Geneticists' New Obsession with Pregnancy Isn't Bad for Women

by jeeg 20. August 2014 18:39
  Let the record show that epigenetics is fast becoming the top topic in pop science. Every day Google Alerts lets me know about two or three new pieces on the subject. Epigenetics, a formerly obscure branch of genetics, studies how social and environmental forces wreak heritable changes... [More]

Sexual discrimination against women in science may be institutional

by jeeg 8. February 2011 23:25
When it comes to worrying about the underrepresentation of women in science, especially at higher levels, are we stuck in the past? A paper published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that we are. Researchers Stephen Ceci and Wendy Williams from Cornell... [More]

Women delay childbirth due to false fertility expectations

by jeeg 18. October 2010 23:37
Women are delaying childbirth until later and later in life partly because they have an exaggerated belief that fertility treatments will help them get pregnant well into middle age, suggests new Canadian research. Media accounts of older celebrity mothers and even advice from ill-informed family... [More]

India to Introduce Legislation Regulating Surrogacy

by jeeg 2. August 2010 19:53
Shabnum Nur Mohammed Sheikh's reasons for bearing another woman's child are straightforward: the 60 rupees (80p) her husband earns from his food stall each day buys dinner but little else. Shabnum's first surrogate pregnancy got her out of a shared shack in a slum and into a small flat. Her s... [More]
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