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New Study Reveals 25 Million Women in U.S. Lack Access to Infertility Treatment

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, in conjunction with researchers at the University of Michigan, have released a study, offering surprising results about infertility treatment. The study indicated that nearly 40 percent of reproductive aged-women in the United States -approximately 25 million - have limited, or no nearby access, to assisted reproductive technology (ART) clinics. This is challenging news for women and...

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Understanding Trans Adoption – My Personal Journey

The first step toward understanding trans adoption was, for me, the awareness of how little I knew about it. Slowly, I got to understand it better through talking with adoption agency workers, attorneys and trans men and women themselves.

I became more proficient with the vocabulary of gender: I am cisgender, a person whose gender identity matches the biological sex...

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To Speak or Not to Speak- That Is the Question

Fertility clinics are busy places. With that comes doctors and clinical staff who are trying to keep afloat in the sea of patients. As professionals, most of us do our best to provide excellent, personalized care to each patient who walks through our door. In order to do that, we have to rely on the clinical support staff, which is...

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What is the Impact of Infertility on Parenting?

Those of us who have experienced infertility, understand that it may impact us in a myriad of ways. Regardless of the outcome, we may be forever changed by experiencing the infertility journey. The uncertainty of knowing if you will become a parent, can spill over into every aspect of our lives, impacting relationships with partners, family, and friends. What is...

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Lupus, Infertility and Pregnancy

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease, which can damage any part of the body. While teenagers and men are sometimes diagnosed with lupus, women of child bearing age comprise the largest statistical group affected. Like all other autoimmune diseases, lupus "tricks" the body into thinking it needs to defend itself against its own healthy tissue and organs. This malfunction of...

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