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Against Their Will: Special Series on the History of Forced Sterilization in North Carolina

Via FWD/Forward, I learned about this series from the Winston-Salem Journal on forced sterilization in North Carolina. A snippet:The Winston-Salem Journal obtained and examined thousands of these documents. It found that:More than 2,000 people ages 18 and younger were sterilized in many questionable cases, including a 10-year-old who was castrated. Children were sterilized over the […]



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FWD/Forward
this series from the Winston-Salem Journal
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Abuse, Rape, & Safety
Access, Rights, & Choice
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Obesity Or Smoking During Pregnancy Can Lower Sperm Count In Sons

We all know that smoking during pregnancy is a complete no-no for a variety of reasons and there is increasing evidence to show that obesity is bad as well for the mother and child. And now it would seem that these two pernicious factors have the power to influence future generations as well.Lower sperm counts […]



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The Telegraph

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Vera Farmiga Expecting Second Child!

Vera Farmiga and her hubby, Renn Hawkey, are expecting their second child, In Touch reports.The Up in the Air star was set to play the wife of actor Gerard Butler in the upcoming film Machine Gun Preacher, but had to drop out after discovering she was pregnant again. “She is three months pregnant and due […]



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Six months pregnant woman finishes Boston Marathon in 4:21

For more than four hours Monday, Urbandale’s Leah Newman bounded along the streets of Boston as she mulled over possible names for her next son.The pondering proved more than hypothetical. After all, her son was along for the ride.Newman, 35, finished the Boston Marathon while six months pregnant.“I spent 26 miles trying to find the […]



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In Effort to Limit C-Sections, a Look at Two Hospitals

This is a tale of two hospitals.One has the highest rate of Cesarean sections in the city, the other the fourth lowest. They represent some of the city’s obstetric extremes, yet they sit just five miles apart on Staten Island, serving similar populations.So what accounts for the difference?In large part, determination, which Dr. Mitchell A. […]



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In Vitro Maturation (IVM) of immature human eggs: Will Fertility Drugs Become Unnecessary for IVF?

In the mid?1990s a group at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, reported the world’s first baby born from an embryo derived from an immature egg that had been matured in the embryology laboratory, and then fertilized and transferred to the uterus. The process has come to be known as In vitro maturation (IVM) of eggs. […]



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fertility drugs
egg retrieval
IVF
egg retrieval
transferred to the uterus as embryos/blastocysts
CGH testing
bank their frozen eggs
egg donor-IVF

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Go Read This

Aunt B on The True Meaning of HB 2681/SB 2686[which is a bill in the Tennessee legislature which states “No health care plan required to be established in this state through an exchange pursuant to federal health care reform legislation enacted by the 111th Congress shall offer coverage for abortion services.”]Filed under: Abortion, Access, Rights, […]



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The True Meaning of HB 2681/SB 2686
a bill
Abortion
Access, Rights, & Choice
Ethics
Government
Laws, Legislation, & Courts

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40. Whattaya know.

What half drunk, whiny-ass attention whore wrote that post yesterday?It couldn’t have been me as I am perfect in every way.So, as it turns out 40 doesn’t feel any different than 39. Not a bit. I still have bags under my eyes and a disturbing amount of gray in my hair. I still love and […]



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Below the streets of NYC

I can’t tell you how happy I am that I took this picture with my phone, and not the camera that was stolen.Because this picture? The most important one I took the whole trip.It’s not of famous people sitting across from us on the subway.It’s not of a famous landmark.It’s just three random kids. They […]



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Try Natural Options First If You’re Trying To Conceive

This article reinforces my belief that couples should look into natural options before jumping into expensive and sometimes dangerous fertility procedures. Among things mentioned, there are things you can do to improve egg quality. Read more:www.conceiveonline.comFrom the article:Theres growing evidence that many couples who cant conceive suffer from a combination of conditions that cant cause […]



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My child is trying to give me a jammer

MG is a curious kid. She intently watches me when I do things and has an amazing ability to figure out how to do certain things by herself. At break neck speed.Take for instance, opening the car door. She is small, her reach was limited. WAS. Then one morning, as we’re driving to gymnastics, she […]



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Showers of Love and Fear

My baby shower was Saturday and it was a blast! It was a nice mix of friends from work, church, and even online. My friend Raquel, who I originally met on Twitter came and I was so happy to finally meet her face to face!I had a couple of sets of baby shower invites for […]



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Notes from a Lecture on Transgender Medicine

I recently had the privilege of attending a lecture by Dr. Nick Gorton, an openly transgender physician, on the topic of transgender medicine. Long story short, it was amazing. Anybody walks into a lecture hall and starts their talk by explaining the differences between sex and gender, between gender identity and gender expression, and defines […]



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Dr. Nick Gorton
cisgender
This
Transender Clinic
Transender Health Proram
uidelines for transgender care
Transgender, Gender Identity, & Gender Expression Non-Discrimination
Transender Law Center
en EspaƱol
Resolution 122
National Center for Transgender Equality
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health
Lyon-Martin Health Services
Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery
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Transender Health Services
Access, Rights, & Choice
Ethics
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Natural Pain Relief During Pregnancy

A number of discomforts, aches and pains will manifest themselves during pregnancy, which can be countered in a number of natural ways. Also there are many reasons to feel ambivalent and unsettled about the processes your body is undergoing at this time.Learning to deal with the upheavals of pregnancy, both mental and physical is best […]



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pregnancy yoga
Pregnancy massage
aromatherapy oils during pregnancy

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Pregnancy Can Have A Restorative Effect On Organs, Researchers Find

If you are already pregnant, chances are, you are doing your body a favor, according to recent research conducted in Israel. It was found that pregnancy could have a restorative impact on the damaged organs of a body; a sort of fountain of youth formula that pharma companies would love to get their hands on!A […]



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Mother becomes first in world to give birth to twins after heart transplant

An American woman has become the first in the world to give birth to twins just months after having a heart transplant.Stefania DeMayo was still recovering from her operation when she unexpectedly fell pregnant.Doctors warned the 29-year-old having a baby so soon after major life-saving surgery would put her in serious danger again.But, despite the […]



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Smoking while pregnant increases risk of ‘cross eyes’ and reduced fertility in baby

Smoking while pregnant increases the chance of eye problems and low fertility counts in babies, according to two separate scientific studies.Dr. Tobias Torp-Pedersen and his team of researchers at the Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, Denmark found that smoking while pregnant increased the risk of strabismus, a condition in which the eyes are unable to […]



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3 years since my WLS

It’s my “surgiversary” today! Today marks three years since I had my WLS (weight loss surgery). My weight, as of yesterday was 158.6 lbs. Down from 310 lbs! YEAH!!My lowest weight post op was 137 lbs, that was January 2009, when I was having stomach pain for months and months, with little reprieve using medical […]



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IF the eternal waiting game

hey. nothing exciting here to report really. hot as heck in Cairo, like 95F i think today.one week from today, next Monday the 26th,we will have our nuchal scan and i am so anxious. i really can’t wait and do pray, wish andhope that all is good in my uterus. God how i hope what […]



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If you stay longer than 1 week, anything is fair game

What exactly is too long for company to be in town, specifically when said company is staying at your house?I think a week. Max.Anything more than that brings out frustrations annoyances I can’t promise that I will bit my tongue on any given situation. And this week’s worth of time is not just …Related posts:If […]



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Frozen Produce As Good (Maybe Better) Than Fresh

A key piece of overcoming infertility is preparing your body by eating fruits and vegetable. Eating a healthy diet can be hard for many women because it’s not as convenient and it may require multiple trips to the grocery store. first let me say, I’m all for buying locally and supporting your local farmers. However, […]



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Fucking insurance.

Fuck them. I swear to god, if I don’t lose my shit because of this god damn insurance company, it will be a minor miracle.I thought it was all figured out. The formula I submitted on 25 for reimbursement which got ‘lost’ in the mail the first time, and then FINALLY should have gone through, […]



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Today’s hike (only one more day of vacation left!)



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In Vitro Maturation: Will Fertility Drugs Become Unnecessary?

In the mid?1990s a group at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, reported the world’s first baby born from an embryo derived from an immature egg that had been matured in the embryology laboratory, and then fertilized and transferred to the uterus. The process has come to be known as In vitro maturation (IVM) of eggs. […]



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fertility drugs
egg retrieval
IVF
egg retrieval
transferred to the uterus as embryos/blastocysts
CGH testing
bank their frozen eggs
egg donor-IVF

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Spend, spend, spend….

Hot on the heels of the latest OART topic, I feel the need to state the rather obvious fact that kids cost money. Lots of it!!Luckily for us, when we found ourselves suddenly hopping on a plane to meet our would-be daughter, we had a support system back home sharing in our excitement. While we […]



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