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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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How Beyonce’s Instagram pregnancy stimulates her a modern fertility goddess

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th January 2018

The latest images from eight months of fabulous photo ops indicate the singer at her push party wearing west African wax publishes and a tie-dye bikini, with a henna tattoo on her naked belly Pregnancy, so they say, is a magical period. And, in a world where nothing happens unless it happens on social media, […]

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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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Rare brain defect in newborns in Brazil rises after sudden outbreak of Zika virus

Published in Odd and Fun on 8th January 2018

Brazils health officials say the jump in cases of microcephaly is linked to mosquito-borne illnes, and the best prevention is to remove stagnant water The suspected number of cases of microcephaly, a rare brain defect in newborns, has continued to rise in Brazil, reaching 3,893 since authorities began investigating the upsurge in October, according to […]

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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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How Beyonce’s Instagram pregnancy makes her a modern fertility goddess

Published in Odd and Fun on 7th January 2018

The latest images from eight months of fabulous photo ops prove the vocalist at her move party wearing west African wax prints and a tie-dye bikini, with a henna tattoo on her naked belly Pregnancy, so they say, is a magical time. And, in a world where nothing happens unless it happens on social media, […]

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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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‘We don’t know if your baby’s a boy or a girl’: growing up intersex

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th December 2017

For generations, children with males and characteristics have been assigned a gender at birth. Is there an alternative? Parents, doctors and intersex adults share their experiences When Juliet Swire dedicated birth to her third son in February 2014, doctors told her not to tell anyone hed been born. She didnt announce Jacks arrival for weeks […]

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