Mercatornet: How one Nairobi woman saves young mothers from the pressure to abort

| April 12, 2017

Domitila Ayot is a humble heroine of the slums. All Anne* wanted when she left her poor home in rural Kenya after finishing high school in 2014 was to make some money in Nairobi so she could go back, clear her fees, and redeem her certificate so she could apply for college. But in late […]

End The Three-Month Wait For Sharing A Pregnancy

| August 28, 2014

The Duggar family, of reality TV fame, are rarely described as “brave.” They have 19 children (“and counting,” as the title of their reality show declares) and are thus objects of fascination if not scorn. Yet the seemingly mundane act from one of the bunch recently did, in a strikingly quiet way, demonstrate a bit […]

Older moms may have genes for longevity

| June 26, 2014

A silver lining for some older moms: the genes that allow some women to naturally have children later in life also make it likely these women will live a longer life. A study published Wednesday found that women who are able to have children after age 33–without using drugs or other infertility treatments–have a greater […]

Sloan, Lahl: Inconvenient truths about commercial surrogacy

| April 4, 2014

The Minnesota Senate and House are currently considering two separate bills to legalize commercial surrogacy in the state (S.F. 2627 and H.F. 291). This is occurring despite that similar legislation was defeated just last year and a bill similar to what has been proposed in the Senate was vetoed in 2008. One would think that […]

The “Who Am I?” Generation

| March 24, 2014

In the 2013 film “Delivery Man,” the lead character discovers he fathered more than 500 children through sperm donation 20 years earlier, and now more than 100 of his offspring want to find him. An MTV series in 2013, “Generation Cryo,” followed a 17-year-old as she searched for her half-siblings and their donor father. The […]

Multiple Sclerosis linked to Contraceptive Pill

| March 1, 2014

Editor’s note: This article has sidebars ads which are not for young audiences.  Taking the contraceptive Pill may increase a woman’s chance of developing multiple sclerosis, researchers warn. The risk of MS could be up to 50 per cent higher among women on the Pill, according to a new US study. The findings also show […]

When To Bite The Bullet and Have a Baby

| February 23, 2014

Statistics released this week show that women in New Zealand between the ages of 35 and 39 are having more babies than women aged 20 – 24 for the first time.  In fact, the average age of first time mothers in New Zealand is now one of the highest in the developed world.  The number […]