Archive for February 2013

We’ve been trying to get pregnant for a year… and I’m getting worried

My name is Jessica. My husband and I have been together for over 10 years. We’re both 35. About a year ago we finally started to feel ready to start our family. So we gave up birth control and looked forward to the process of baby-making. For the first 6 months we just enjoyed the […]

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Vasectomy reversal procedures may help restore men’s fertility

A vasectomy is a surgical procedure performed on men, typically using local anesthesia. During the surgery, the vas deferens from each testicle are clamped or cut, and subsequently tied, stitched or sealed. This prevents sperm from mixing with semen during ejaculation – the purpose being to prevent a man from getting his partner pregnant. Men […]

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Risk of STI's

Rates of chlamydia may be on the rise

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia Trachomatis. It is contracted through sexual contact, and is the most common STI in both Canada and the US. Among women, common symptoms include, but are not limited to, a burning sensation during urination, painful sexual intercourse, bleeding between periods and […]

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India proposes to ban singles, gays and common law couples from commercial surrogacy

In recent years, couples and individuals trying to create their families have been seeking commercial surrogacy options in greater numbers, particularly in India. Commonly referred to as “reproductive tourism”, those who can’t afford or are restricted from pursuing fertility treatments in their own county, often pursue treatments in other countries where the costs are more […]

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