Author: Patricia Mendell


The Library of Congress Misses the Mark with New Donor Subject Heading Addition

The Library of Congress (LC) recently announced that they were adding a subject heading to their catalog entitled, "Children of sperm donors". What is the importance of this announcement? It is the first time there has been an official acknowledgement from a well-known and recognized library institution that children conceived with the assistance of a sperm donor warrant their own...

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The Dilemma of Multifetal Reduction

How could I now be "too pregnant"? My husband and I had discussed our IVF plan ahead of time. We would not transfer back more than two embryos, maybe even just one. Reduction was never going to be a decision that we would be forced to make. But when we received the call from our nurse on day three after...

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Destination IVF

Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was one Global Navigation System (GPS) for IVF (In-vitro Fertilization) programs? It could make the experience faster, simpler and more accurate. You would never fear that valuable time would be lost as your biological clock ticks away. But as we all know, not all GPS systems are created equal nor do they give the...

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Path2Parenthood's Top Ten Fertility Myths

As a psychotherapist working in the field of reproductive medicine I have counseled hundreds of women and men about fertility-related issues, from preserving one's fertility and contraception to problems with conceiving and pregnancy. It is rare to find individuals who do not have mistaken ideas about their fertility. Numerous times women believe that looking youthful will translate into extending their...

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