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In an ideal world of gender equality and recognition for women’s work, surrogacy could perhaps be part of a paid, legitimate economy. (Camila Cordeiro on Unsplash)

When women are surrogate mothers: is that work?

As the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society urges the government to consider "compensation" for surrogacy, we need to talk about the implications of this rhetoric for women.
Many animals form life-long partnerships, but they’re not always about sex. Brett Sayer/Flickr

Not every partnership is about sex

Many animals, including humans, form long-term partnerships, but some are same-sex, suggesting they're not all about raising offspring but some other form of cooperation.
What the world is waiting for? Hannahmariah

Why the case against designer babies falls apart

Since science made it possible to research manipulating the cells that are linked to reproduction, the naysayers have carried the day. But how solid are their objections really?
Gird your loins. Shutterstock

Are plastics making men infertile?

Recent research into the health effects of the plastic-making chemicals phthalates has reignited concerns about low sperm counts. But the evidence is far from conclusive.

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