My Huffington Post Article: 5 Tips for People of Faith Considering Reproductive Technology

I have a short essay on the Huffington Post today offering some very broad advice for people of faith who are considering reproductive technology. I asked a friend who has struggled with infertility (and thus far, chosen not to use any technology for help conceiving beyond a relatively low-impact fertility medication) to read this over [Read More...]

Good Grief, I Think I Actually Agree with Newt Gingrich

In case you haven’t figured this out, I am a Democrat. I will vote for Barack Obama in November, just as I did in 2008. I think Bill Clinton is one of the finest politicians of recent decades (note that I said one of the finest politicians, not husbands), and being at both of his [Read More...]

Reproductive Tourism Lays Bare the Fertility Industry’s Market Orientation

A reader sent me a link to a Slate article about the burgeoning practice of reproductive or fertility “tourism.” This is an increasingly common practice by which infertile people from one country access fertility services in another country, often for economic reasons, but also for regulatory reasons. For example, people from relatively wealthy Western nations [Read More...]

Eggsploitation’s Bad Science

In Thursday’s post, I mentioned the independent film Eggsploitation, which I criticized for its “junk science.” The filmmaker, Jennifer Lahl, asked me to clarify what I meant by that criticism. Although I’ve written about this film before, because this is a new blog with some new readers, I’m going to respond to her publicly. I [Read More...]

Fertility Treatment Might Cause Ovarian Cancer (But Your Doctor is Unlikely to Tell You That)

A large, comprehensive study in the Netherlands indicates that ovarian stimulation (artificially inducing a woman’s ovaries to produce multiple eggs) increases the risk of ovarian cancer two-fold. Previous studies examining a possible link between fertility treatment and increased cancer risk were inconclusive for various reasons, including the studies being too small.  (That has not stopped [Read More...]


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