April 15, 2013 2:53 pm
Embryo donation (also known as embryo adoption) is the compassionate gifting of residual cryopreserved embryos by consenting parents to infertile recipients. As such, the not-for-profit donation of existing embryos by consenting parents comports with a triad of commonly held ethical attributes.
March 20, 2013 2:19 pm
Britain’s fertility regulator says it has found broad public support for in vitro fertilization techniques that allow babies to be created with DNA from three people for couples at risk of passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases.
March 19, 2013 6:11 pm
The percentage of parents who say they won’t have their teen daughters vaccinated against the human papillomavirus increases, even though physicians increasingly recommend the vaccinations.
March 14, 2013 1:07 pm
A woman who was given a new liver, pancreas, stomach and small and large intestine at a Miami hospital in 2007 has delivered a healthy baby girl, believed to be the first known case of a five-organ transplant patient giving birth.
March 12, 2013 12:58 pm
New projections suggest that the demand for modern contraception remains high: By 2015, 233 million women worldwide will have an unmet need for contraception.
March 7, 2013 2:56 pm
Planned Parenthood is unfit to provide sex education materials to Texas students because the organization’s status as an abortion provider constitutes a “conflict of interest,” advocates of a state bill argued on Tuesday.
February 27, 2013 6:26 pm
Long after completing an 18-month program designed to teach about contraception and healthy relationships, teenage girls at high risk for unwanted pregnancy were using contraceptives more often and maintaining other safer sexual practices, according to a new study.
February 14, 2013 2:12 pm
The Centers for Disease Control released a new report this month revealing the U.S. health care system handles roughly 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections annually, costing the nation $15.6 billion.
February 11, 2013 2:41 pm
Teen birth rates have dropped yet again, reaching a historic low, and the number of babies being born early or with a low birth weight has also declined, a new U.S. government report shows.
February 8, 2013 12:37 pm
U.S. Roman Catholic bishops on Thursday rejected the Obama Administration’s latest bid for compromise over a hotly disputed health policy that requires employees at religiously affiliated institutions to have access to insurance coverage for contraceptives.