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  1. self
    Would You Share Your Frozen Eggs?For some women, planning for the future means co-creating someone else’s present.
  2. science of us
    One of Life’s Great InjusticesReconsidering my own closing fertility window.
  3. science of us
    Are My Hormones Me?I want a baby. Or do my hormones want a baby?
  4. science of us
    Is Advanced Paternal Age 35, Too?It’s either that or 45, for what it’s worth.
  5. ivf
    A Dutch IVF Doctor Secretly Used His Sperm to Father 49 KidsJan Karbaat swapped in his semen for donors’ and never told his patients.
  6. pregnancy
    What to Expect at Your First Fertility AppointmentThe short answer? A lot.
  7. science of us
    Why Is Everybody Freaking Out About Sperm Counts?The new penis panic says a lot more about male anxiety than fertility.
  8. science of us
    Can This Hormone Really Predict Your Fertility?Lots of new clinics are offering AMH tests — here’s what they do and don’t tell you.
  9. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Did IVF for Her Husband’s Infertility, Not Hers“Male infertility is almost never talked about — and when it is, it’s a joke. There’s zero nuance.”
  10. fertility
    You Need More Than a Frozen Egg to Make a BabyWhy is IVF left out of discussions about egg freezing?
  11. science of us
    Natural Cycles Is the First Birth-Control App to Get FDA ApprovalBut it still might not be such a good idea to rely on it for pregnancy prevention.
  12. science of us
    Most Young People Have No Idea When Their Fertility DeclinesEven though almost all young people say they want children.
  13. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Can’t Imagine Paying for Fertility TreatmentsAn American woman who did IVF in France, where the government covers infertility.
  14. science of us
    9 Women on Their Biggest Fears About Their FertilityWhether (and how) to get pregnant is no small source of stress.
  15. science of us
    Everything to Know About a New Study on the Causes of PCOSA new development in the struggle to understand polycystic ovary syndrome.
  16. dna tests
    Woman Makes Shocking Discovery About Her Dad With Ancestry.com DNA TestWhen she first received her DNA test results, she thought there had been a mistake.
  17. science of us
    Viagra’s Other Life As a Female Fertility AidA little-known off-label use for the little blue pill, which was approved by the FDA 20 years ago today.
  18. first person
    The Doctor Is a Woman: Sloane Crosley Considers the Prospect of ParenthoodIn this essay from her new book Look Alive Out There, Sloane Crosley reckons with what the future holds.
  19. tragedies
    Failures at Two Fertility Clinics May Affect Over a Thousand PeopleOn the same day, two clinics saw failures that might have compromised thousands of eggs and embryos.
  20. kontinuity errors
    The Kardashian Sisters Take a Break From Fertility Concerns by Playing Dress-UpThis week’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians episode is silly and serious in equal measure.
  21. health
    Could Ibuprofen Impact Male Fertility?A new study suggests prolonged use of the painkiller might lead to infertility.
  22. how i got this baby
    The Mom Whose Pregnancy Hardships Gave Her Patience“I’d be a different parent, I think, if all of this hadn’t happened.”
  23. motherhood
    25 Famous Women on Struggling With FertilityOn miscarriages, surrogacy, adoptions, and more.
  24. science experiments
    Can You Biohack Your Fertility?One Silicon Valley doctor’s pursuit of the Holy Grail: a way to predict the future.
  25. sex diaries
    The Lawyer Obsessing About Her OvulationThis week’s sex diary.
  26. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Spent More Than $11,000 on SpermAfter many failed fertility treatments, Katie couldn’t stand the idea of spending another dollar on sperm.
  27. flint water crisis
    Study Finds Fetal Deaths Increased 58 Percent During Flint Water CrisisFertility rates decreased 12 percent.
  28. from the archives
    Looking Back at 40 Years of New York’s Fertility JournalismThe millennial baby-boom, in vitro fertilization, later-in-life pregnancies, and more.
  29. motherhood
    There Is Now Hope for Thousands of Women Who Were Told They Hit an IVF Dead EndFor decades, “abnormal” embryos were thrown away. Then some pioneering doctors — and patients — decided to use them anyway.
  30. my two cents
    Is Freezing My Eggs Worth the Cost?It’s more expensive than you think.
  31. bearing children
    Is There Such a Thing As a Motherhood Sweet Spot?For the first time, women in their early 30s are having more babies than any other age. Why?
  32. science
    I’m Looking Forward to Getting Pregnant in SpaceHow some outer-space mouse sperm might pave the way for my life plan.
  33. parenthood
    What Would You Do for a Free Round of IVF?Over 500 people entered a lottery to win a free cycle of infertility treatments.
  34. bachelor nation
    Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe Is a Big Fan of This Egg-Freezing ClinicLater, baby.
  35. This Hospital Will Be the First in the U.K. to Create ‘3-Parent Babies’It’s the first facility to receive approval after the procedure was made legal last year.
  36. Nearly 25 Million Women in the U.S. Don’t Have Access to Infertility ServicesA new study found 40 percent of women of reproductive age lack access to assisted-reproductive-technology clinics.
  37. Failed Fertility Treatments May Increase Your Cardiac Risk, a New Study FoundA study found women who don’t get pregnant after fertility treatments may be at risk, but researchers say that shouldn’t deter you from seeking them.
  38. Inside the Extra-Exclusive World of Boutique Egg-FreezingThe Silicon Valley take on the fertility clinic feels “more like a café” than a medical facility.
  39. advice
    Ask Polly: I Got Sick, Dumped, and Fired. What Now?This is an incredible moment in your life.
  40. Here’s How Jobs With Heavy Lifting or Night Shifts Can Harm a Woman’s FertilitySuch positions can reduce a woman’s egg reserves.
  41. frontiers in fertility
    Here’s the First Woman to Have a Baby Using an Ovary Frozen Before PubertyShe underwent chemotherapy when she was 9.
  42. cut cover story
    There Are No More Secrets in Sperm DonationGenetic testing has made it easier than ever for children of anonymous donors to fill in their family trees — whether their parents are ready or not.
  43. motherhood
    How Old Is Too Old to Have a Baby?The answer is different from what it was even a few years ago.
  44. fertility
    The One Thing Everyone Believes About Ovaries Might Not Be TrueNew research could change the way we think about fertility.
  45. fertility
    Using One Egg in IVF Is Just As Effective and Probably SaferThere may be no need to risk triplets.
  46. frontiers in fertility
    This Groundbreaking Transplant Would Let Women Born Without Uteruses Have KidsThe organs came from random, altruistic donors.
  47. advice
    Ask Polly: Why Do Women Obsess About Babies and Fertility?Women struggling to conceive go through hell.
  48. awful things
    Fertility Doctor Allegedly Used His Own Sperm 50 Times on PatientsHe told them the sperm was donated by med students.
  49. fertility
    Woman Who Won Appeal to Use Deceased Daughter’s Eggs Allowed to Carry GrandchildShe will use donor sperm and carry the child.
  50. bad ideas
    Italian Women Are Not Happy With Italy’s Sexist ‘Fertility Day’ CampaignNot only is it sexist, it doesn’t address the real problem.
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