fertility http://nhpr.org en The Baby Wait http://nhpr.org/post/baby-wait <P>Since 1970, the average age of first-time parents has increased markedly, from twenty-one years-old to twenty-five. Now, many parents wait even longer to conceive,&nbsp;and science makes it possible with advances in fertility treatments. A new era of freedom for women and men looking to have children later in life is now more a reality than a possibility, and the <A href="http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/magazine/110861/how-older-parenthood-will-upend-american-society">consequences are becoming more apparent</A>.</P> <P></P> <P> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:10:48 +0000 Virginia Prescott 18616 at http://nhpr.org The Baby Wait Justices Weigh IVF Technology Against 1939 Law http://nhpr.org/post/justices-weigh-ivf-technology-against-1939-law The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case testing whether children conceived through in vitro fertilization after the death of a parent are eligible for Social Security survivors benefits.<p>The case before the court began in 2001 when Robert Capato was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 20:59:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 2628 at http://nhpr.org Justices Weigh IVF Technology Against 1939 Law Is A Baby Conceived After Dad's Death A 'Survivor'? http://nhpr.org/post/baby-conceived-after-dads-death-survivor Two eras clash on Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court, when a law written in 1939 is applied to in vitro fertilization. At issue is whether children conceived through in vitro fertilization after the death of a parent are eligible for Social Security survivors benefits.<p>At least 100 such cases are pending before the Social Security Administration.<p>This test case was brought by a mother whose twins were denied benefits because they were conceived after their father died. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 08:05:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 2581 at http://nhpr.org Is A Baby Conceived After Dad's Death A 'Survivor'? Study Suggests Way To Create New Eggs In Women http://nhpr.org/post/study-suggests-way-create-new-eggs-women <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDaKsfx8yh4</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Rob Stein 2146 at http://nhpr.org Study Suggests Way To Create New Eggs In Women Three Wishes, Three Surprise Endings http://nhpr.org/post/three-wishes-three-surprise-endings <p>Author Pamela Ferdand talks about "Three Wishes," now out in paperback.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:23:05 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1358 at http://nhpr.org Three Wishes, Three Surprise Endings