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From womb transplants to 3-parent-babies, science is making parenthood possible for people who can’t get there the old fashioned way. Come along with Freethink as we meet the people pushing the boundaries of human fertility treatments. We’ll look at how these technological advancements are changing our definition of what it means to be a family and to be human.

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The Future Explored
Can a Lab-Grown Uterus Treat Infertility?
bioengineered uterus
The Future Explored
Can a Lab-Grown Uterus Treat Infertility?
A bioengineered uterus could open up treatment options for women facing infertility.
February 6, 2021

A bioengineered uterus could open up treatment options for women facing infertility.

Health Care
New Vaginal Ring Reduces Risk of HIV and Pregnancy
vaginal ring
Health Care
New Vaginal Ring Reduces Risk of HIV and Pregnancy
A vaginal ring that serves double duty as both long-term contraception and convenient HIV prevention showed promise in a small study.
January 31, 2021

A vaginal ring that serves double duty as both long-term contraception and convenient HIV prevention showed promise in a small study.

The Future Explored
Babies of the Future Could be Made From Skin Cells
Babies of the Future Could be Made From Skin Cells
The Future Explored
Babies of the Future Could be Made From Skin Cells
A potential fertility treatment involves taking skin cells and reverse engineering them into eggs and sperm.
October 10, 2020

A potential fertility treatment involves taking skin cells and reverse engineering them into eggs and sperm.

Fertility
How GMO Zebrafish Could Inspire New Infertility Treatments
zebrafish  Infertility Treatments
Fertility
How GMO Zebrafish Could Inspire New Infertility Treatments
By genetically modifying zebrafish, researchers have discovered a sex hormone that could lead to future infertility treatments for humans.
May 28, 2020

By genetically modifying zebrafish, researchers have discovered a sex hormone that could lead to future infertility treatments for humans.

Fertility
Cancer Survivor Gives Birth Thanks to a New Fertility Procedure
Cancer Survivor Gives Birth Thanks to a New Fertility Procedure
Fertility
Cancer Survivor Gives Birth Thanks to a New Fertility Procedure
A French cancer survivor is the first person to give birth via a fertility treatment that involves freezing and thawing eggs that underwent in vitro maturation.
February 25, 2020

A French cancer survivor is the first person to give birth via a fertility treatment that involves freezing and thawing eggs that underwent in vitro maturation.

Future of Fertility
Breaking the Taboo of Male Infertility
Breaking the Taboo of Male Infertility
Future of Fertility
Breaking the Taboo of Male Infertility
Male infertility contributes to up to half of infertility cases. Why is it so hard to talk about?
December 11, 2019

Male infertility contributes to up to half of infertility cases. Why is it so hard to talk about?

Future of Fertility
Why Don’t Women’s Health Companies Get Adequate Funding?
women's health
Future of Fertility
Why Don’t Women’s Health Companies Get Adequate Funding?
Celmatix Founder and CEO Piraye Beim gives an inside look into the battle to secure funding for women's health.
By Julia Sklar
December 10, 2019

Celmatix Founder and CEO Piraye Beim gives an inside look into the battle to secure funding for women's health.

Future of Fertility
For Childhood Cancer Survivors, Adult Fertility Isn’t a Given
For Childhood Cancer Survivors, Adult Fertility Isn’t a Given
Future of Fertility
For Childhood Cancer Survivors, Adult Fertility Isn’t a Given
Experimental procedures offer beta solutions for girls, and more time to figure it out for boys.
By Julia Sklar
December 8, 2019

Experimental procedures offer beta solutions for girls, and more time to figure it out for boys.