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  • GM corn set to stop man spreading his seed

    09/22/2021 5:27:26 AM PDT · by hripka · 75 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/09/2021 | Robin McKie
    Scientists have created the ultimate GM crop: contraceptive corn. Waiving fields of maize may one day save the world from overpopulation. The pregnancy prevention plants are the handiwork of the San Diego biotechnology company Epicyte, where researchers have discovered a rare class of human antibodies that attack sperm. By isolating the genes that regulate the manufacture of these antibodies, and by putting them in corn plants, the company has created tiny horticultural factories that make contraceptives. 'We have a hothouse filled with corn plants that make anti-sperm antibodies,' said Epicyte president Mitch Hein.
  • Here’s Where That COVID-19 Vaccine Infertility Myth Came From—And Why It Is Not True

    07/30/2021 9:56:15 AM PDT · by farming pharmer · 45 replies
    Henry Ford Hospital, Michigan ^ | 23.April.2021 | Henry Ford Health System Staff
    Here’s Where That COVID-19 Vaccine Infertility Myth Came From—And Why It Is Not True Posted on April 23, 2021 by Henry Ford Health System Staff Last December, a German epidemiologist said the COVID-19 vaccines might make women’s bodies reject a protein that’s connected to placenta, therefore making women infertile. He thought this because the genetic code of the placenta protein, called syncytin-1, shares a hint of similarity with the genetic code of the spike protein in COVID-19. If the vaccines caused our bodies to make antibodies to protect us from COVID-19, he thought, they could also make antibodies to reject...
  • Illinois governor repeals HIV criminalization law and expands infertility coverage for same-sex couples

    07/29/2021 8:29:06 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/28/2021 | Raja Razek
    (CNN)Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday signed into law a legislation package that aims to advance the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals by, among other provisions, expanding infertility health care coverage for same-sex couples and repealing an HIV criminalization law. "The four pieces of legislation expand infertility treatment coverage for same-sex couples and women over 35, allow those getting married to choose gender-neutral certificates and those already married to have their certificates updated, and address HIV stigma by repealing the archaic HIV criminalization law," according to a news release from the governor's office. The repeal of the HIV criminalization law is...
  • COVID vaccines and infertility: Fact vs fiction

    05/15/2021 4:41:31 PM PDT · by FarRockaway2 · 21 replies
    Vital Record ^ | March 18, 2021 | Texas A&M Health
    One of the issues with this claim is that if the antibodies attack the placenta then that means the placenta actually formed, which means the patient got pregnant,” said Hector Chapa, MD, FACOG, clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Texas A&M University College of Medicine. “So, it wouldn’t be a cause of infertility, which is the inability to conceive and become pregnant. The issue would be pregnancy loss, but that’s not actually being found in the data.”
  • Head of Pfizer Research: Covid Vaccine is Female Sterilization

    12/05/2020 10:09:42 AM PST · by ebb tide · 212 replies
    Health and Money News | December 3, 2020 |
    Head of Pfizer Research: Covid Vaccine is Female SterilizationThe vaccine contains a spike protein (see image) called syncytin-1, vital for the formation of human placenta in women. If the vaccine works so that we form an immune response AGAINST the spike protein, we are also training the female body to attack syncytin-1, which could lead to infertility in women of an unspecified duration.Dr. Wodarg and Dr. Yeadon request a stop of all corona vaccination studies and call for co-signing the petitionOn the one hand, the petitioners demand that, due to the known lack of accuracy of the PCR test in...
  • The Left Won’t Tell Women That Abortion Can Cost Them Their Future Family

    10/01/2020 9:21:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 1, 2020 | Kristan Hawkins
    Fully informed consent of any abortion event, whether surgical or chemical, should include the long-term implications for women's health and fertility. poiler Alert: For fans of Amazon Prime, trending now is season one of a show called “Utopia,” in which John Cusack plays a billionaire madman who wants to “solve” overpopulation by tricking the world into believing in a global pandemic so he can sell a vaccine that actually sterilizes people. For most of humanity, a medical event ends a person’s ability to have a family.With abortion, the parallels between fact and this fiction are uncomfortably close.Why women have abortions...
  • Is There a Link Between Gluten Consumption and Infertility?

    01/26/2020 8:01:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | January 25, 2020 | Grace Stark
    There is perhaps nothing quite like the struggle of unexplained infertility. It is baffling, it is exhausting, it is all-encompassing, and above all it is so, so hard. It is also confusing. For couples struggling with unexplained infertility, anything and everything can seem like the culprit behind the thwarted desire to have a baby. You wonder, maybe you’re not exercising or sleeping enough—then again, maybe you’re exercising and sleeping too much? Maybe it’s your diet—maybe you’re eating too much of something, or not enough of another? And while you run through the laundry list of possibilities, and long desperately for...
  • New NPG Forum Paper Details Opportunities to Combat Global Warming

    12/17/2019 11:28:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    PR News Web ^ | December 17, 2019 | by Edwin S. Rubenstein
    Negative Population Growth, Inc. (NPG) has released a new Forum paper detailing various opportunities to combat global warming. The paper, titled Humans are Making Oceans Warmer, Deeper, and Life Threatening, identifies the roles of nations in climate change, examines the many ways humans can utilize oceans to stop the earth’s temperature from rising, and discusses the detrimental effects of single-use plastics. Author Edwin S. Rubenstein begins by recounting the latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change surmising that “a potentially disastrous rise in global sea levels is inevitable. He addresses the opinion that global warming is not...
  • The Affordable, Effective Alternative to IVF No One Talks About

    12/15/2019 12:34:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | December 15, 2019 | Cassie Moriarty
    With increasing rates of infertility and higher average rates of maternal age, people are turning to assisted reproductive technologies (ART) like in vitro fertilization (IVF) more than ever. More than 8 million babies have been born since the first IVF pregnancy in 1978. Recognizing the emotional agony of dealing with trouble conceiving, it makes sense why IVF is becoming so widely used. IVF provides a glimmer of hope for couples who have faced numerous cycles of negative pregnancy tests. But recently, some light has been shed on less positive aspects of the ART industry, revealing inflated success rates, maternal and...
  • Is it too Late to undo what the Birth Control Pill has Done?

    09/22/2019 12:04:03 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 80 replies
    Angelus News ^ | Apr 2018 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    The unintended consequence of widespread birth control — on individuals, families and society — cannot be denied. Loneliness has become an “epidemic” in the world today, says scholar Mary Eberstadt, author of the 2013 book “Adam and Eve After the Pill." “Fifty years after the embrace of the pill — undeniably, because of the embrace of the pill — loneliness is spreading across the materially better-off countries of the planet." She expands on the themes of her new article, describing the “prophetic power” of “Humanae Vitae” (“On Human Life”), Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical letter on birth control and married...
  • 5 Causes of Infertility that (Almost) No One Talks About

    02/03/2019 6:59:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | February 1, 2019 | Margaret Brady
    Infertility is a part of life for 1 in every 8 couples in the United States. Most people know that risk factors like age and tobacco use can make having a baby difficult, yet, there are young, tobacco-free families who struggle to get pregnant in every community. Because knowledge is critical in safeguarding your reproductive health, here are five causes of infertility you may never have heard of. 1. LEEP Procedures If you’ve ever had an abnormal Pap smear, you may have heard of LEEP (Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure). With this treatment, doctors use an electrically heated wire loop to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Considering the Options for Infertile Couples

    05/16/2018 4:58:59 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies
    Angelus News ^ | 07.10.17 | Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D.
    When Catholic couples experience trouble getting pregnant, they often seek medical help and begin to research what options are available to them. A number of moral considerations and questions generally emerge during this process: Why are techniques like in vitro fertilization (IVF) considered immoral? What approaches will the Church allow us to try? What does our infertility mean, spiritually and personally, in the face of our fervent but frustrated desire for a baby?When a couple, after having non-contraceptive sexual intercourse for a year or more, begins to investigate whether there are issues related to infertility, some medical professionals simply...
  • Beaver County Sees Uptick In STD Numbers Among Young People

    03/12/2018 5:07:09 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 37 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | March 9, 2018 | John Shumway
    Dr. DiCenco says the numbers in a state health department alert about STD’s and HIV among 15-24 year olds in Beaver County are “quite concerning and we, in our practice, have seen an uptick in the number of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia cases.” The state alert says the cases of Gonorrhea among 15-24 year old men and women were up 34 percent in 2017 compared to 2016. HIV was up almost threefold. “The HIV rate increasing 300 percent is very concerning,” says Dr. DiCenco. So why are the numbers among young people rising? Students on the Carnegie Mellon Campus had these...
  • VA whistleblower: Veterans poisoned at Camp Lejeune need Trump's help getting care [op-ed]

    02/27/2018 7:16:29 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 27, 2018 | Scott Davis
    Several months ago, I contacted the White House to recommend that the Trump administration appoint a Czar for Veterans Affairs to resolve concerns relating to Military Toxic Exposure. Nearly 900,000 Marine Corps veterans were poisoned by contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Over the past year, I have been contacted by a number of these veterans who expressed concerns about delayed access to healthcare and disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as being denied tort claim benefits from the Department of Defense. Although VA leaders have expanded online communication relating to Camp Lejeune benefits,...
  • Zika virus could cause infertility in men, new study suggests ..

    10/31/2016 7:03:48 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 17 replies
    telegraph / science ^ | 10/31/16 | Sarah Knapton
    Scientists in the US discovered that mice infected with Zika had shrunken testicles, low testosterone levels and low sperm counts. Although the findings have not yet been replicated in humans, experts say that the virus may also have worrying conseqences for men who become infected. Dr Michael Diamond, of the University of Washington, who co-authored the study, said: "While our study was in mice, and with the caveat that we don't yet know whether Zika has the same effect in men, it does suggest that men might face low testosterone levels and low sperm counts after Zika infection, affecting their...
  • Single men will get the right to start a family under new definition of infertility

    10/20/2016 11:53:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 20, 2016 | Henry Bodkin
    Single men and women without medical issues will be classed as “infertile” if they do not have children but want to become a parent, the World Health Organisation is to announce. In a move which dramatically changes the definition of infertility, the WHO will declare that it should no longer be regarded as simply a medical condition. The authors of the new global standards said the revised definition gave every individual “the right to reproduce”.
  • Divorced couple's frozen embryos must be 'thawed and discarded,' judge rules

    11/19/2015 1:41:01 PM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 18, 2015 | Maura Dolan
    A San Francisco judge ruled Wednesday that frozen embryos a woman wants to use over her ex-husband's objections must be “thawed and discarded.” Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo, in an 83-page decision, upheld a consent form the couple signed shortly after their marriage in 2010. The couple agreed on the form provided by the fertility clinic that the embryos should be destroyed if they divorced.
  • Don’t use my pain as a weapon: Infertility and same-sex ‘marriage’

    06/20/2015 9:08:35 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6-18-15 | Oliver Olivarez
    June 18, 2015 (ThePublicDiscourse) -- I’m growing weary of being told that I must either support gay marriage or disavow my own marriage. I refer not to anything my wife and I did that would violate the traditional norms of marriage, but to something we had no control over: our ongoing inability to conceive a child. My wife and I, along with all other childless heterosexual couples, often find ourselves presented as exhibit A in the court of public opinion. Our plight has become a standard response to the main reason for traditional marriage, a reason that until lately was...
  • Declining Teen Births: Finally, Abstinence Triumphs!

    08/28/2014 6:37:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/28/2014 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    The latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates continued dramatic declines in teen births, but the “news” regarding the CDC report is the general acknowledgement that abstinence efforts are contributing to the decline in teen births. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) explained: “The declines in teen birth rates reflect a number of behavioral changes, including decreased sexual activity, increases in the use of contraception at first sex and at most recent sex, and the adoption and increased use of hormonal contraception, injectables, and intrauterine devices.” [Notice that abortion is not mentioned at all;...
  • Neanderthal-human sex bred light skins and infertility

    01/29/2014 8:00:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 01/29/2014
    IT IS surprising what a little hanky-panky can do. A handful of sexual encounters between humans and Neanderthals made many of us what we are today, affecting both our appearance and our vulnerability to disease. But the genetic legacy left by the Neanderthals also highlights just how different we are from our sister species. [SNIP] ... the adaptation took thousands of years to become universal. A third study published this week describes a DNA analysis of one person who lived in Stone Age Europe about 7000 years ago – 40,000 years after any Neanderthal interbreeding. His genes suggest his skin...