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Artificial wombs could soon be a reality. What will this mean for women?

Published in Odd and Fun on 20th September 2017

Technology is well on the way to realising ectogenesis, improving premature baby survival and increasing fertility alternatives. But it also has other, more frightening, implications We are approaching a biotechnological breakthrough. Ectogenesis, the invention of a complete external womb, could totally change the nature of human reproduction. In April this year, researchers at the Children’s […]

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The real reason women freeze their eggs | Eva Wiseman

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th September 2017

Its often assumed females freeze their eggs to stop the ticking of their fertility clocks so they can fissure on with their careers. The truth is rather different, says Eva Wiseman Theres a narrative that weve been told about why women freeze their eggs, which begins with aspiration for a career and ends with them […]

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Experience: I had a free birth

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th September 2017

We never extricated ourselves from the system; we just didnt go for check-ups or scans A free birth is one without medical assistance. For us, that entailed no scans , no the physicians and 58 hours of labour in our lounge: simply me, my husband, Flynn, and our friend Claire. Im 32 and a yoga […]

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‘ There was nothing incorrect with my spouse- it was me ‘: the men waking up to fertility problems

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th September 2017

Men have all the time in the world to have a baby, right? Not according to recent research. Gratify a new generation who are freezing their sperm and combating their biological clocks Myles Elton was 21 when medical doctors told him he might never have children. He and Erin were teenage sweethearts and had married […]

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What I’m really thinking: the woman trying for a newborn

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th September 2017

The last thing you should say to a woman who is desperately trying to have a newborn is, Try not to think about it. Its all we think about Read more: www.theguardian.com

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Married Couple Discovers Theyre Biological Twins In Story With Many Sad Twistings

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th September 2017

A doctor at a Mississippi fertility clinic was forced to reveal some extremely shocking news to a couple seeking treatment from him. The two came to the clinic because they had been struggling to conceive a child and were interested in learning more about the in vitro fertilization process. After performing routine DNA exams, the […]

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Able semen: sperm has a shelf life, too( even if Mick Jagger is still going strong)

Published in Odd and Fun on 3rd September 2017

The rapid decline in womens fertility as they age is well known but what about men and their sperm? Read the fine print and the answer becomes less clear Some weeks ago, a sperm cell( lets call this little guy Vince) fused with an egg and resulted in a pregnancy. What induces Vince a newsworthy […]

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‘Moms are persona non grata’: are tech startups hostile to running moms?

Published in Odd and Fun on 1st September 2017

From all-nighters at the office to insensitive male coworkers, running mothers and mothers-to-be often describe the tech world as hostile to their needs Sara Mauskopf was nine months pregnant and about to go on maternity leave, when her boss, the Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann, mentioned her by name at an all-hands meeting: personnel would no […]

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How I stopped my state from dedicating parental rights to rapists

Published in Odd and Fun on 1st September 2017

( CNN) The first thing you need to know is that I love my child with all my heart. It’s important for me to tell you that because my daughter was conceived through a sexual assault, and after her birth I was told that I couldn’t has really been raped if I chose to have […]

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These Comics Demonstrate The Hilarious Truths Of Being Pregnant And A New Mom

Published in Odd and Fun on 28th August 2017

Being pregnant is a beautiful journey to bring new life into the world. While you count down the working day to meet your new little buddy, you expect your body to go through the necessary changes. But there are a few unexpected amazes that come along for the ride with your bundle of joy. Line […]

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