November 11, 2013 6:47 pm
For women who are pregnant, as little as 20 minutes of exercise three times per week can advance a newborn’s brain activity, according to a new study.
September 4, 2013 3:08 pm
Hank Greely, with the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, provides comment in this story on the cryopreservation of embryos.
August 28, 2013 2:48 pm
Connor Levy’s birth made history and might increase the number of successful pregnancies from in vitro fertilization.
August 27, 2013 1:07 pm
An infant’s brain activity is monitored for signs of learning in the uterus. Prenatal experiences shape infants’ brains, according to a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
August 22, 2013 5:05 pm
Huge strides are being made in noninvasive prenatal screening tests to provide women with more information about the genetic makeup of their unborn babies early on in pregnancy.
August 6, 2013 2:19 pm
But a recent report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention titled, “HPV vaccine: Safe, effective, and grossly underutilized” claims that not enough parents are making good decisions.
July 31, 2013 2:40 pm
Emily Bazelon’s quotes the bioethicist Arthur Caplan and two doctors, Sabine Hildebrandt and William Seidelman, who in a blog post on bioethics.net, stated that a Nazi pregnancy experiment was a myth.
July 24, 2013 2:39 pm
The recent revelation that 148 female prisoners in two California institutions were sterilized between 2006 and 2010 is another example of the state’s long history of reproductive injustice and the ongoing legacy of eugenics.
July 5, 2013 1:10 pm
A major new publication from leading medical ethicists finds no justification to support the UK’s legal ban on sex selection before pregnancy for ‘social’ reasons.
June 20, 2013 2:05 pm
The CDC reports a striking decline in the prevalance of HPV infection since vaccination began in 2006.