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I’m a 39 year old man with a good job that I love, and a large home to call my own. I’m desperate to become a father before I’m “too old”, but there isn’t a partner on the horizon. What are my options?

Written by our mental health expert, Emily Koert, Ph.D. Candidate and Registered Clinical Counsellor. It’s a common assumption that once women reach a particular age, their biological clocks start ticking, and they develop “baby fever” – the desire to have a child. Although men’s “baby fever” isn’t as socially recognized, in a similar way, men […]

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Childless professional women worry about the impact of motherhood on their careers

A recent study of 25,000 women between ages 28 and 40 found most women believe that having children will adversely affect their careers. The study was conducted in the UK by gender equality campaign group Opportunity Now. The study also found that two thirds of childless women surveyed said they are expected to work longer […]

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Record number of babies born through IVF in the United States

According to a new report published by the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), in 2012 a total of 165,172 cycles of in vitro fertilization (IVF) were performed in the United States, which led to a record 61,740 births – 2,000 more than in 2011. That means that of every 100 babies born in the […]

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Canada’s first test tube baby becomes a dad

On March 25, 1982, the birth of Colin Rankin and his twin brother, Gregory, made headlines: they were Canada’s first “test tube babies” – only the 7th and 8th in the world – to be conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF). Now, Colin Rankin has made headlines again. This time it’s because his wife, Sarah […]

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