Topic: fertility treatments

Why Women Should Have To Pay For Sperm Donation

Why Women Should Have To Pay For Sperm Donation

If you aren’t willing or able to get knocked up the old-fashioned way, getting pregnant can be seriously expensive. As someone who struggles with infertility, I am acutely aware of that fact. Here in the US, the average adoption costs between $25,000 and $35,000. A single round of in vitro fertilization is about $12,000. Basically, if you’re looking for help building your family, you better have quite a healthy bank account at your disposal.

However, one woman is fighting against a specific cost in the fertility process. A San Francisco-area woman is suing over the regulations and costs of sperm donation. She says that they present a costly and burdensome barrier between same-sex or single women who want to get pregnant. I say, they keep us safe. More »

Poll: Would You Inject HCG Pregnancy Hormone to Lose Weight?

Poll: Would You Inject HCG Pregnancy Hormone to Lose Weight?

The HCG diet is currently one of the hottest diet fads out there right now. One of my friends just lost 75 pounds on it, after trying everything. These overweight women are injecting themselves with the pregnancy hormone HCG in order to shed pounds. (HCG is the hormone that makes the pee stick say “pregnant” if you really are.)

Why anyone would choose to feel pregnant is beyond me (yes, I think this diet trend is totally nuts and unsafe, and have told my friend so), but the fact that I’m seeing HCG diet centers sprout up all over the country, and naturopathic doctors advertise that they’ll offer it, makes me realize that this hormone is here to stay.

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Sex Causes Blindness and Hand Sanitizers Cause Allergies: Morning News Roundup

Sex Causes Blindness and Hand Sanitizers Cause Allergies: Morning News Roundup

Sex Blindness is Real — Apparently some people temporarily go blind after orgasm., giving Hootie & The Blowfish new material for a sequel to their hit single. (Vitamin G)

Europe Insists on Going Deep — European fishers continue trawling, despite criticism of their deep-sea quotas. (New York TimesGreen Blog)

Antibacterial Soaps Could Cause Allergies — Studies link hand sanitizers and soaps to allergies in children. (TIME) More »