South Australia Gives Same-Sex Couples Access To IVF and Unpaid Surrogacy

By: Star Observer, Matthew Wade A bill allowing equal access to assisted reproductive treatment and unpaid surrogacy for same-sex couples has been passed in the South Australian parliament. The passage of the bill removes the last legal discrimination…

Women who undergo IVF treatment within 21 days of clocks going forward are TWICE as likely to miscarry

By: Daily Mirror, Abigail O'Leary Putting the clocks forward in spring doubles the number of miscarriages in women who have undergone IVF treatment, according to new research. Scientists found the chances of miscarrying were twice as…

You Won’t Believe What Baby-Making Science Could Soon Deliver

By: NBC News, Joseph Bennington-Castro In 1978, Louise Brown helped usher in a reproductive revolution when she became the first "test tube baby," or child born from in vitro fertilization (IVF). This technique provided a means to sidestep…

The Benefits of Infertility Coverage for You and Your Employer

By: Huffington Post, Dr. David Adamson How family friendly is your workplace? It depends on your perspective. If you and your partner are among the 1 in 8 American couples facing infertility, you’d give your employer a high score if they…

New bill would require insurance companies to offer coverage for fertility treatments

By: FOX 59, Anae Howard INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- One in eight women struggle with infertility. There's help available like in vitro fertilization, but not all families can afford the pricey services. A state representative has introduced a new…

Assemblyman pushes bill for LGBT foster youth protection

By: Reno Gazette-Journal, Seth A. Richardson A Las Vegas assemblyman is trying to give children in government care the right to choose their gender. The bill marks a diversion from much of the national debate over transgender rights, especially…

Texas Organizations Launch 'I Pee With LGBT' Campaign

By: Advertising Age, Lindsay Stein The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas and nonprofit Legacy Community Health have released a digital video to highlight the discriminatory nature of the Texas "Bathroom Bill" (Senate Bill 6), which…

Jacksonville Approves LGBT Protections

By: On Top Magazine, Carlos Santoscoy Jacksonville on Tuesday became the latest Florida municipality to approve an ordinance that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. According to The Florida Times-Union,…

The online world of surrogacy

By: Open Democracy, Zsuzsa Berend What do we know about the women using their own bodies to help intended parents realise their dreams? As a method of ‘treating’ infertility, surrogacy is on the rise, and while it’s relatively easy…

N. Carolina governor offers 'compromise' repealing LGBT law

By: Associated Press, Gary D. Robertson North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper proposed Tuesday what he called a compromise to repeal the state's so-called bathroom bill, saying a new measure is designed to allay fears by some over public…