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    • Ericsson Method of Sperm Separation 

      Blight, Alysse
      In 1973, Ronald Ericsson developed the Ericsson method, which is a technique used to separate human male sperm cells by their genetic material. Ericsson, a physician and reproduction researcher, developed the method while ...
    • NovaSure Endometrial Ablation 

      Santora, Emily
      NovaSure is a device for endometrial ablation, which is a procedure that removes the endometrium, that the US Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, approved for use on 28 September 2001. Endometrium is the tissue that lines ...
    • Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, later Our Bodies Ourselves (1969–) 

      Horwitz, Rainey
      The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective was a women’s health organization headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, that published the informational book Our Bodies Ourselves, which sold over 4.5 million copies. Initially ...
    • Title 1, Subtitle B, Parts I, II, and III of the “National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act of 1993” (1993) 

      Meek, Caroline
      In 1993, the NIH published the Revitalization Act that established guidelines for minorities’ and women’s participation in clinical research. Before the 1990s, investigators largely excluded women from their research based ...
    • “A Proposed Structure for the Nucleic Acids” (1953) by Linus Pauling and Robert Brainard Corey 

      Hernandez, Victoria
      In February 1953, Linus Pauling and Robert Brainard Corey, two scientists working at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, proposed a structure for deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, in their article ...
    • Sex in a Cold Climate (1998) 

      Darby, Alexis
      In 1998, Testimony Films released the documentary Sex in a Cold Climate, which reported the true stories of four survivors from the Magdalene asylums in Ireland in the twentieth century. Magdalene asylums, also called ...
    • Karl Freiherr von Rokitansky (1804–1878) 

      Santora, Emily
      During the nineteenth century, Karl Freiherr von Rokitansky conducted research on the causes of disease by performing approximately 30,000 autopsies, a practice that many people opposed at the time. Rokitansky performed ...
    • Otto Rank (1884–1939) 

      Keller, Carrie
      Otto Rank studied how birth impacts individuals’ psychology and creates anxiety throughout their lives in Europe and the US during the nineteenth century. In his book The Trauma of Birth, Rank stated that birth was extremely ...
    • Gail Roberta Martin (1944– ) 

      Villarreal, Lance
      In the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, Gail Roberta Martin specialized in biochemistry and embryology, more specifically cellular communication and the development of organs. In 1981, she named any cell taken ...
    • Thomas Raphael Verny (1936– ) 

      Keller, Carrie
      During the twentieth century, Thomas Raphael Verny studied the way that environment affects a developing fetus’s character and psychological development. Verny studied the concept of memory before birth and covered both ...
    • Bellotti v. Baird (1979) 

      Higginbotham, Victoria
      On 2 July 1979, the United States Supreme Court decided Bellotti v. Baird, ruling that a Massachusetts law that prohibited minors from obtaining abortions without parental consent was unconstitutional. That law prohibited ...
    • The Milky Way (2014) 

      Pollesche, Jessica
      On 26 April 2014, Gravitas Ventures released the documentary The Milky Way, a film directed by Jon Fitzgerald that compares breastfeeding in the US with breastfeeding in European countries. The film was produced by Piece ...
    • MicroSort 

      Blight, Alysse
      "MicroSort, developed in 1990 by the Genetics and IVF Institute, is a form of pre-conception sex selection technology for humans. Laboratories located around the world use MicroSort technology to help couples increase their ...
    • “Studies on the Chemical Nature of the Substance Inducing Transformation of Pneumococcal Types: Induction of Transformation by a Desoxyribonucleic Acid Fraction Isolated from Pneumococcus Type III” (1944) by Oswald Avery, Colin MacLeod and Maclyn McCarty 

      Hernandez, Victoria
      In 1944, Oswald Avery, Colin MacLeod, and Maclyn McCarty published an article in which they concluded that genes, or molecules that dictate how organisms develop, are made of deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA. The article is ...
    • “Consensus on the Current Management of Endometriosis” (2013), by Neil P. Johnson and Lone Hummelshoj 

      Santora, Emily
      “Consensus on the Current Management of Endometriosis”, henceforth “Consensus”, was written by the World Endometriosis Society, or WES, president Neil P. Johnson and chief executive Lone Hummelshoj and published in 2013 ...
    • The Hershey-Chase Experiments (1952), by Alfred Hershey and Martha Chase 

      Hernandez, Victoria
      In 1951 and 1952, Alfred Hershey and Martha Chase conducted a series of experiments at the Carnegie Institute of Washington in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, that verified genes were made of deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA. ...
    • The First Successful Cloning of a Gaur (2000), by Advanced Cell Technology 

      Koczwara, Katherine
      The first successful cloning of a gaur in 2000 by Advanced Cell Technology involved the cells of two animals: an egg cell from a domestic cow and a skin cell from a gaur. The researchers extracted the egg cell from the ...
    • Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home (1925–1961) 

      Darby, Alexis
      Between 1925 and 1961, a Roman Catholic order of nuns called the Bon Secours Sisters operated the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home, or the Home, an institution where unmarried pregnant women gave birth in Tuam, Ireland. ...
    • Vegas Baby (2016) 

      Pollesche, Jessica
      In 2016, Runaway Films released the documentary Vegas Baby. The film, directed by Amanda Micheli, follows three women who struggle with infertility problems as they undergo in vitro fertilization, or IVF treatment, to ...
    • Hormone Releasing Intrauterine Devices 

      Higginbotham, Victoria
      Hormone releasing intrauterine devices or hormonal IUDs are contraceptive devices placed in a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy by continuously releasing a low dose of certain hormones. Jouri Valter Tapani Luukkainen, a ...