The Search for Low-Cost Solutions to Infertility

Ten percent of women experience infertility, but policymakers and health bodies don’t see it as a priority. Some experts say the inability to have children should be considered a human rights issue, and are looking for ways to get treatment to everyone who needs it....

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Should You Travel Abroad for IVF?

By Anna Medaris Miller Other countries offer more affordable care in appealing destinations, but couples should proceed with caution.   Tens of thousands of U.S. residents are projected to have traveled overseas for reproductive health care this year. For three...

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Q&A with Marcia Inhorn: IVF sojourners in Dubai

By Mike Cummings Millions of people visit Dubai each year on business and for pleasure. While Dubai has emerged as a global hub city for commerce and tourism, it also is becoming an international center for medical care, including in vitro fertilization (IVF).  People...

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The Iranian (IVF) Revolution

Do you know about the Iranian IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) Revolution? Marcia Inhorn (pictured) does ... because she was alive to see it, and has studied it since in detail. A medical anthropologist at Yale University, she witnessed a massive shift in the Middle East...

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Anthropology of Dad

In honor of Father's Day, let's see what Yale Anthropologists have to say about dads in their ongoing research. Dr. Marcia Inhorn is a specialist on middle eastern gender and health issues and founding editor of the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies. Her...

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[video] Is Iran The New Leader In Fertility Treatment?

The Islamic Republic of Infertility Treatment? All eyes have been on Iran's uranium enrichment programs - but they've overlooked the country's baby-making programs. We look at how Iran is leaps ahead of its Sunni neighbors when it comes to fertility. Hosted by:...

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