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Bonding and Biology: When One Parent Has a Link, and One Doesn’t

Will my child think of me as her parent? Can I bond with him if my partner has the only genetic tie to our child? These are questions that many hopeful parents ponder, when considering use of a donor gamete (sperm, or egg) in order to create their family. This question may be especially anxiety provoking for couples, when only...

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PCOS and Hormones

September is PCOS Awareness Month. If you have PCOS and are reading this blog, you're probably already, all too aware of it, especially if you are trying to conceive. Still, the significance of this month is undeniable - many women have this all-too-common condition and never know it. Many others find out about it for the first time, when they...

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What to Consider When Preparing for Adoption

Choosing adoption as a way to build your family is unique in the sense that at the end of the process the vast majority of people will be successful and emerge as parents, if they persevere. That is not to say that there won’t be ups and downs and challenges along the way. The adoption emotional roller coaster offers m...

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The Male Biological Clock

By Paul Shin, M.D.

I hear the catchphrase “my clock is ticking” said in reference to almost every couple I meet in the office. Rarely, though, do men utter those words. The concept of a biological clock, particularly regarding reproduction, has long been considered an exclusively female problem. Examples of men such as Charlie Chaplin and Strom Thurmond, both of ...

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