Twins in School: What Teachers Should Know
The incidence of multiple births has increased dramatically in the past two decades. The birth rate for twins, who constitute the most common kind of multiple births, increased 42% from 1980 to 1994 (Lytton, Singh, & Gallagher, 1995). Given this trend, it seems reasonable to assume that many...
The Cervical Factor
Normal cervical mucus Cervical mucus is a jelly-like substance produced by tiny glands in the cervix called cervical crypts. It has a protective function and may prevent bacteria from getting into the uterine cavity. The mucus changes predictably and cyclically during the menstrual cycle. During... Multiple Births Multiply During Past Two Decades
There has been a remarkable rise in the number of triplet and other higher order multiple births over the past two decades. Up from 1,034 births in 1971 to 4,973 for 1995, the increase in higher order multiple births (triplets, quadruplets, and quintuplets) reflect the rising number of births to... Microinjection: The Latest Advance in Treating the Infertile Man
The introduction of Microinjection Technology into the in vitro fertilization laboratory has revolutionized our treatment of the infertile man. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection, or ICSI, is a new infertility treatment that uses micromanipulation technology for treating male infertility. What ICSI...
Reproductive Choice: Whose Business Is It Anyway?
February 26, 2009, 7:45 am
I learned the very (very) hard way that each family has the unquestionable right to form their family in whatever way they so desire. When it comes to birth and adoptive families brought together by a shared child via open adoption, that unquestionable part becomes so important. I will first... Is Your Adopted Child Predisposed to Cancer? Genetic Testing May Tell
March 23, 2008, 4:35 pm
There are certain gene mutations that predispose a person to cancer. Through the miracle of modern medicine, genetic testing is available to identify gene mutations that may lead to cancer. A person armed with information about being predisposed to developing cancer can take preventative measures... What Other People Think About Adoption
October 19, 2009, 5:30 am
Lots of people have been writing about the online article about in vitro fertilization (IVF) and the accompanying blog post about the issues surrounding multiple births from IVF in the online edition of Sunday's New York Times. The comments were astounding, especially reading them as an...