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Sperm donation: a recipe for identity crisis?

Most couples who decide they would like to have children assume they will be able to conceive naturally. As time passes, and months after month passes without pregnancy, those hopes...

How to survive bedrest during pregnancy

When you get pregnant, being put on bedrest at home or even at the hospital is not normally what you imagine. Bedrest can often make the difference between a preemie...

Sperm washing and gender selection

Sperm washing is a procedure carried out prior to intrauterine insemination. It separates healthy sperm from dead sperm or those with abnormalities, and strips the semen of prostaglandins, chemicals that...

How do you get pertussis?

Parents of young babies who have not been vaccinated yet, or those who have medical issues that make the vaccine unsuitable for them, may be concerned about the spread of...

Sex after having a baby - what if it hurts?

You might have been very eager to be intimate with your partner again after giving birth, having only barely had the patience to wait out the time until your six-week...

What is an ovarian dermoid cyst?

An ovarian teratoma a type of germ cell tumor meaning tumors that start out in egg cells and sperm cells. Teratoma can be cancerous (in the case of immature teratoma)...

Can you get pertussis after being vaccinated?

Whooping cough is a highly infectious, unpleasant, and often dangerous respiratory disease that most people aim to avoid by vaccinating against it. Children under seven years of age can receive...

FDA: hCG weight loss products illegal and dangerous

Have you ever heard about the idea that a pregnancy hormone, hCG, can help you lose weight? Such "diets" have become quite the fad recently, and besides hCG injections, "homeopathic" hCG...