Tag Archives: Reproduction

Happy Birthday to the 7 billionth person!

TweetHave you heard? The world population hits 7 billion today! Conflicting reports put the 7 billionth baby as having been born in a few different places (The Philippines! India! China!) but it matters little to me: for the most part the milestone is symbolic. So .. what of it? Behind all the rhetoric and symbolism, [...]
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The New York Times thinks debating reproduction is white men’s work

Tweet Notice anything strange about this photo? It’s a screenshot taken from this NY Times debate room story about declining birth rates. In case you can’t tell, only one of the seven pundits is a woman. Despite the racial dynamics of the population boom, only of them seems to be a person of color. Totally, [...]
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Should artificial insemination be regulated?

TweetAn article in yesterday’s New York Times tells the story of one anonymous sperm donor whose donation has resulted in at least 150 offspring. Sperm banks, as they are called, are as yet unregulated in the US. That means that it’s up to those institutions to set guidelines and policies, like one’s that might cap [...]
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