The invasive procedure to extract the eggs is called transvaginal ovarian aspiration and there are risks, such as bleeding and although rare, damage or puncture of the bowel, bladder and nearby blood vessels from the needle attached to the ultrasound probe that is inserted into a woman’s vagina

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The Supreme Court has overturned a Texas law requiring clinics that provide abortions to have surgical facilities and doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The law was predicted to close many clinics and further reduce availability of abortion in Texas; the court has ruled the law violated the Constitution

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“The first thing I’m discussing now is Zika,” said Dr. Jamie Nodler. As summer approaches, anxiety about Zika is growing in states like Florida and Texas. The virus hasn’t spread to mosquitoes along the Gulf Coast, and it may not, but experts are preparing nonetheless

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Anne Drapkin Lyerly and our Carleigh Krubiner & Ruth Faden comment on the rapid spread of Zika virus, and the importance of ensuring that the needs of pregnant women are uppermost in prevention plans, including research with pregnant women to secure reliable information

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The emerging Zika virus epidemic is bringing to light a longstanding ethical challenge in medical research: the inclusion of pregnant women

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As the Zika virus bears down on the United States, federal health officials are divided over a politically and ethically charged question: Should they advise American women to delay pregnancy in areas where the virus is circulating?

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Outsourcing Pregnancy

April 4, 2016

A visit to India’s surrogacy clinics. Julie Bindel, a strident opponent of surrogacy, travelled to India to find out more about a practice worth an estimated £690m a year on the subcontinent

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The IUD Revolution

March 23, 2016

Colorado proved that better birth control can dramatically reduce teen pregnancies. A new group is fighting to take that work nationwide

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