After taking a DNA test on a whim, author Dani Shapiro discovered that her beloved late father had not been, in fact, her biological parent. She had been conceived using a sperm donor, and as was common at the time,…
Two years ago, what this couple wanted most was to start a family, but daunting physical and financial challenges stood in their way. William Brangham revisits Jason and Rachel Hallett, who struggled with the aftereffects of a grievous war injury…
By PBS NewsHour
For the first time, U.S. scientists have genetically edited human embryos with CRISPR, thanks in part to regulatory loopholes.
By Nsikan Akpan
Flushing fallopian tubes with a poppyseed oil-based solution may help a woman to conceive, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
By Kate Sheridan, STAT
By Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press
A measure would make Hawaii the first state to require insurance cover vitro fertilization for surrogates, which would help some male same-sex couples.
There are an estimated 1.4 million trans Americans, and physicians told the PBS NewsHour Weekend that demand is increasing for health care specific to them. Many doctors are confronting the issue of fertility among trans communities.
By Laura Santhanam
Research shows women gave birth to nearly 4 million babies in the U.S. in 2015, down 1 percent from a year earlier. This is a small, but noteworthy drop.
By Timothy J. Jorgensen for The Conversation
Do male cellphone users really risk infertility due to radiation?…
By Rebecca Robbins, STAT
The push to confer full “personhood” on every fertilized human egg has been rejected in state after state, but activists are cautiously hopeful that their cause could soon get a boost.
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