Creating Lexie’s Village

Michael Cook | 03 October 2015 | Comments
tags: designer babies, IVF, single motherhood
A single mother is recruiting mothers for her 25 frozen embryos.

“Widespread incompetence” in UK IVF clinics

Michael Cook | 18 September 2015 | Comments
tags: HFEA, IVF, UK
HFEA also criticised by High Court judge

A black baby is not a wrongful birth, says court

Xavier Symons | 12 September 2015 | Comments
tags: IVF, law, racism, wrongful birth
A US county court has rejected a wrongful birth case lodged by a same-sex couple who were mistakenly given sperm from a black donor.

“I deeply regret IVF is now so commercial”

Xavier Symons | 12 September 2015 | Comments
tags: infertility, IVF, UK
IVF Pioneer Robert Winston recently spoke out against the commercialisation of the IVF industry

Policy analysts criticise non-medical sex-selection

Xavier Symons | 22 August 2015 | Comments
tags: IVF, sex-selection
Leading healthcare ethics commentators have criticised the practice of non-medical sex-selection in American IVF clinics.

Hers to choose

Michael Cook | 01 August 2015 | Comments
tags: abortion, IVF, pro-choice ethic
A woman who chose both IVF and abortion speaks out.

IVF woes #2: older women

Xavier Symons | 27 June 2015 | Comments
tags: egg freezing, family, infertility, IVF
Yet another study has confirmed that IVF is rarely successful for women in their early 40s.

IVF woes #1: Australia

Xavier Symons | 27 June 2015 | Comments
tags: Australia, conflict of interest, IVF, regulation
Couples are usually unaware of the low IVF success rates in Australian clinics.

What should we do with frozen embryos?

Xavier Symons | 20 June 2015 | Comments
tags: frozen embryos, IVF, law, regulation, US
US policy analysts are questioning how authorities should deal with the hundreds of thousands that have been abandoned or have a disputed legal status.

What the world needs is young dads

Michael Cook | 05 June 2015 | Comments
tags: fatherhood, IVF, new frontiers, sperm banks
An article in the Journal of Medical Ethics questions the ethics of older fatherhood

Even more about Modern Families

Michael Cook | 30 May 2015 | Comments
tags: frozen embryos, IVF
Nick Loeb tries a new approach to unfreeze embryos.

Review: The Waiting Room

Xavier Symons | 30 May 2015 | Comments
tags: Australia, Catholic bioethics, IVF, review
Kylie Trounson's the Waiting Room is a thoughtful exploration of the emotional and moral complexities of IVF.

Greer ruffles feathers over IVF and abortion

Xavier Symons | 30 May 2015 | Comments
tags: abortion, commercialization, commodification of babies, Germain Greer, IVF
In a recent speech, feminist Germain Greer stridently attacked the IVF industry.

65-year-old German grandmother gives birth to quadruplets

Xavier Symons | 30 May 2015 | Comments
tags: Germany, IVF, new frontiers
A 65-year-old German woman with 13 children has given birth to quadruplets.

US women go into debt for IVF

Michael Cook | 23 May 2015 | Comments
tags: IVF, IVF finance
IVF could be cause of financial distress for some couples.

A “revolution” in IVF technology?

Michael Cook | 16 May 2015 | Comments
tags: IVF
A US company uses a woman's own mitochondria to boost poor eggs

British woman seeks to bear dead daughter’s child

Michael Cook | 09 May 2015 | Comments
tags: HFEA, IVF, new frontiers, UK
Frozen eggs to be fertilised with donor sperm.

Life imitates art in Hollywood once again

Michael Cook | 02 May 2015 | Comments
tags: embryo custody, Hollywood, IVF
The saga of Sophia Vergara and Nick Loeb.

German IVF mum to give birth to quadruplets

Xavier Symons | 25 April 2015 | Comments
tags: Germany, IVF, reproductive rights, Ukraine
A 65-year-old German woman has fallen pregnant via IVF to quadruplets.

Britain’s first IVF paternity case

Michael Cook | 29 March 2015 | Comments
tags: human drama, IVF, paternity tests
Another dispatch from the Wild West of assisted reproductive technology.

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