Category Archives: Fertility

Testicles and Neuticles or Other Jewels

For someone who has spent a career in reproductive endocrinology there’s a surprising dearth of stories about gonads in my blog. I am now correcting that impression. This post was prompted by the memory of a visit to our former … Continue reading

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A Third Parent contributes her Mighty Mites (Mitochondria)

Two biological parents are enough for any baby, aren’t they? Maybe not: sometimes it’s better to have two mamas. The media have hyped a story that broke in September about a boy who was conceived by “mitochondrial replacement therapy.” His … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of Artificial Gametes (Eggs and Sperm)?

In the dystopic Brave New World of Aldous Huxley, he did not add artificial gametes to the bevy of reproductive technologies for replacing natural fertility in his future World State. Nevertheless, they might find a place one day for helping … Continue reading

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Frozen Eggs Perks as Policy

Ashton Carter announced the Pentagon will make a bigger commitment to family-building for people serving in the military. The package includes new benefits for maternity leave and child care, and even a pilot scheme for egg and sperm freezing. The … Continue reading

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Fertility owes Preservation to a Sheep

The journal Human Reproduction reported a 27-year old woman in Belgium has delivered a healthy baby boy. That would not be newsworthy if she had not been rendered sterile at 13 years old by a life-saving bone marrow transplant for … Continue reading

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