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Lesbians Sue NJ Over Fertility Treatment Mandate

Only women who've proven infertility via '2 years of unprotected intercourse' covered

(Newser) - When Erin and Marianne Krupa decided they wanted to start a family five years ago, they moved from North Carolina to New Jersey in search of a less conservative environment. Little did they know they were about to hit upon a state insurance mandate from 2001 that they say specifically... More »

Doctor Defends Decision to Help 72-Year-Old Give Birth

Other doctors want to ban fertility treatments for women 50 and above

(Newser) - An embryologist in India is defending his decision to help a 72-year-old woman give birth for the first time . Dr. Anurag Bishnoi tells the Guardian he was at first hesitant to perform the IVF procedure for Daljinder Kaur and her 79-year-old husband at his clinic in Hisar, but went ahead... More »

Bill Would Give $20K to Vets With Infertility, Groin Injuries

Money could help start family, or be 'used at the veteran's discretion'

(Newser) - Veterans unable to have children because of a service-related injury would receive $20,000 under a bill introduced to the House of Representatives on Monday. Rep. Jeff Miller, who proposed the bill, says the funds would help compensate nearly 1,400 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who suffered... More »

Photo of Baby in Syringe Heart Goes Viral

Facebook pic speaks to both struggles, joys of IVF treatments

(Newser) - A photo that depicts the struggle, pain, and (hopefully) eventual joy of IVF treatments has gone viral on social media thanks to a nationwide fertility clinic. The picture posted Oct. 5 on the Sher Institutes Facebook page shows a baby girl lying on a white backdrop, in the middle of... More »

Woman Denied the Chance to Carry Her Grandchild

Court rules UK mother can't use dead daughter's eggs

(Newser) - When a UK woman was diagnosed with bowel cancer at age 23, her parents say there was one thing she wanted if she didn't survive: to have her mom carry her babies . But the High Court in London has dashed that dream after ruling that the fertilized eggs of... More »

Sex Will Soon Be Purely Recreational

Not procreational, claims chemist who helped invent the pill

(Newser) - One of the co-inventors of the birth control pill is impregnating the Internet with a new theory: that his own invention will be pretty much obsolete by the year 2050 and that sex will be reserved for recreational, rather than procreational, purposes. In an interview with the Telegraph , Austrian-American chemist... More »

Discovered: Sperm's Docking Station

Protein allows sperm to link with egg

(Newser) - Scientists are announcing a breakthrough in the study of fertility. They've learned more about how a sperm cell links to an egg cell, offering hope for future treatments—for both fertility and contraception, Nature reports. Scientists already knew of a protein on the surface of a sperm cell that... More »

In Mix-up, Woman Pregnant With Other Couple's Twins

Italian woman didn't learn of the December mistake for 3 months

(Newser) - "Mix-up" is a word best left out of sentences involving another word: pregnancy. But the two are making headlines together following yesterday's report that a woman in Rome became pregnant with twins after undergoing fertility treatment—except the embryos she was implanted with weren't those of her... More »

IVF Births Hit Record High

Procedure now accounts for 1.5% of US births

(Newser) - Around 30 years after America's first "test tube baby" was born, enough IVF babies were born in the US in 2012 to fill a medium-sized town, according to a new report from the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology. The organization says its 379 member clinics performed a total... More »

Doctors' Group to Women: Don't Freeze Your Eggs

The technology does not 'guarantee a successful pregnancy,' they warn

(Newser) - Egg freezing has apparently become such a trend that the New York Times last year covered a trend within the trend: parents who help foot the bill for freezing their aging daughters' eggs. But the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have issued a blunt message to women in their... More »

Fertility Clinic Boss Likely Fathered 600 Kids

Bertold Wiesner secretly made 20 donations a year for decades

(Newser) - The biologist Bertold Wiesner set up a fertility clinic for high IQ donors in London in the 1940s, helping women conceive 1,500 babies before he died in 1972. But what he did not tell those using his clinic was that he was the clinic's major donor, likely making... More »

Octomom: IVF Treatments Were a Mistake

But Nadya Suleman says she's doing the best she can

(Newser) - After 14 kids and major money troubles, "Octomom" Nadya Suleman is admitting that, yes, the fertility treatments that ended in octuplets were a mistake. "Was it a mistake to have IVF after having six children already?" she was asked on NBC Dateline. "Yes, absolutely," she answered.... More »

New Lending Boom: 'Fertility Finance'

Doctors fear predatory lending for in vitro procedures

(Newser) - Poor economy or not, families want children—and with bank credit tight, a specialized industry is reaping the benefits. "Fertility finance" firms provide loans for in vitro fertilizations, which regularly cost more than $20,000. The business looks set to soar this year, insiders tell the Wall Street Journal... More »

Chinese Lust to Have 'Dragon' Baby

Infants born this year will be lucky, successful, wanna-be parents believe

(Newser) - The dragon is one of the luckiest and most powerful signs in the Chinese zodiac, and people born in the year of the dragon—which runs from today to Feb. 9, 2013—are supposed to be strong and successful. So many Chinese and Chinese-Americans are going to extraordinary lengths to... More »

Octomom Doc Loses License

Calif. decides Michael Kamrava presents danger to the public

(Newser) - If Nadya Suleman ever decides that 14 kids isn't enough, she won't be able to turn to Beverly Hills fertility doctor Michael Kamrava for help. Kamrava, who helped Suleman conceive octuplets when she already had six children, and implanted seven embryos in a 49-year-old woman who only wanted... More »

Women in 20s Should Freeze Ovaries: Doctor

Section could be re-transplanted later in life for childbirth

(Newser) - Young women should freeze sections of their ovaries for use later in life, a fertility expert has proposed. The doctor who performed the world's first full ovary transplant is promoting a procedure in which women in their 20's would have up to a third of an ovary removed and frozen.... More »

Why I'll Never Freeze My Eggs

Jessi Klein is 35, but not desperate

(Newser) - Jessi Klein is 35 and childless, which meant it was time for that “horribly clichéd sad-woman moment” at her gynecologist’s office: The moment her doctor asked if she wanted some “literature” about freezing her eggs. At that moment, “I decided I didn’t want the... More »

IVF Success Rate Plummets After First Two Tries

(Newser) - Trying to get pregnant with IVF? Be prepared to switch up your baby plan—experts warn that a woman's chances of becoming pregnant with in vitro fertilization decrease dramatically after only two attempts. After one treatment, 59% of women become pregnant, but that number falls to 35% for women who... More »

Celine Dion, 42, Pregnant With Twins

Double success after multiple fertility treatments

(Newser) - After undergoing six in-vitro fertilization attempts, Céline Dion not only managed to get pregnant but is expecting twins. The 42-year-old Canadian singer, already mom to 9-year-old son René-Charles, is 14 weeks along. "Celine is just hoping for a healthy pregnancy," her 68-year-old husband/manager told People . "... More »

Higher SATs Mean More Cash for Egg Donors

Some worry about commodification as prices approach $35K

(Newser) - Smarter women—or at least those who test well—get paid more to donate eggs. "Holding all else equal, an increase of 100 SAT points in the score of a typical incoming student increased the compensation offered to oocyte donors at that college or university by $2,350,"... More »

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