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“Microsurgical Vasovasostomy: The Microdot Technique of Precision Suture Placement” (1998), by Marc Goldstein, Philip Shihua Li, and Gerald J. Matthews

By: Cole Nichols | Published: Nov 21, 2023

In 1998, urologists Marc Goldstein, Philip Shihua Li, and Gerald J. Matthews published “Microsurgical Vasovasostomy: The Microdot Technique of…

VasectomyVasectomy ReversalVasovasostomyContraceptionGenital Organs

Sterilization Act of 1924

By: Nathalie Antonios | Published: Apr 14, 2011

The passage of the Virginia Sterilization Act of 1924 demonstrates how science has been used to drive policy throughout history. In the case of the…

LawEugenicsReproductionpublic health

The International Eugenics Congresses (1912–1932)

By: Aliya R. Hoff | Published: Jul 29, 2021

The International Eugenics Congresses consisted of three scientific meetings held in London, England, in 1912 and at the American Museum of Natural…

OrganizationEugenics--United States--HistoryEugenicsNazisNegative Eugenics

Marie Stopes International

By: Ellen M. DuPont | Published: Jul 22, 2008

Marie Stopes International (MSI) is a not-for-profit organization based in the United Kingdom that promotes reproductive and sexual health. It grew…

Organizationpublic healthOrganizationsReproductionReproductive Rights

Genetics and IVF Institute, GIVF

By: Alysse Blight | Published: Feb 19, 2019

In 1984, human genetics and reproduction researcher and physician Joseph D. Schulman founded the Genetics and IVF Institute, an international…

OrganizationFertilization in VitroInfertility, FemaleFertilization in vitro, HumanFertilization in vitro, Human--Law and legislation

David Starr Jordan (1851-1931)

By: Jill Briggs | Published: Jun 26, 2013

David Starr Jordan studied fish and promoted eugenics in the US during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In his work, he embraced…


Intraspecies Chimeras Produced in Laboratory Settings (1960-1975)

By: Sarah Taddeo | Published: Nov 25, 2014

When cells-but not DNA-from two or more genetically distinct individuals combine to form a new individual, the result is called a chimera. Though…

ContextChimerismEmbryosEmbryonic Stem CellsMosaicism

José Pedro Balmaceda (1948- )

By: Hilary Gilson | Published: Jun 15, 2010

José Pedro Balmaceda was born 22 August 1948 in Santiago, Chile. His mother Juanita owned a women's boutique in the city and his father José was a…


Thesis: Non-Medical Origins of Reproductive Health Solutions in the US

By: Rainey Horwitz | Published: Feb 23, 2021

By demonstrating the struggle for sound standard of care for non-medical reproductive health care providers during the nineteenth and early twentieth…

Health care reformReproductive Health ServicesReproductive Healthreproductive historyOrganizations


By: Alysse Blight | Published: Jul 09, 2019

"MicroSort, developed in 1990 by the Genetics and IVF Institute, is a form of pre-conception sex selection technology for humans. Laboratories…

Technologyin vitroFertilization in vitro, HumanFertilization in VitroSperm donors

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