Archive for October 2013

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New breakthrough in understanding brain-fertility link

A recent study offers important information that helps explain how the circuits in the brain affect normal fertility. The study was led by neuroscientist Allan Herbison at the University of Otago in New Zealand. The research team previously found that a small protein known as kisspeptin, and its receptor Gpr54, were vital for fertility. In […]

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Couple undergoing IVF on live TV

Jessica Menkhausen and Derek Manion, both 33, have put their wedding on hold to pay for in vitro fertilization (IVF) in the hopes of having a baby. Jessica has dealt with fertility problems for the last 9 years, including two ectopic pregnancies. The couple has decided to chronicle their IVF procedure on live television on […]

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Hope for fertility after childhood cancer

A recent article in the Globe and Mail highlighted the story of Karen Cormier, a woman who developed kidney cancer when she was 5 years old. Cormier, now 39, always assumed that the life-saving treatment that she received to cure her from cancer had ultimately left her infertile.  After two years of trying unsuccessfully to […]

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Surrounding our family with people who accept and love us

My name is Marcie. I’m 37 years old, and partnered with an amazing woman named Kate. We’ve been together for 5 years and recently got married. Kate’s family has welcomed me into their family like I was one of their own. My family has been an entirely different story. They’ve had a hard time accepting […]

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