“The gift of life” – heartwarming stories of surrogate motherhood

Several articles have made the news of late, as family members and friends share their heartwarming stories of creating their families through gestational surrogacy. A recent article in the Daily Mail Online outlines the heartwarming story of 49 year old Leslie Sirois’ experience of acting as a surrogate mother for her daughter, Angel. Last summer, […]

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Multiple IVF cycles and age at menopause: New research suggests there may be a link

Since the first successful IVF treatment in 1978, it has been widely believed that the medications and procedures involved in IVF have no long-term, negative effects on later ovarian functioning. However, a recent research study has demonstrated a link between repeated cycles of IVF and the age at which a woman begins menopause. A total […]

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Study examines advantages and disadvantages of first-time parenting after age 40

A recent study conducted at the University of California offers some information about what first-time parents see as advantages and disadvantages of having children after age 40. The researchers conducted interviews with 46 couples and 15 individual men and women. Most of the men and women identified advantages to later childbearing such as having established […]

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Ovarian tissue freezing offers women new way of preserving their fertility

A new clinic opening in the United Kingdom is to be the first of its kind in the country to offer women the chance to freeze their ovarian tissue in their 20s and early 30s so it can be re-implanted when they are ready to have children later in their lives. This new fertility preservation […]

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