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Stringent Policy Puts Sperm in Short Supply in Melbourne, Australia

A medical worker works on a dish ready for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Credit: Georges Gobet, AFP/Getty Images If you're living in Melbourne, Australia and want to conceive using a sperm bank, you may want to get in line. ...Just 184 registered sperm donors are left in the state of Victoria.

Sperm Banks Offer Last-Minute Holiday Sales

Talk about giving a personal gift. Credit: Getty Here's a not-so-subtle gift that brings families together -- or at least tries to create them -- this holiday season: Now, for the couple aspiring to get pregnant, friends and families...Not sure what gift to give this season? Try sperm!

Gene Linked to Dad's Ability to Father Sons, Daughters

Do men determine the sex of their babies? This question is a little more complicated than the old "XX, XY" scenario. We've long known that the father supplies the sex of the baby to be in his sperm by providing either an additional X or Y chromosome....

Lance Armstrong to Be a Daddy

Seven-time Tour De France winner Lance Armstrong is set to be a father again, for the fourth time. Cyclist Lance and girlfriend Anna Hansen are preparing for a new bundle of joy in June of 2009. Lance has three other children with ex-wife Kristin...

Twins born from cancer survivor's 13-year-old sperm

A woman in Taiwan recently gave birth to twins. No big deal there, right? Well, it turns out the sperm used to make those beautiful babies was thirteen years old. It was also donated from a cancer survivor--the woman's husband. The sperm had been...

Jaime Oliver goes to great lengths to father a son

I'm not sure I'd ever want to be famous. There comes a point in everyone's life when they say something they wish they could take back, but when you say it on national television ... well, that's a problem. I'm wondering if Naked Chef star Jamie...

Older fathers more likely to have bipolar kids

Children born to men who are older than the ripe old age of 30 are more likely to suffer from bipolar disorder, according to a new study. The results of the study, published in the Archives of General Psychology, suggest that the risk increases as...

Heated seats not so good for wanna-be dads

Most machinery works best when kept cool, be it mechanical, electronic, or even biological. Your car's engine has a cooling system that's pretty darn important (he writes with an experienced air) and your computers really belong in an air-conditioned...

Surrogate baby trapped in legal limbo

(Click the photo to see the 10 Dumbest Laws in America) For one thirteen-day-old baby, life is turning out to be no cake walk. A newborn brought into the world nearly two weeks ago by native Indian Priti Patel, who served as a surrogate mother, is...

Eating soy linked to lowered sperm count

Whether you're already a dad or thinking of becoming one, if you're a man who's part of a couple that's trying to conceive, you might just want to lay off soy for a while. A recent small study found that men who consume even small amounts of soy...

Men have biological clocks too

What do Rod Stewart, Michael Douglas, and Charlie Chaplin have in common? They all had children at an age when many dads are enjoying their grandchildren (60, 58, and 73, respectively, for those of you who are interested). Though it's far more...

Pregnancy fact or fiction: making baby

Based on my own personal experience, I've decided that getting pregnant is more of an art than a science. Those who've spent some quality time getting pregnant, and perhaps even those who got pregnant after only one attempt (and I find myself in...

Who needs men -- artificial sperm coming soon

Personally, I'm not into guys. What with women in the world, I don't really understand why anyone would be, my wife included (perhaps even especially). That said, guys are still kinda necessary for reproduction. For now, anyway. German geneticists...

Should divorced couples toss frozen embryos?

Once upon a time, if a man and woman were to separate, they argued over simple things such as who would get the dog, who would stay in the house and who would have to take that hideous set of dishes passed down from Old Aunt Edna. These days? How...

Dad learns of sperm mix-up after divorce

A German man discovered during a routine blood test for his son that he wasn't the biological father. Turns out that the sperm bank had a mix-up years ago, resulting in the woman being impregnated with someone else's sperm. Since the man is not the...

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