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

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th January 2018

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

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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 12th January 2018

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 makes Vince a newsworthy […]

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The man who may have secretly fathered 200 children

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th January 2018

When Esther-Louise Heijs son asked if she could trace his genetic parent, she began a battle to find out whether she was deluded by her late physician, Jan Karbaat, who is suspected of fathering up to 200 of his patients children Twenty five years ago, when she was 35, Esther-Louise Heij made two decisions that […]

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

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th January 2018

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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‘ It tears every part of your life away ‘: the truth about male infertility

Published in Odd and Fun on 8th January 2018

Men are facing a fertility crisis, so why is most practical and emotional support offered to couples struggling to conceive is targeted at women? James and Davina D’Souza met and fell in love in their early 20 s. They got married five years later, and three years afterwards had saved enough to buy a family […]

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Treat surrogate mothers as sex offenders, says Italian minister

Published in Odd and Fun on 7th January 2018

Angelino Alfano says wombs for rent should be punishable with prison, as he suggests new laws will make it easier for gay couples to use surrogate mothers Italys interior minister has called for surrogates to be treated as sex offenders, as part of a broader campaign against the prime ministers efforts to grant family rights […]

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Tony Garnett: The backstreet abortion that destroyed my family

Published in Odd and Fun on 6th January 2018

Cathy Come Home and Kes producer Tony Garnett is behind much of Britains best screen drama since the mid-6 0s. Merely lately did the truth hit home the secret of his success came from the traumatic loss of both parents when he was five, after a botched abortion On the night that came to define […]

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Michel Odent:’ How long can humanity survive now ?’

Published in Odd and Fun on 4th January 2018

Michel Odent has moved from being the benign natural-birth pioneer to a doomsayer predicting that caesarean sections will increase autism spectrum ailments and change humanity on an evolutionary level Michel Odent has expended his life challenging the conventions of medical orthodoxy. Now in his 80 s, the doctor who encouraged women to experience pain-free labor […]

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‘ It tears every part of your life away ‘: the truth about male infertility

Published in Odd and Fun on 3rd January 2018

Men are facing a fertility crisis, so why is most practical and emotional support offered to couples struggling to conceive is targeted at girls? James and Davina D’Souza met and fell in love in their early 20 s. They got married five years later, and three years afterwards had saved enough to buy a family […]

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Brad and Angelina proved there’s no such thing as the perfect marriage: so why do we feign?

Published in Odd and Fun on 2nd January 2018

Recent research shows the number of highly unhappy couples has doubled in the UK, but popular culture still clings to the fairytale ending Pretty much all the cliches of the fairytale( the noble prince, the helpless princess) have long been satirised, in everything from The Princess Bride to Shrek to the Zog volumes by the […]

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