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Teacher fired for IVF treatmentsupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 16:35:00

A Catholic school in Indiana fired a teacher for undergoing fertility treatments, calling it a "grave, immoral" sin.

The highs and lows of foreign surrogacyupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 09:41:00

Adrienne Arieff went through three miscarriages before she learned she was unable to carry a child. Her search for a solution brought her to India, where she found a woman willing to carry her and her husband's embryo in a controversial practice known as foreign gestational surrogacy.

British study: New IVF embryo risksupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 11:03:00

A new study says implanting three or more embryos during IVF increases health complications.

Study urges just 1 or 2 embryos during in-vitro transfersupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 11:03:00

Women undergoing in-vitro fertilization should have only one or two embryos transferred during the process, depending on their age, says a study published Wednesday in the British medical journal The Lancet. Transferring three or more embryos during any IVF cycle should be avoided when possible, researchers say.

'Personhood' amendment unconstitutional?updated: Mon Nov 07 2011 14:46:00

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin discusses the implications of the "personhood" amendment to the Mississippi state constitution.

Mississippi amendment on 'personhood' divides Christiansupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 14:46:00

In the Carpenter home, every meal begins with a prayer. Robin and his wife, Emily, are devout Christians. But they part ways with many other Christians over a measure that would expand the legal definition of human life.

Top doc reveals 8 fertility misconceptionsupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 07:19:00

As an infertility specialist, the first, and sometimes hardest, thing I have to accomplish is to assess a couple's understanding of how the whole getting pregnant thing -- naturally or otherwise -- works. Despite widespread sex education and increased public awareness of the issue of infertility, many people still don't really get it; a study from New Zealand, for instance, showed that 74% of women presenting to a fertility clinic had inadequate fertility awareness.

Giuliana Rancic recovering after breast cancer surgery updated: Thu Oct 20 2011 16:30:00

Giuliana Rancic underwent a double lumpectomy on Tuesday as part of her breast cancer treatment, her husband Bill Rancic said Thursday on the Today show.

Giuliana Rancic: I have breast cancerupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 11:39:00

Giuliana Rancic said Monday that she has breast cancer, having discovered a tumor during a mammogram while undergoing another round of in-vitro fertilization in an effort to get pregnant.

Giuliana Rancic's breast cancer battleupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 11:39:00

Elizabeth Cohen, senior medical correspondent, discusses Giuliana Rancic's cancer diagnosis and the dangers of IVF.

Moms' hormone use linked to women's cancer, reproductive problemsupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 18:19:00

Ginny Bank was 14 when her mother sat her down and said they needed to see a gynecologist.

Nigeria's first IVF clinicupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 06:24:00

After studying in the UK, Dr. Richard Ajayi returned to Nigeria in 1999 to set up the country's first IVF treatment clinic.

IVF helps Nigerians overcome infertility stigma updated: Thu Sep 15 2011 06:24:00

In-vitro fertilization is growing fast in Nigeria, a country where childlessness can be seen as a social failure, especially for women.

When baby-making failsupdated: Tue May 17 2011 14:42:00

Two men share the pain of struggling with their wives' infertility.

Husband: What to expect when she's not expectingupdated: Tue May 17 2011 14:42:00

"Hey, did I tell you my old girlfriend's pregnant?"

People.com: Shania Twain Is Not Struggling with Infertilityupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 18:13:00

Rumors of struggle to conceive shot down by Shania Twain's rep

11-11-11: How to get the coolest birthday for your babyupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 09:10:00

As one of the nation's leading fertility experts, Dr. Jamie Grifo is barraged with phone calls requesting advice. He thought he'd heard it all until a few weeks ago when callers started asking him a completely new question.

Vatican official criticizes award of Nobel Prize to Robert Edwardsupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 12:29:00

An official with the Vatican criticized the decision to award the Nobel prize for medicine to British doctor Robert G. Edwards for his work on in vitro fertilization, Italy's official news agency ANSA reported Tuesday.

IVF doctors, families celebrate creator's Nobel Prizeupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 18:43:00

Brendan Harley beat cancer once as an infant, then faced leukemia as a teen. He survived, but the illnesses left him infertile and feeling guilty.

People.com: Bill and Giuliana Rancic Recall Heartbreak of Her Miscarriageupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 14:35:00

The E! Host, who got pregnant with IVF, reveals how she and her husband dealt with the devastating loss

How old is too old to have a baby?updated: Tue Jun 22 2010 12:33:00

Barely able to sit up due to intense pain, first-time mother Bhateri Devi steadies herself with the help of a family member. She has had a Cesarean section, an experience many women have endured.

66-year-old woman has tripletsupdated: Tue Jun 22 2010 12:33:00

How old is too old to use fertility treatments? CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

People.com: Céline Dion Calls Pregnancy 'Physically and Emotionally Exhausting'updated: Tue Jun 01 2010 08:48:00

"It's stressful but I'm relaxing," says the singer, who's carrying twins. "I do almost nothing"

People.com: Celine Dion's Struggle for a Second Babyupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 10:48:00

In a PEOPLE cover story, the singer speaks candidly about her grueling fertility treatments

Would you choose your child's gender?updated: Tue Dec 08 2009 05:50:00

Genetic screening techniques that allow parents to choose their children's gender are now more accurate than ever and are becoming increasingly mainstream, but experts are divided over whether the technology should be used in this way.

The genetic promiseupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 05:50:00

New technology can screen embryos for genetic disease, but, controversially, it also allows parents to choose their baby?s gender.

Women's health problems doctors still missupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 12:07:00

Ashley Price felt terrible. She was tired, dizzy spells came and went, dark splotches popped up on her chest for no reason, and she'd gained 50 pounds in two years. Some days she was starving; other days she could barely eat. Her doc suggested that her problems would go away if Price just ate less and exercised more, even though she was dieting and working out regularly. Price demanded thyroid tests, only to have them come back normal.

People.com: Octomom's Fertility Doc Slammed by Colleaguesupdated: Wed Oct 21 2009 08:07:00

Dr. Michael Kamrava was expelled from a reproductive group for "a pattern of failing to uphold [ethical] standards"

Fertility clinic to couple: You got the wrong embryosupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 17:02:00

On a cold morning in February, 10 days after undergoing in vitro fertilization, Carolyn Savage lay in bed at her Ohio home waiting for the results of her pregnancy test.

What happens to extra embryos after IVF?updated: Tue Sep 01 2009 12:32:00

By the time she was in her 40s, Andrea Cinnamond was afraid she'd never be a mother. Then came the day in 2005 her daughter was born through in vitro fertilization, followed two years later by twin sons. Today, Kaitlin, Jack, and Aidan bounce around like Ping-Pong balls through their Boston, Massachusetts, home.

People.com: Céline Dion Pregnant with Embryo Frozen for Eight Yearsupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 10:49:00

The singer's doctor speaks out about the IVF journey that has his patient feeling "ecstatic"

China's fertility boomupdated: Thu Aug 13 2009 02:30:00

CNN's Emily Chang reports couples in China how use traditional Chinese medicine and Western technology to treat infertility.

Silence shrouds fertility treatment in Chinaupdated: Thu Aug 13 2009 02:30:00

Although infertility treatment is becoming more and more popular in China, finding a Chinese couple who wanted to talk about it on camera was nearly impossible.

Oldest new mom dies at 69updated: Mon Jul 20 2009 14:21:00

The Spanish woman who gave birth to twins at 66 has died nearly three years later. CNN's Al Goodman reports.

Should you get pregnant if you're 50 or older?updated: Mon Jul 20 2009 14:21:00

The average American woman can live long enough to celebrate her 80th birthday, so if a woman is able to become pregnant using in vitro fertilization with a donor egg at 56, she could still watch her child grow into an adult. But just because it's possible, does that mean she should?

SI.com: Ted Keith: A-Rod, Manny detract from feelgood storiesupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 07:06:00

Things seemed to be going so well. Alex Rodriguez was in virtual seclusion in Colorado, then Florida. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were neither seen nor heard, and Zack Greinke and Ryan Zimmerman were reminding everyone that baseball still held the power to surprise and amaze for all the right reasons. And then came news that Manny Ramirez had failed a drug test, instantly calling into question the legitimacy of his statistics and of the Dodgers' red-hot start that had been fueled by a player who was fueled, at least in part, by a female fertility drug. Perhaps worst of all, it turned the focus of this week's mailbag back to the dreaded topic of performance-enhancing drugs.

People.com: Sarah & Matthew Join a Roster of Celebs Using Surrogatesupdated: Mon May 04 2009 07:47:00

Why stars like Dennis Quaid, Angela Bassett, Joan Lunden and others have gone this route

People.com: Constance Marie's Miracle Babyupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 16:11:00

After years struggling with infertility, the George Lopez actress is over the moon about daughter Luna Marie

STDs and teensupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 12:37:00

Some teens may be unaware that STDs can cause infertility, as CNN's Judy Fortin reports.

When STDs lead to infertilityupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 12:37:00

Doctors don't have to tell 18-year-old "Rose" (who doesn't want to reveal her real name) the importance of using a condom every time she has sex.

People.com: Lawmaker Pushes to Block Future Octomomsupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 15:04:00

California state senator wants to regulate fertility clinics

People.com: Octuplets' Grandfather Says His Daughter Needs Helpupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 18:25:00

Nadya Suleman's father urges the public not to "punish" his daughter for having 8 babies

How many is too many?updated: Fri Feb 20 2009 10:29:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks into the case of the octuplet mom and how many embryos should be implanted.

Six embryos?! How to avoid a fertility fiascoupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 10:29:00

Dr. Jane Miller remembers the first -- and the last -- time she implanted four embryos into a patient getting in-vitro fertilization.

Commentary: Are eight babies more than enough?updated: Wed Feb 04 2009 14:09:00

The birth of octuplets to a California woman last week raised a boatload of issues that can distract us from the central ethical question posed by the case: How do we take children's well-being into account in reproductive medicine?

People.com: Octuplets' Grandma: Enough Babies Already!updated: Tue Feb 03 2009 01:21:00

Angela Suleman says her daughter is "obsessed" with having children

Octuplets: Eight times the ethical questionsupdated: Mon Feb 02 2009 10:09:00

As more details of the mother who gave birth to octuplets come to light, ethicists are debating the moral quandaries involved.

Octuplets doing wellupdated: Mon Feb 02 2009 10:09:00

CNN's Joe Johns reports doctors say octuplets born to a California couple are doing well.

Fertility treatments linked to certain birth defectsupdated: Tue Nov 18 2008 09:16:00

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that infants born as a result of assisted reproductive technology, or ART -- such as in vitro fertilization and the use of donor eggs -- are two to four times more likely to be born with certain types of birth defects than infants conceived naturally. But, the study's lead author says, the overall risk is still relatively low.

Time.com: A Biological Clock for Dads Tooupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 15:00:00

A growing body of research suggests that men's fertility declines as much as -- if not faster than -- that of women

Women look to donate eggsupdated: Fri Aug 08 2008 15:38:00

Fertility clinics are reporting an increase in women wanting to donate eggs for money. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Dim economy drives women to donate eggs for profitupdated: Fri Aug 08 2008 15:38:00

With a full load of classes, two young children and her bills piling up, Michelle decided to face her economic straits in a pretty unorthodox way.

How to have a baby when it's not so simpleupdated: Fri Aug 08 2008 10:39:00

Pamela Madsen knows a thing or two about getting pregnant. She did it twice, and it took several teams of doctors, six rounds of artificial insemination, six rounds of daily injected drugs, and four rounds of in-vitro fertilization.

People.com: Rebecca Romijn & Jerry O'Connell Are Expecting Twinsupdated: Tue Jul 29 2008 07:45:00

It's a double dose of joy for the first-time parents, whose two girls are due this winter

Time.com: Predicting In Vitro Successupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 18:00:00

A new study highlights four fertility measures that may better predict a couple's chances of conceiving through IVF

Unknowing twins married, lawmaker saysupdated: Sat May 31 2008 04:49:00

British twins who had been separated at birth learned they were related only after they had become husband and wife, according to a senior British lawmaker.

Women, click here for good healthupdated: Fri May 09 2008 10:34:00

Dr. Anne Nedrow gets the e-mails every day -- e-mails from women patients linking to Web sites of dubious quality.

Fertility tipsupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 09:56:00

Lifestyle changes may help improve a woman's fertility as Judy Fortin reports in this Health Minute.

Delaying pregnancy can carry consequencesupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 09:56:00

Kelli Heath just turned 30 and she's spending more and more time deflecting questions from family and friends about when she plans to get pregnant.

Time.com: Why Science Can't Save the GOPupdated: Wed Nov 28 2007 16:00:00

The stem-cell breakthrough doesn't make up for six years of hypocrisy and lost research

Insider's guide: Freezing eggsupdated: Fri Oct 19 2007 06:05:00

Some IVF clinics came under fire this week for marketing egg-freezing services to young women who may want to postpone motherhood until they are ready.

People.com: Helena Bonham Carter on Her Fertility Treatmentsupdated: Mon Oct 15 2007 21:22:00

Think being an actress over 40 is a challenge? Try having a baby, says Helena Bonham Carter.

Time.com: New Insight Into Male Infertilityupdated: Wed Jul 11 2007 18:05:00

Research into a chemical found in the immune sytem shows that male infertility could one day be an easy home diagnosis

Time.com: A Medical Hope for Infertile Womenupdated: Thu Jul 05 2007 14:45:00

Doctors have removed eggs from young female cancer patients and -- for the first time -- brought the eggs to maturity before freezing them

Time.com: Banking on Stem Cellsupdated: Tue Jun 05 2007 10:00:00

A California company now offers IVF patients the option of creating and storing their own stem cells

Money Magazine: Baby or Bustupdated: Mon May 01 2006 00:01:00

It's the day before Jennifer Witt is scheduled to start treatment for in vitro fertilization, and she's in a panic. It's not only the prospect of the medical procedure that's worrying her, or even ...

Living longer, and generational health concernsupdated: Mon Apr 24 2006 10:09:00

It's a plain fact that Americans are living longer than ever before. Life expectancy is now at a record 77.6 years.

Woman loses frozen embryo battleupdated: Tue Mar 07 2006 05:46:00

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that a British woman has no right to use frozen embryos to have a baby without the consent of the man who provided the sperm.

Gender selection a reality, but is it ethical?updated: Wed Nov 16 2005 13:11:00

Matthew and Beth Mandolesi told their doctor that they would be happy with a boy or a girl but wondered if there was a way to increase the odds that it would be a boy.

Doctors say single-embryo implants saferupdated: Thu Jun 23 2005 13:18:00

Assisted reproduction, in least in Europe, may be moving closer to the era of one-at-a-time babies.

More babies, more everythingupdated: Tue Jun 14 2005 09:37:00

Having already given birth to two girls, Soledad O'Brien was ready for another addition to her family last winter. Yet she and her husband, Brad, were in for a surprise when, several months into her most recent pregnancy, her doctor told her she had not one, but two babies, on the way.

House passes embryonic stem cell billupdated: Tue May 24 2005 14:59:00

After impassioned debate, the House passed a controversial bill Tuesday that would expand public funding for embryonic stem cell research -- a measure President Bush threatened to veto last week.

CNNMoney: Barcodes on babies?updated: Wed Mar 30 2005 12:04:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Sperm and eggs from couples trying for a test-tube baby could in future be barcoded to avoid emotionally devastating mix-ups, according to Britain's human fertility watchdog.

Judge rules frozen embryos are peopleupdated: Wed Feb 23 2005 13:54:00

Earlier this month, Illinois judge Jeffrey Lawrence refused to dismiss a wrongful death suit against a fertility clinic in Chicago. The plaintiffs are a couple, Alison Miller and Todd Parrish. They allege that the defendant, the Center for Human Reproduction in Chicago, discarded their nine embryos and thereby ended the embryos' lives.

Study examines link between laptops and fertilityupdated: Thu Dec 09 2004 16:35:00

Can using a laptop computer make a man infertile?

56-year-old gives birth to twinsupdated: Tue Nov 09 2004 12:28:00

Just three days shy of her 57th birthday, Aleta St. James has given birth to twins.

New Age mystic to become mom at 57updated: Mon Nov 08 2004 15:35:00

A 57-year-old New Age mystic is pregnant and could tie the record for the oldest American to give birth to twins.

FSB: 2nd Placeupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 00:01:00

WHAT IT DOES: Helps young women freeze their eggs

Custody dispute after fertility clinic mistakeupdated: Fri Sep 24 2004 16:39:00

Last month, Susan Buchweitz recovered a million dollars in a settlement with a fertility clinic. Doctors at the clinic had mistakenly given her an embryo intended for another family.

Fortune: A Baby Or Your Money Back Dr. Geoffrey Sher's fertility clinics promise results and deliver profits. Some rivals find his methodupdated: Mon Nov 10 2003 00:01:00

Amber Low spent more than six years struggling to get pregnant, trying fertility drugs and surgery. In a desperate build-it-and-they-will-come hope, she and her husband, David, even constructed a h...

FSB: A Baby or Your Money Back Dr. Geoffrey Sher's fertility clinics promise results and Deliver profits. Some updated: Sat Nov 01 2003 00:01:00

Amber Low spent more than six years struggling to get pregnant, trying fertility drugs and surgery. In a desperate build-it-and-they-will-come hope, she and her husband, David, even constructed a h...

Money Magazine: Priceless That's how adoptive parents describe their children. But adoption is also a financial transaction. A look at the interupdated: Tue Apr 01 2003 00:01:00

Alana West had had enough. West, an actress and set costumer, had spent years in infertility treatments and was on the brink of taking the next step, in vitro fertilization. But as she stood in the...

Money Magazine: Open-Enrollment Survival Guide Tired of guessing which health plan is best? Here's a smarter strategy.updated: Thu Nov 01 2001 00:01:00

This fall, the annual ritual of picking a health plan will be more challenging than ever. Set aside, for a moment, people's heightened sense of financial vulnerability since September's attacks on ...

Fortune: THE BEST HOPE FOR INFERTILE MENupdated: Mon Aug 08 1994 00:01:00

Infertility specialists are constantly searching for new ways to lend nature a hand in the baby-making process. These days they seem most excited by a procedure called intracytoplasmic sperm inject...

Fortune: The ordeal of INFERTILITY The inability to have a child can turn a couple's emotions and finances upside down. But high-tech babupdated: Mon Aug 08 1994 00:01:00

LIKE ALL MY friends, I thought that when we started trying to have a baby it would just happen.'' So says Nancy Ameen today, four years after she and her husband, Toby Hoden, decided it was time to...

Fortune: THE REAL MURPHY BROWNS SPEAK OUT updated: Mon Apr 18 1994 00:01:00

Remember Murphy Brown? She is the TV sitcom character castigated nearly two years ago by then Vice President Dan Quayle for giving a good name to out-of- wedlock birth. She is affluent, glamorous -...

Fortune: NEW U.S. EXPORT TO JAPAN: BABIESupdated: Mon Aug 10 1992 00:01:00

One possible, if perhaps slightly distasteful, way to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with Japan: Sell them babies fathered by Japanese and gestated in American wombs. New York City's Infertility Cen...

Money Magazine: 15 FAST-TRACK CAREERS The hottest jobs in the next decade will fatten your bank balance and enrich your life.updated: Fri Jun 01 1990 00:01:00

Time was when following a career path was like climbing a ladder. Rung by rung, you ascended in a succession of orderly steps, each one with added responsibility, pay, status and, you hoped, satisf...

Money Magazine: Where Have All the Babies Gone? They're trapped in our failed adoption system, beyond the reach of couples who plead to give theupdated: Thu Dec 01 1988 00:01:00

On New Year's Day three years ago, Seymour Fenichel, a Manhattan lawyer, called Judy and Michael Vezzuto of Wantagh, N.Y. with fantastic news: the childless couple were about to get a baby. The law...

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