Archive for September 2013

Financing Fertility Treatments

Postponing parenthood to gain our financial “footing”

My name is Kate. I was the typical “roving” 20-something – after graduating with my undergraduate degree and degree in teaching, I travelled to Asia, teaching English to finance my travels. Eventually I explored Africa, India, and the Middle East before returning to my home state when I was 25. I was ready to settle […]

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Coming out of the fertility closet: celebrities like Jimmy Fallon help reduce secrecy around surrogacy

A recent commentary piece in Time highlighted how talk-show host Jimmy Fallon and his wife, Nancy Juvonen, are helping reduce the secrecy around fertility treatments and third party reproduction by admitting to using a surrogate to have their daughter, Winnie Rose. Although 1 in 6 US couples experiences infertility, many do not share their diagnosis […]

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Sperm donation has been around for decades

A recent article profiled Dr. Helena Wright, a renowned doctor and educator who practiced during World War I in England. During this time, with the help of a sperm donor known by the pseudonym “Derek” Helena assisted hundreds of women whose husbands had returned from the war and were unable to father children. Many of […]

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How Long Can Women Wait - 3708191

I am 33 and not in a position to have children for at least another 5 or 6 years. I’ve been freaking out with all the talk these days about age-related fertility declines. But I recently read an article by Jean Twenge that argues fertility doesn’t drop off the map for women in their mid- to late 30s. Is it true that the majority of women can safely wait to have children until their late 30s and early 40s? I guess what I’m really asking is “how long I can wait”?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Beth Taylor, co-founder and co-director of Olive Fertility Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia. As women, we’re born with a certain number of eggs, and each month, in fact almost every day, eggs are being used or dying. Eventually we run out of eggs and that’s when the menopause occurs. The […]

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