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UK Womb Transplants: 5 Ethical Issues
Pregnant woman
October 1st, 2015
Ten women in the United Kingdom may undergo womb transplants as part of an upcoming study, but the procedure raises some ethical issues, experts say.
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Lucy Liu Welcomes a Baby: 4 Reasons Why Couples Use Surrogates
Lucy Liu
August 28th, 2015
There are many reasons why women and couples chose surrogates to be part of their fertility treatment.
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Want 1, 2 or 3 Kids? Study Estimates When to Start Building Your Family
A young couple goes on a road trip
August 7th, 2015
A new study estimates the maximum age at which couples should start trying to become pregnant, depending on how many children they want.
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10% of Pregnant Women Drink Alcohol, Study Finds
Pregnant mother
September 24th, 2015
One in ten pregnant women in the United States, and nearly 1 in 5 pregnant women age 35 and older, reports drinking alcohol in the past month.
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Man's 'Bionic Penis' Is Not So Rare After All
man covering his crotch
August 25th, 2015
A man in the United Kingdom made headlines recently when he had surgery to give him a so-called "bionic penis," but experts say the man actually had a penile implant — a device that is not uncommon.
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National Tragedies Could Harm Pregnant Women's Mental Health
Pregnant Woman
July 23rd, 2015
The MH17 crash temporarily increased depression symptoms among pregnant women in the Netherlands, where many of the plane's passengers lived.
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Male Seahorses Act Like Pregnant Mammals, Study Suggests
A newborn Australian pot-bellied seahorse peeks its head out from its father's pouch.
September 8th, 2015
Pregnant male seahorses tend to develop embryos similarly to the way mammals do, new research shows.
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6 Myths About Miscarriage
A pregnant woman talks with her doctor.
August 12th, 2015
Although miscarriage is very common, secrecy about pregnancy loss has lent itself to pervasive myths.
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Is It Ethical to Choose a Baby's Sex? Kim & Kanye Fuel Debate
Kim Kardashian, photographed in 2010
June 24th, 2015
Rumors claim that celebrity couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West chose their baby's sex during an in vitro fertilization procedure. Is such sex selection ethical, or is it a slippery slope toward designer babies?
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