Nope, Embryos STILL Aren’t People.

Personhood: A Brief Visual Guide

This is your quarterly reminder that no: eggs, sperm, fertilized eggs, blastocysts, and/or embryos are not people. I know it seems like such a no-brainer at this point. I mean, I've only written about this twelve times since 2011. I get it, you don't have time to read. That's cool. Lemme boil this down for ya in 59 seconds: Look familiar? ... [Read on...]

Grieving, Breathing

fog on the water

This is one of those posts I just need to write. I debated about writing this at my other blog, but decided I wanted this post to live here. Today (Tuesday) has been flanked by death and beauty. Tonight, I hover in that liminal space in between the two, not quite limbo, not quite purgatory - but in that aspirate hesitation, that moment ... [Read on...]

A Lesson from Malala

Malala Yousafzai wins the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

At just 17 years old, Malala Yousafzay, a Pakistani children's and educational rights activist, just became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize this morning. The Prize was awarded to fellow children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi, of India. Malala, like many of you reading this post, got her start as a blogger - at the tender ... [Read on...]

“Remember Me” and the Days of Awe

Photo by Keiko Zoll.

For Jews around the globe, including myself, we exist now in a perilous time of year known as Yamim Noraim - the Days of Awe. The ten days in between the start of Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year, and the end of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, constitute the holiest days of the year for us. We are in a precarious state: G-d opens the ... [Read on...]

2014 Voices of PCOS: The Roundup

Voices of PCOS at The Infertility Voice

Welcome to the conclusion of the 2014 Voices of PCOS blog series at The Infertility Voice, in honor of PCOS Awareness Month. This has been the biggest year yet for some amazing storytelling and experience-sharing from our Voices of PCOS guest bloggers! In case you missed any, here are all of the amazing guest blogs from this year's Voices of ... [Read on...]

Traditional Chinese Medicine for PCOS

Traditional Chinese Medicine, commonly known by its abbreviation, TCM - has become a popular form of alternative and complementary therapy for women having difficulty getting pregnant. It's also become a popular way for women with PCOS to manage their symptoms. Read the rest at » ... [Read on...]

Ovarian Cancer and Your Fertility

It is estimated that as many as 1 in 71 women will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetimes. Ovarian cancer is considered the fifth-leading cause of cancer-related deaths for women aged 35 to 74. However, as grim as the prognosis may be, women diagnosed with ovarian cancer at a young age and in its earliest stages have some of the highest ... [Read on...]

Treatment Options of PCOS for Fertility: Looking Beyond IVF

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Welcome to the 2014 Voices of PCOS blog series at The Infertility Voice, in honor of PCOS Awareness Month! Treatment Options of PCOS for Fertility: Looking Beyond IVF By Kristeen Cherney Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common causes of infertility. With abnormalities in hormones combined with sporadic ovulation ... [Read on...]