As long as the business of creating surplus embryos remains unregulated in the United States, donating and adopting embryonic children increases the demand for it.
A hot, new, headline-grabbing study claims men in Western countries have a lower sperm count than their counterparts in South America, Asia, and Africa, all due to plastic.
Jay and Bey are helping others on fertility journeys know they’re not alone. For those facing setbacks on the road to building a family, that in itself is meaningful.
My friend asked me how to balance honesty about the difficulties of fertility with sympathy for her friends who couldn’t have kids. Here are some ideas.
Infertile couples are desperately wanting and waiting for children. Foster children are children desperately wanting and waiting for parents this very moment.
Infertility is not a traumatic event but rather a state of being traumatized, so the stages of recovery and grief become a way of life, not a stage of life.
You’re never too young to meet your future spouse. And start your family while you’re still young, because it only gets harder with age.
‘I didn’t care about fame or fortune, big house, fancy career, nice car—none of that has ever been important to me. I just wanted to be a mom.’
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s willingness to publicly address a past miscarriage, their struggle to conceive this time around, and joyfully embrace their twins is important.
The critical adoration for ‘Children of Men’ is largely misplaced. The movie is technically brilliant, but fails even as the sort of political agitprop its admirers would like it to be.
A new book, ‘The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood,’ tackles and important and often ignored topic—but needlessly hops up on a political soapbox.
For every adoption-eligible baby, an invisible queue of 36 couples waits for the chance to take that baby home. Most never will.
The U.S. fertility rate has fallen to match its record low. Here’s why that needs to change, and you need to be the one to change it.
It has become cool for celebrities to publicly praise family.
There are better ways to address infertility. Kim Kardashian should not use a surrogate to bear another child, and neither should you.
Meet the industry that conjures life and often causes death yet argues, with a straight face, for ‘professional self-regulation.’
We should worry about this modern notion that bearing children needs to be preceded (and justified) by an exhaustive search for ‘adequate’ reasons.
Yes, it’s a good idea to appreciate our mothers. But let’s also remember that this day can be tremendously hard on women.
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