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2014-01-23 11:21:58

Safety of homebirth has focused on risk of death; moms-to-be poorly informed of other issues The risk of future long term disability to the child should "weigh heavily" in decisions about whether to give birth at home or in hospital, argue leading ethicists in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Women should, of course, be free to choose where they want to give birth, insist Oxford University ethicist Professor Julian Savulescu and obstetrician and gynaecologist Associate Professor Lachlan...

2014-01-22 23:30:38

Open Arms Consultants Egg Donation and Surrogacy Agency answers just some of the most frequently asked questions from women who are wanting to become a surrogate mother. Bradenton, FL (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Millions of people are affected by infertility and are unable to have a child on their own. Sometimes, their last resort is surrogacy. Becoming a surrogate mother is a very big decision to make with many things to consider. Here are our most frequently asked questions from women...

2014-01-22 23:27:56

A growing number of Canadian couples are realising that to get affordable treatment with high success rates and no waiting lists they may need to travel outside of Canada. Latest figures published by the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society show clinical pregnancy rates for 2011. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Barbados Fertility Centre, now on its 12th year of operation, have seen an increase in the amount of Canadian couples that they are treating, and it´s quickly...

2014-01-20 23:04:09

GIA announces the release of a trend report on Designer Babies. The concept of Designer Babies is gaining in popularity driven by developments in genetic engineering that help scientists to screen embryos for genetic disorders to artificially make babies with desired personal and genetic traits. San Jose, California (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Designer babies are defined as babies with artificial genetic makeup selected through a combination of genetic engineering...

2014-01-20 16:21:40

Beverly Hills Physicians has improved the lives of countless women through empathetic and helpful gynecological procedures LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's only natural for many of us to get a little uncomfortable discussing vaginal surgery in public. With innovative new techniques like stem cell vaginal rejuvenation, however, Beverly Hills Physicians is hoping that excitement about the possibilities will overcome our skittishness. While much of the public discussion...

2014-01-17 23:00:32

Advanced Fertility Center of Texas is embracing Cancer Awareness Month by offering screening for cervical cancer throughout January. Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and the Advanced Fertility Center of Texas will help to spread awareness by offering screening for cervical cancer. The Advanced Fertility Center of Texas will offer routine cervical cancer screenings throughout the month of January. Approximately 20 million American women carry...

2014-01-14 23:23:19

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month and Women’s Excellence is encouraging all women who are considering conceiving a pregnancy in the near future to schedule an annual visit. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended preconception visits and prenatal care to reduce the incidence of birth defects. Birmingham, Michigan (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a woman can increase her own chances of having...

2014-01-13 16:23:57

WELLESLEY, Mass., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite concerns that turning teen moms into reality TV stars has glamorized teen pregnancy, a new study shows that MTV's 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom have had a more powerful impact in the opposite direction: the series has significantly reduced births to teens. The research, coauthored by Wellesley College economist Phillip B. Levine and University of Maryland economist Melissa S. Kearney, finds that MTV's 16 and Pregnant...

2014-01-13 12:28:02

MARIETTA, Ga., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), an integrated developer, manufacturer and marketer of patent protected regenerative biomaterials and bioimplants processed from human amniotic membrane, announced the schedule for its presentation at the 32(nd) Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. Parker H. "Pete" Petit, Chairman and CEO, William C. Taylor, President and COO, and Michael J. Senken, Chief Financial Officer, will present on Thursday,...

2014-01-09 08:29:10

Partnership reveals improved maternal health outcomes in Uganda and Zambia pilot districts WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of women dying during pregnancy and childbirth declined sharply over one year in eight pilot districts in Uganda and Zambia where Saving Mothers, Giving Life has deployed a battery of life-saving interventions, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-led public-private partnership announced today. The first annual report, a...


Latest Reproduction Reference Libraries

Stegodyphus lineatus
2014-04-07 14:12:35

Stegodyphus lineatus is the only European species belonging to the spider genus Stegodyphus. The males of this species are up to 12 millimeters long, while the females are up to 15 millimeters long. The coloration can range from whitish to almost black. In the majority of individuals, the opisthosoma is whitish with two broad black longitudinal stripes. The males and females look similar, but the male is usually richer in contrast and has a bulbous forehead. The species name is in...

Seed Saving
2013-05-18 07:22:11

Seed saving is the preserving of seeds from mature vegetables, herbs, and flowers used in subsequent years along with bulbs and tubers. Home gardeners have saved seeds for generations and the practice is now becoming common with organic farmers as well as permaculturists. Growers will clone plants so as not to produce seeds keeping the plant “true to type” to the parent plant. True to type refers to the characteristics of the parent plant such as large fruit/blooms. Plants...

Human Reproduction
2012-05-14 11:44:50

Human Reproduction is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that concentrates on original research, clinical case studies and opinions and debates on topical issues. The journal was broken into three distinct journals in 1995, with Human Reproduction Update and Molecular Human Reproduction. Human Reproduction Update is a bimonthly review journal and Molecular Human Reproduction is a monthly journal focusing on molecular aspects of reproductive biology. Human Reproduction covers all aspects...

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2011-04-28 17:02:45

Labor Induction is a process of giving an artificial start to birth with medical intervention or other methods. When an induction is not performed for emergency or other medical reasons, the method is considered an elective process. The decision to induce labor has increased in recent years due to its convenience or because it easily accommodates busy schedules. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, however, say that labor should only be induced when it is more risky...

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