infertility Articles
Infertility Myths (#itsadiseasedamnit)
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 by ddavanport
For whatever reason, infertility is a much misunderstood disease. Ive often pondered why. Is it because it deals with procreation and therefore is hush hush Is it because it is invisibleno one knows whether your lack of children is by choice or illness Im not sure, but misunderst... Read more
Are some types of infertility evolutionarily advantageous?
Thursday, April 21st, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
I read a really fascinating article in the most recent issue of Fertility and Sterility, which can be found here. The article, by Azziz, Dumesic, and Goodarzi, discusses the ancient existence of polycystic ovarian syndrome. The authors investigated how a disorder, which causes su... Read more
Delays in Receiving the Adoption Tax Credit-What You Can Do
Friday, April 15th, 2011 by ddavanport
Delays in receiving the Adoption Tax Credit refund is probably the most discussed topic this week on every adoption forum or group on the internet. Creating a Family has been inundated with complaints about delays in receiving the Federal Adoption Tax Credit refund and requests t... Read more
Are Twins Considered a High Risk Pregnancy?
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
Twin pregnancies have always kept me in wonder and awe, especially at the time of a delivery. At present, they represent 33 of all live births and their numbers are rising thanks to the increase in older women who are successfully conceiving through In Vitro Fertilization IVF. Fe... Read more
Adopted Children (Transracial and Same Race) Are Doing Just Fine
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 by ddavanport
Adopted Kids Transracial and Same Race Are Doing Just Fine The myth of the troubled adoptee is pervasive. Its all the more insidious because its seldom voiced, but exists as an undercurrent. This myth is a bit fuzzy on the details of causation. Are adopted kids just plain ole bad... Read more
Does age matter? Psychological implications for women of the age of onset of infertility
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
Infertility is a label that encompasses a vast diversity of medical diagnoses and life circumstances. Although 1 in 8 couples will struggle with infertility at some point during their lives, their individual experiences can be quite different. One such difference is the age of on... Read more
PETA Says “Just Adopt”
Thursday, April 7th, 2011 by ddavanport
PETA People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued a non-apology apology on Facebook for their campaign to offer a free vasectomy if you sterilize your pet in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week. They said We meant no offense to those who are struggling to conceive.... Read more
PETA Takes Aim and Hits the Infertile
Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 by ddavanport
Insensitivity reigns once again. PETA People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering a free vasectomy in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week. I must admit when I first heard about this, I thought it was probably being exaggerated . Nope, sure enough it was not. ... Read more
Five Things I Know for Certain about Parenting
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 by ddavanport
Back in my pre kid PK days, I knew a lot about parenting. I dreamed of parenting, I studied parenting, I read endless parenting books. By the time my first child arrived, I was certain Id be close to the perfect parent. I maintained this certainty right up until our daughter was ... Read more
Infertility and George Washington: Integrating experiences of infertility into a life narrative
Friday, April 1st, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
It's spring break week and my family has been traveling through Washington DC and Virginia, visiting family and sightseeing, predominantly at historical sites. This simultaneous emphasis on my own personal history while learning more about American history has reminded me of the ... Read more
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