Dr. John Zhang of Manhattan’s New Hope Fertility Center has long performed miracles for fertility-challenged couples. In a typical year, his futuristic-looking clinic (its sleek all white-interior looks like something out of a 2001: A Space Odyssey-themed spa) oversees hundreds of births.
Last month, Daljinder Kaur, a woman in her 70s, gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Kaur underwent two years of IVF treatments and, according to the Washington Post, she did so against the initial objections of doctors and her 79-year-old husband, Mohinder Singh Gill. After undergoing IVF at the National Fertility and…
Chances are you were told in school that you could get pregnant any time you have sex so don’t have sex. But that’s mostly a lie to get you to keep it in your pants—it’s actually not that easy to make a baby.
As the Zika virus continues to scare the shit out of everyone, fertility clinics and sperm banks are trying to adopt safety measures to keep infected sperm out of their supply. Although Zika is primarily spread through mosquito bites, it can also be sexually transmitted and through blood transfusions.
An increasing number of women are having children over 40, according to a CDC report; a second report shows that the average age of new mothers is steadily climbing in general.
Despite the preponderance of think-pieces on the subject, few children are actually materializing through the egg freezing route. Is what’s being billed as the modern woman’s insurance policy actually a crock of bullshit?
A new parasite-centric discovery could lead to an advance in fertility medicine. The BBC reports that researchers have found a correlation between a certain type of roundworm infection and the number of children born to indigenous women in Bolivia.
Every Lean In Group in America has at one point discussed the possibility of freezing one’s own eggs. Since women are only born with a set number of eggs that die off regularly, the procedure can be a good choice for women who are, for whatever reason, not ready to have children when their egg supply begins to rapidly…
Menopause is one of the oddest features of human reproductive biology. Not the hot flashes or the forgetfulness, but the fact that older women lose the ability to have babies. Now researchers say that once it appeared, menopause may have had a ripple effect on human mating that helped create the human pair-bond.
America’s been having fewer babies since around the time of the recession, probably because suddenly everyone’s money was gone and women were afraid of taking vacations, much less maternity leave. But for the first time since 2007, the birth rate has actually increased. Maybe you’re not imagining the uptick in…
Uh-oh, it looks like not even gods of sex and virility can avoid problems in their dick game. New research speculates that a famous Pompeiian painting of Priapus depicts the deity not just packing a huge cock, but also strutting around with a painful and embarrassing medical condition.
Rejoice—and perhaps strap on your finest pair of “head for the hills” shoes—for scientists in China have finally produced what the rest of the world is terrified of: genetically-modified human embryos.
What if you were a woman who was having trouble getting pregnant and your doctor told you there was a way he could "freshen up" your eggs using mitochondria from some of your other eggs to "replace that lost energy"? Yes, this reality exists—in Canada.
This right here is commitment: Feng Lung has been arrested for causing grievous bodily harm to her husband (and father of her five children) Fan Lung after she discovered that her man was sending "saucy texts" to his new lover from his wife's phone. So she cut off his dick. And then she cut it off again. And if she…
Facebook and Apple have taken a pretty big step in supporting their female employees and attracting more of them: both companies will be covering egg freezing for non-medical reasons.
The Regional Fertility Program in Calgary, Alberta, is making news after denying a white woman a non-Caucasian sperm donor.
This cover of this week's Bloomberg Businessweek features a confident-looking white woman in her thirties and the seductive headline FREEZE YOUR EGGS FREE YOUR CAREER. Is it already that time during the year when magazines invite America to comment on reproductive and parenting choices that are only available to a…
Over 61,000 babies were conceived via IVF in 2012, which means 1.5 percent of America’s 3.9 million births that year were ushered in that way. It was the biggest year for IVF on record, and those numbers are the culmination of a rising trend over the last ten years.
This morning on the Today show, viewers met Robin Young, a pretty, athletic, 28-year-old woman who has donated eggs three times and is getting ready for a fourth procedure. Robin, a dancer who reads Back Stage, was recruited for egg donation via a very specific ad in the magazine.