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Bed rest after IVF doesn't help

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bed rest immediately after an in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure, despite being common practice, did not help women ultimately have a baby in a new study. Full story

A Biology 101 lesson for Republicans

   Karen Finney gives Republican lawmakers a lesson on how the female reproductive system works.

Hysterectomy not tied to heart risk factors: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite evidence suggesting that women whose uterus has been removed may be more likely to experience heart troubles, a new study finds that the usual signs of heart disease risk are not more severe in middle-aged women after hysterectomy. Full story

Why Shark Embryos Gobble Each Other Up In Utero

Shark embryos cannibalize their littermates in the womb, with the largest embryo eating all but one of its siblings. Full story

Woman with transplanted womb pregnant

   Turkish doctors say they have detected the heartbeat of the world's first baby in a womb transplanted from a donor.’s Dara Brown reports.

Turkish womb transplant patient is pregnant

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The first woman to have a successful womb transplant from a dead donor is pregnant, a hospital in southern Turkey said. Full story

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  Twin sisters reunited after 70 years apart

Sandi Kenn and her sister Etta spent only 9 months together - in their mother’s womb. After investigating their family’s history they reunited 70 years later, and realized they grew up only a few miles away from each other. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.

  Melissa Harris-Perry's biology lesson on the female reproductive system

Melissa Harris-Perry's "Teachable Moment" is a lesson for Rep. Todd Akin on how babies are made. "Reproduction is an extraordinary process, but it should not be at the center of the political process."

  Study: Smart kids stay in womb longer

Study finds babies born just two weeks early may face academic challenges by the time they reach third grade. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.

  Family tells survival story 20 years after L.A. riots

Jessica Evers survived a shooting while still in the womb during the 1992 riots. John Cadiz Klemack reports.

  Anti-abortion group backs Romney

This morning, the National Right to Life Committee president announced the group’s endorsement of Mitt Romney saying it’s time to unite behind the candidate.  During the endorsement, the group’s Hispanic outreach coordinator also said the “most dangerous place for a Latina in these United States is

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A Doctor Fertilizes A Woman's Eggs
A Doctor Fertilizes A Woman's Eggs

NEW YORK - AUGUST 15: A doctor fertilizes a woman's eggs August 15, 1988 to be placed in her womb during an in vitro fertilization prodecure in New York City.