The Never-Ending Stigma of HIV

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that more than 1.2 persons in the U.S. aged 13 years and older are living with HIV infection, including 150,000+ (almost 13%) who are unaware of their infection. Over the past decade, the number of people living with HIV has increased, while the annual number of new HIV infections has remained relatively stable. Still,...

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The Repercussions of Changes in China's One Child Policy

News of the Chinese Government’s changes in their “one child policy” has been widely reported, and I have been learning about the reactions of the Chinese with great interest. Here’s some background:

The Chinese government leader, Deng Xiaoping, originally created a “one child” per married couple program in the early 1980’s, amidst fears of population growth that had already reach...

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But Can We Afford It? How to Pay for Infertility Treatment

You want a family, despite depressing headlines and a less than robust economy, and have decided not to wait. That’s a smart choice. Delaying your dream of parenthood might compound already-existing issues regarding your fertility, as you continue to get older. Of course, treatments like In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and the fertility medications you’ll need are expensive, particularly if ...

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Pain Medication: The Latest Fertility Don't

Infertility is enough to give anybody a headache, but reaching for common pain relief medications may make it worse.

A new study, presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress in Rome and reported in Science Daily, shows that non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can inhibit ovulatory function in women.

The University of Baghdad study followed 39 women of child—bearing a...

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The Complexity of Rehoming

A recent story on WABC TV’s news show, 20/20, brought the concept of “adoption rehoming” into the public eye. It has created quite a firestorm. The definition of “adoption rehoming” is a family, who has adopted a child and chooses to place him or her into another home. This often occurs when an adopted child displays severe behavioral problems.


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