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Fertility Fraud

Doctors Can Legally Inseminate Patients with Their Own Sperm in Most States

When Matt White learned that he shares DNA with his mother's former fertility doctor—and close to 50 half-siblings—he and his mother began pushing legislators to outlaw fertility fraud in Indiana. Now, victims in other states are following suit.
Leila Ettachfini
4.22.19
Great Barrier Reef

This Underwater Robot Will ‘Squirt’ Coral Larvae onto the Great Barrier Reef to Save It

The LarvalBot is an experimental technology that could revive damaged and dying parts of the Great Barrier Reef.
Sarah Emerson
11.2.18
healthcare

Cancer Treatment Can Make People Infertile, But Insurance Companies Aren't Always Willing to Help

If young people with cancer want to have kids later, they might have to pay out of pocket for things like egg retrieval, egg and sperm storage, and treatments like IVF.
Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
10.12.18
family

The Jarring Experience of Learning You Were Conceived With Donor Sperm or Eggs

"In the beginning my body felt invaded. And I didn’t know who made up the other half of me.”
Louise McLoughlin
9.21.18
fertility

How Long Can Frozen Embryos Last?

We learned this week that a woman gave birth using a 24-year-old embryo.
Olivia Campbell
12.21.17
LGBTQ

This Mother's Day, I Want My Wife to Feel Like a Mother, Too

Because I birthed our baby, society sees me as the "mom" and her as my "sidekick." But she's the mother I've always dreamed my son could have.
Laura Leigh Abby
5.12.17
Science

Scientists Grow a Functional Miniature Model of the Womb Lining in Lab

Researchers hope that their achievement will pave the way for new breakthroughs in the cure for endometriosis and infertility.
Sirin Kale
4.11.17
DIY Fertility

Don't Use This Sperm Counter On Your Phone While FaceTiming

There's a new, cheap way to see if your little guys are swimming, and it's on your smart phone.
Grennan Milliken
3.22.17
fertility

Crowdfunded Fertility Clinic Lets Women Grow Embryos in Plastic Vaginal Capsules

Effortless IVF offers discount baby-making services.
Alison Motluk
2.22.17
Parental Advisory

Fertility Treatments Take a Toll on Mental Health

Intended parents, sperm donors, egg donors, surrogates…it’s a "complex psychosocial minefield."
Olivia Campbell
2.10.17
Features

Can Playing Trance Music Actually Help Grow Embryos?

We tested the controversial theory on a pair of Magic Growing Snowman.
Kyle MacNeill
1.25.17
Health

'The Little Embryo That Could': The World of IVF Fashion for Babies

Over five million babies have been born through IVF since its invention in 1978, but few parents are comfortable with discussing the procedure openly. Some are now trying to change that—starting with babygros that say "My Dad's a Wanker."
Nione Meakin
10.10.16
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