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Surrogacy: Traditional vs. Gestational

Surrogacy is when one woman carries an embryo and gives birth for another woman. There are two types of surrogacy, traditional and gestational. Both types are commonly used, based upon the individual and personal needs of the intended parent(s). Who Opts for Surrogacy? Surrogacy entails many legal, ... Continue Reading

Surrogacy: Traditional vs. Gestational

Surrogacy is when one woman carries an embryo and gives birth for another woman. There are two types of surrogacy, traditional and gestational. Both types are commonly used, based upon the individual and personal needs of the intended parent(s). Who Opts for Surrogacy? Surrogacy entails many legal, ... Continue Reading

Surrogacy: Risks and Complications for Recipients

Surrogacy can be an option for couples that want children but cannot conceive naturally. A surrogate mother may be chosen to carry a child that will be adopted by the intended parents. Surrogacy can be a fulfilling experience for a few women, but there are also a few risks and complications that can Continue Reading

Surrogacy: Risks and Complications for Recipients

Surrogacy can be an option for couples that want children but cannot conceive naturally. A surrogate mother may be chosen to carry a child that will be adopted by the intended parents. Surrogacy can be a fulfilling experience for a few women, but there are also a few risks and complications that can Continue Reading

Surrogacy: Legality

When a child is born to childless parents through a surrogate or substitute mother, this procedure is called surrogacy. This notion of surrogacy goes back to Biblical times when Sarah, wife of Abraham, was unable to give birth to a child; she gave her handmaid, Hagar, to Abraham so that they can hav ... Continue Reading

Surrogacy: Legality

When a child is born to childless parents through a surrogate or substitute mother, this procedure is called surrogacy. This notion of surrogacy goes back to Biblical times when Sarah, wife of Abraham, was unable to give birth to a child; she gave her handmaid, Hagar, to Abraham so that they can hav ... Continue Reading

Surrogacy: Mother-Child Relationship

Surrogacy is a solution for couples that are considering a baby, but are facing infertility problems. After the baby is born, the intended parents will adopt him and the surrogate mother will have to give him up. The relationship between the surrogate mother and the baby, and the intended mother and Continue Reading

Surrogacy: Mother-Child Relationship

Surrogacy is a solution for couples that are considering a baby, but are facing infertility problems. After the baby is born, the intended parents will adopt him and the surrogate mother will have to give him up. The relationship between the surrogate mother and the baby, and the intended mother and Continue Reading

Success Rates of Tubal Reversal Surgery

Tubal reversal surgery offers hope for women wishing to become pregnant after having a tubal ligation or having their "tubes tied". Many factors can affect success rates for this type of procedure. Success Rates of Tubal Reversal Surgery Some reports indicate a 70 to 80 percent chance of pregnancy w ... Continue Reading

Success Rates of Tubal Reversal Surgery

Tubal reversal surgery offers hope for women wishing to become pregnant after having a tubal ligation or having their "tubes tied". Many factors can affect success rates for this type of procedure. Success Rates of Tubal Reversal Surgery Some reports indicate a 70 to 80 percent chance of pregnancy w ... Continue Reading

Sperm Donation: Selecting a Sperm Bank

Sperm donation is an extremely kind gesture. By donating sperm, the donor provides couples the opportunity to become pregnant that they might not have had before. However, selecting the sperm bank to use for donation is not easy and not a decision to be taken lightly. Investigating the bank’s repu ... Continue Reading

Sperm Donation: Selecting a Sperm Bank

Sperm donation is an extremely kind gesture. By donating sperm, the donor provides couples the opportunity to become pregnant that they might not have had before. However, selecting the sperm bank to use for donation is not easy and not a decision to be taken lightly. Investigating the bank’s repu ... Continue Reading

Sperm Donation: Ethical Implications and Controversy

Undergoing sperm donation is not a decision to be made lightly. Likely, you will come to it only after serious thought and deciding that it truly is the best course of action for you. Nevertheless, you should be aware of some of the ethical implications and controversy surrounding the procedure. Eth ... Continue Reading

Sperm Donation: Ethical Implications and Controversy

Undergoing sperm donation is not a decision to be made lightly. Likely, you will come to it only after serious thought and deciding that it truly is the best course of action for you. Nevertheless, you should be aware of some of the ethical implications and controversy surrounding the procedure. Eth ... Continue Reading

Sperm Donation: Legality

Sperm donation creates many legal issues and questions. Donors and recipients alike must be aware of the different legal issues that may arise prior to, during or after a child is born, even as far as into the extended future. Prior to donating or receiving sperm, all parties must ensure that safegu ... Continue Reading

Sperm Donation: Legality

Sperm donation creates many legal issues and questions. Donors and recipients alike must be aware of the different legal issues that may arise prior to, during or after a child is born, even as far as into the extended future. Prior to donating or receiving sperm, all parties must ensure that safegu ... Continue Reading

Sperm Donation: Financial Information for Donors

Sperm donation provides an infertile woman or couple with the means to have a child. For this effort, donors are often rewarded with a minimal payment. While the amount of this payment varies, it is typically never very large. Additionally, it may only be given after the donated sperm is tested and ... Continue Reading

Sperm Donation: Financial Information for Donors

Sperm donation provides an infertile woman or couple with the means to have a child. For this effort, donors are often rewarded with a minimal payment. While the amount of this payment varies, it is typically never very large. Additionally, it may only be given after the donated sperm is tested and ... Continue Reading

Sperm Donation: Risks and Complications

Sperm donation is relatively simple, but not without its complications. Recipients of donated sperm may be surprised at the complications they encounter when choosing or using donated sperm. Below are a few of these complications. Misleading Donor Information At the time of donation, the sperm bank ... Continue Reading

Sperm Donation: Risks and Complications

Sperm donation is relatively simple, but not without its complications. Recipients of donated sperm may be surprised at the complications they encounter when choosing or using donated sperm. Below are a few of these complications. Misleading Donor Information At the time of donation, the sperm bank ... Continue Reading