Matteo, 25, a suitor on The Bachelorette, says he is a sperm donor with 114 kids—is that too many? The US has never considered this issue a necessary one to regulate. While countries such as the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands limit how many children a single donor can have

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Our Travis Rieder writes, “We need to stop pretending kids don’t have environmental and ethical consequences.”

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Jill Neimark writes: When it comes to the genetic lottery, I’ve been lucky in a lot of ways—and unlucky in others. I was bequeathed my mother’s connective tissue anomalies, the celiac disease that runs on her side, and my father’s asthma, along with assorted other miseries. I was born by Caesarean section because my mother had a septate uterus, as do I.

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Listen to our Travis Rieder, with Jennifer Ludden of NPR’s All Things Considered and Nikki Hutcheson of KCSB, as he expands on a provocative thought, “Maybe we should protect our kids by not having them.”

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Parents’ traumatic experience may hamper their offspring’s ability to bounce back from trauma

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