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A young widow has won a High Court fight to preserve her dead husband's sperm.
Beth Warren, 28, challenged a storage time limit imposed by the UK fertility regulator claiming that her grief had left her unready to start a family alone.
The physiotherapist said the limit meant she had little over a year to conceive using sperm her husband Warren Brewer had placed in storage before he died of a brain tumour two years ago, aged 32.
In an effort to educate men about breastfeeding - and all the nipple guards, latching problems and mastitis that come with it - a new advertising campaign is using gender-bending images to get their attention. The ad images show shirtless men clutching an infant to their breast, much like a nursing mother would. And the message is loud and clear: 'Project Breastfeeding. If I Could, I Would.'
Detroit — Testimony continued Wednesday in the federal trial on a lawsuit seeking to overturn Michigan’s bans on adoption for same-sex couples and gay marriage.
This week, attorneys for the state of Michigan, defending the state’s bans on same-sex adoption and marriage presented testimony from their experts who so far have maintained that children raised by heterosexual parents experienced better outcomes.
The lawsuit was brought by plaintiffs April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, two nurses from Hazel Park who hope to adopt each other’s adoptive children and legally marry.
swallowed two paracetamol tablets in a vain attempt to shift the heavy pain that had settled across my right eye, and shuffled, bleary-eyed, into the lounge of the birth centre, where I found Sally holding our baby. After sleeping through the visits of her six grandparents the previous day, at 8pm little Luna (I was still using her "womb name") decided it was time for a drink - and had pretty much sucked for the next 14 hours.
Over the past twenty years, fertility problems have increased dramatically. One in six couples now find it difficult to conceive and a quarter of all pregnancies can end in a miscarriage and more and more couples are turning to fertility treatments to help them have a family.What is the cause? What is the cause? From a medical point of view, infertility is believed to be caused by the following factors, and in these proportions.
Problem Percentage of cases:
Ovulatory failure (including Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) 20
Tubal damage 15
Male problems 26
The popular smartphone app, Kindara, which helps women calculate when they are infertile and when they can get pregnant announces their 10,000 conception in just the last 12 months. According to William Sacks, co-founder and CEO of Kindara, “With our current rate of growth, our industry is on track to rival the pregnancy rate of all the nations fertility clinics within a couple of years.”
They say that older fathers have a higher risk of fathering a child with a disorder such as autism or schizophrenia.
An increasing body of evidence is showing that as a man ages, his sperm becomes poorer quality.
This is because mutations cause stem cells in the testicles to divide abnormally, resulting in an increasing proportion of mutant sperm as men age, New Scientist reports.
Some studies have even linked having an older father to Alzheimer's disease, bipolar disorder (previously known as manic depression), heart disease and cancer.