Archive for September, 2014

All About Cancer (Part 1)

Length of Exposure Of course the likelihood of developing cancer from a carcinogen increases in relation to the intensity and length of exposure to that carcinogen. For example, someone who continues to eat a diet high in saturated animal fat and low in fresh fruit and vegetables is at higher risk of bowel and prostate […]

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An Exploration of Priorities for Adulthood and the Meaning of Parenthood

Meaning of parenthood Previous research on ‘meaning of parenthood’ has fallen into two categories: undertaken with adults, largely in relation to infertility and new reproductive technologies undertaken with adolescents, largely in relation to prevention of teenage pregnancy. Previous research with adults For the majority of adults there is an expectation and desire to produce children. […]

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Identity, diversity and difference: young people’s experience of fertility difficulties

Understanding ethnicity and diversity South Asian parents’ and young people’s discussions about fertility following bone marrow transplantation in thalassaemia further illustrate the importance of conceptualizing ethnicity within this broader context. Several years after the event, parents and young people often complain that they were not informed about the possible effects on fertility following bone marrow […]

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