Cold beer. Hot food. Cool Science.




Tonight! @ 7pm

The Mysteries of Human Fertility:
On Sex, Fertile Days, and Why the...
What are an average couple’s
 chances of conceiving in one
menstrual cycle if they stop using
      any contraception?
What are an average couple’s
 chances of conceiving in one
menstrual cycle if they stop using
      any contraception?
   ...
What are an average couple’s
 chances of conceiving in one
menstrual cycle if they stop using
      any contraception?
   ...
Female reproductive tract
Ovary
SPERM
How many days in each cycle is a
       woman fertile?
How many days is a woman fertile?


    • Six days:
      – Five days before ovulation
      – The day of ovulation
The perilous journey of the fertilized egg
Fertilized human eggs




DAY 2          DAY 3
A woman needed a kidney transplant. Her
adult children were tested as possible
donors.

After testing, the doctors told th...
A woman needed a kidney transplant. Her
adult children were tested as possible
donors.

After testing, the doctors told th...
A woman needed a kidney transplant. Her
adult children were tested as possible
donors.

After testing, the doctors told th...
“ICSI” – intracellular sperm injection
What are the chances that
an implanted blastocyst
will die in utero?
What are the chances that
an implanted blastocyst
will die in utero?          33%
Cold beer. Hot food. Cool Science.



         Q&A

Q: What can biology tell us about
when a human life begins?

         ...
Cold beer. Hot food. Cool Science.



August 11 @ 7pm

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Uncovering the Mysteries of Human Fertility: On Sex, Fertile Days, and Why the Rabbit Dies
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Everyone knows where babies come from, but few people appreciate the extraordinary and in some cases completely weird processes that have to work right in order for a new life to form.

Dr. Allen Wilcox from the NIEHS discusses the key steps of human conception and early pregnancy including the window of days in which a woman can conceive, some of the factors that affect a couple's chances of conceiving, and the new options for infertile couples created by modern technology.

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  1. 1. Cold beer. Hot food. Cool Science. Tonight! @ 7pm The Mysteries of Human Fertility: On Sex, Fertile Days, and Why the Rabbit Dies Allen Wilcox MD, PhD National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Fan us on Facebook
  2. 2. What are an average couple’s chances of conceiving in one menstrual cycle if they stop using any contraception?
  3. 3. What are an average couple’s chances of conceiving in one menstrual cycle if they stop using any contraception? 25%
  4. 4. What are an average couple’s chances of conceiving in one menstrual cycle if they stop using any contraception? 25% In 3 months 50% In 6 months 66% In one year 90%
  5. 5. Female reproductive tract
  6. 6. Ovary
  7. 7. SPERM
  8. 8. How many days in each cycle is a woman fertile?
  9. 9. How many days is a woman fertile? • Six days: – Five days before ovulation – The day of ovulation
  10. 10. The perilous journey of the fertilized egg
  11. 11. Fertilized human eggs DAY 2 DAY 3
  12. 12. A woman needed a kidney transplant. Her adult children were tested as possible donors. After testing, the doctors told the woman that her children were not really hers.
  13. 13. A woman needed a kidney transplant. Her adult children were tested as possible donors. After testing, the doctors told the woman that her children were not really hers.
  14. 14. A woman needed a kidney transplant. Her adult children were tested as possible donors. After testing, the doctors told the woman that her children were not really hers. Human chimerism.
  15. 15. “ICSI” – intracellular sperm injection
  16. 16. What are the chances that an implanted blastocyst will die in utero?
  17. 17. What are the chances that an implanted blastocyst will die in utero? 33%
  18. 18. Cold beer. Hot food. Cool Science. Q&A Q: What can biology tell us about when a human life begins? Fan us on Facebook
  19. 19. Cold beer. Hot food. Cool Science. August 11 @ 7pm The Nuclear Renaissance Next David McNelis, Ph.D. Month Director, Center for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economic Development Fan us on Facebook

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