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B0007661 Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
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Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a method of in vitro fertilization (IVF) that is used to treat infertile couples when standard IVF techniques are not likely to be successful. ICSI is the process of injecting a single sperm cell directly into the female oocyte to assist in fertilization, this normally occurs when the male has low sperm count or sperm motility is low and fertilization is unlikely to occur naturally. This illustration shows the oocyte (egg cell) being held at the end of a micropipette, the oocyte is surrounded by cumulus cells, which are a protective layer of cells that provide nutrients to the oocyte.
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If Abortion Foes Were Really ‘Pro-Life,’ They’d Go After Fertility Clinics Too

Why do anti-abortion activists and politicians exhaust themselves trying to destroy Planned Parenthood, while ignoring embryo-destroying fertility clinics?

August 19, 2015

Jeb Walks Back Mega-Gaffe: ‘I’m Not Sure We Need Half A Billion Dollars For Women’s Health Issues’

Jeb Bush just handed Democrats a gift-wrapped present in the fight over funding of Planned Parenthood — and on President Obama’s birthday, no less!

August 4, 2015
Capitol at night

Men Rule Republican-Led House As Lone Woman Gets Committee Gavel

It’s less common for a female Republican to chair a committee than it is for a woman to run a Fortune 500 company.

January 12, 2015
Mark Pryor

War For Women Intensifies In Campaign’s Final Days

Can Democrats maintain the gender gap that they need to win?

October 31, 2014

Sarah Palin And The War On Women

Sarah Palin knows a thing or two about the war on women.

October 27, 2014

Court Hands Texas Abortion Providers Another Setback

The courts deal another huge blow against Texas Women.

October 10, 2014
House of Representatives

How One Vulnerable Republican Responds To The ‘War On Women’

Rep. Steve Southerland II is calling on his female colleagues to support him in a “war on women” after his supporters hosted a male-only gathering earlier this year.

October 6, 2014
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Most Abortion Clinics In Texas Must Close After Appeals Court Ruling

Learn more about this devastating blow to women’s health.

October 3, 2014

GOP Congresswoman: Men Need To Dumb Policy ‘Down To A Woman’s Level’

Republican efforts to combat the image of a “war on women” are still not going well. First, Todd Akin re-emerged and started talking about “legitimate rape” again. Now, a conservative conference designed to improve outreach to female voters has only succeeded in offending them even more. On Friday, a group of conservative female politicians met to […]

July 15, 2014
Welcome to Colorado

Colorado At Heart Of Democrats’ Campaign For Women’s Votes

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Senator Mark Udall strode into his new Western Slope headquarters last week with a very specific target in mind: women. In two of the first three television ads aired by his re-election campaign, Udall has hammered his opponent’s conservative positions on abortion and past support […]

July 14, 2014
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Scrimping On Women’s Pay

Republicans in the Senate blocked a vote on the minimum wage earlier this month — no surprise there. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee was the only Republican who stood aside. But don’t believe the issue is dead. Democrats will make sure that raising the minimum wage and reducing income inequality will be hot topics all […]

May 26, 2014
Reince Priebus

RNC Reaches Out To Women (Again)

The Republican Party has a problem with women, and it knows it. President Obama won female voters decisively in 2012, and recent polls suggest that Democrats are maintaining that edge (a CNN/ORC survey from February, for example, found that 59 percent of women say the GOP does not understand them). Meanwhile, various Republican politicians — […]

April 14, 2014
Ken Buck

Ken Buck Is Back, And This Time He Says He Doesn’t Hate Women

Failed 2010 Senate candidate Ken Buck (R) is ramping up another run, and he’s determined to overcome the gender gap that destroyed his previous attempt to join Congress. Buck, who has served as Weld County district attorney since 2004, is widely considered to be the frontrunner for the Republican nomination to oppose incumbent Senator Mark […]

February 17, 2014
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5 Ways Rand Paul Shows That He Doesn’t Really Care About Women

Paul’s fringe beliefs on reproductive rights would simply lead to back-alley procedures that threaten women’s lives and their ability to conceive later.

February 7, 2014

Republicans Have One Sandra Fluke Joke — And They Use It Over And Over Again

Sandra Fluke — who became a household name when Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut” for testifying on the importance of the birth control coverage mandate — has filed papers to seek the House seat that will be vacated by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA). Since even Limbaugh had to apologize, conservatives moved on to another […]

January 31, 2014

Mike Huckabee Confirms Your Worst Fears About The Republican Party

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee triggered outrage this week with just one word: “libido.” Republicans insisted that the politician-turned-TV/radio host who was speaking at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting had been misquoted. There’s no way what he said could actually have been offensive, because he was accusing Democrats of something bad… and that’s always good. […]

January 26, 2014
Mike Huckabee. Photo via Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Huckabee Won’t Back Down From ‘Uncle Sugar,’ Would Like Some Money, Please

A day after former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee sparked controversy with his bizarre remark that Democrats insult women “by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control, because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help […]

January 24, 2014
Mike Huckabee

Today In GOP Outreach: Mike Huckabee Teaches Women About Controlling Libido, ‘Uncle Sugar’

At this year’s annual winter meeting of the Republican National Committee, the assembled partisans have focused on rebutting the perception that they are waging a “war on women.” It is not going well. Speaking to committee members on Thursday, former Arkansas governor and failed presidential candidate Mike Huckabee made the following attempt to prove that […]

January 23, 2014
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Today In GOP Outreach: RNC Delays Annual Meeting To Attend Anti-Abortion Rally

As the Republican National Committee’s “Growth and Opportunity Project” nears its one-year anniversary, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has provided yet another example of why his rebranding plan never really had a chance to succeed. According to a Washington Times report, Priebus is delaying the party’s annual winter meeting so he and other RNC members can […]

January 7, 2014
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