We are witnessing dazzling advances in fertility treatments. But why, as we teeter on the brink of uterus transplants, are women catching more flak at pharmacies for just trying to fill a birth control prescription? And why is there not a single law about male fertility?
Older female celebrities who seem to get pregnant easily can mask the real struggles involved, especially since the public rarely learns if they had the help of fertility treatments, says Tanya Selvaratnam in this excerpt from “The Big Lie.”
Irish lawmakers voted to allow abortion in limited circumstances for the first time in the Ireland’s history. Chile’s president Sebastian Pinera said he admired a young girl for continuing her pregnancy, which was a result of rape.
Young women facing cancer treatments have fertility-preservation options to consider. Egg freezing is a newer technique, and expensive, but some programs are free of charge. Embryo freezing is more advanced but requires legal safeguards.
An Egyptian court ordered the Egyptian army on Dec. 27 to stop forced virginity tests on female detainees, Agence France Presse reported. The decision has been made months after the practice sparked a national outcry and stained the ruling military’s reputation.
When women suffering anorexia stop having their menstrual periods many think they no longer have to worry about birth control. But the recent discovery of a higher rate of unplanned pregnancies among women with the disorder turns that thinking on its head.