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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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Surrogate mother who sold same babies twice sentenced for scam

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th September 2017

French woman known merely as Aurore dedicated suspended sentence for victimizing two gay couples who hired her A French tribunal has given a one-year suspended incarcerate sentence to a woman is guilty of victimizing two lesbian couples who hired her as a surrogate mom. The female has been named merely as Aurore. Surrogacy is illegal […]

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I’m treating pregnant women with Zika and this is what it’s like | Christine Curry

Published in Odd and Fun on 17th September 2017

Some females decide on termination. Others carry on, despite the risks. With so much about the virus still unknown, its a journey for both doctors and patients As a medical student, I recollect reading books about the early days of the HIV epidemic and wondering what it was like for physicians to take care of […]

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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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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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FTAG 1 TTIMG 1 TT UK physicians to seek permission to create newborn with Dna from three people

Published in Odd and Fun on 25th August 2017

Specialists poised to offer mitochondrial replacing therapy if governments fertility regulator approves the treatment Doctors will seek permission this month to create Britains first newborn from the DNA of three people if the governments fertility regulator approves the therapy for carefully selected patients. Specialists in Newcastle are ready to offer mitochondrial replacing therapy( MRT) to […]

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