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.

Dolce & Gabbana spark internet frenzy over IVF

Michael Cook | 21 March 2015 | Comments
tags: celebrities, IVF, same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting
Gay icons war over "synthetic children".

IVF law to be debated in Poland

Xavier Symons | 21 March 2015 | Comments
tags: IVF, Poland, therapeutic cloning
Poland's parliament will shortly debate draft legislation to regulate IVF -- a procedure that is de facto legal in the country.

Fake Australian doctor runs IVF clinic for more than 10 years

Michael Cook | 21 March 2015 | Comments
tags: IVF
Australian health authorities are investigating an Italian man who practiced as a gynaecologist and IVF expert in Melbourne for more than a decade.

British mum becomes surrogate for son’s baby

Michael Cook | 07 March 2015 | Comments
tags: IVF, new frontiers, surrogacy
This week’s story from Britain wins the New Frontiers Award in Assisted Reproductive Technology hands down.

Irish IVF industry slams donor disclosure proposals

Michael Cook | 07 March 2015 | Comments
tags: Ireland, IVF
The Irish Fertility Society has called upon the Oireachtas to scupper new assisted reproduction regulations.

IVF births in US hit 1.5%

Michael Cook | 07 March 2015 | Comments
tags: IVF, USA
More than 1.5% of the babies born in the United States in 2013 began life in a Petri dish.

British mum in bid to give birth to child of dead daughter

Xavier Symons | 28 February 2015 | Comments
tags: ART relationships, informed consent, IVF, new frontiers
A British woman wants to give birth via IVF to the child of her dead daughter.

“My brother is the father of my son”

Michael Cook | 15 February 2015 | Comments
tags: ART relationships, IVF, new frontiers
A Valentine’s Day story from the British press.

3-parent IVF approved by British Parliament

Michael Cook | 07 February 2015 | Comments
tags: IVF, three-parent embryos, UK
Bill passes by a vote of 382 to 128. How did scientists win the PR battle?

No love, no marriage, just the baby carriage

Michael Cook | 14 December 2014 | Comments
tags: co-parenting, IVF, sperm donation
You’ve heard of hook-up sites for people who just want sex, but not marriage and kids. But sites for people who just want kids, but not marriage and sex?

Egg-freezing doctor learns from Tupperware

Michael Cook | 22 November 2014 | Comments
tags: egg freezing, fertility, IVF
Perhaps egg freezing doctors have learned from Antarctic explorer Shackleton that highlighting dangers may not discourage clients.

Fatherhood: superannuated or evergreen?

Michael Cook | 15 November 2014 | Comments
tags: fatherhood, IVF, sperm donation
Has sperm donation made the status of fathers obsolete? Several items popped up in the media this week which give different answers.

IVF and depression: a long discussion continues

Xavier Symons | 10 November 2014 | Comments
tags: depression, IVF
There has been much debate about the impact of IVF on a mental health.

Over-50s are major clients of Indian IVF

Michael Cook | 02 November 2014 | Comments
tags: India, IVF, older mothers
"Come alone. Leave as a family. Age no bar”

Children born from frozen embryos have superior social skills, say researchers

Michael Cook | 02 November 2014 | Comments
tags: frozen embryos, IVF
Children born from frozen embryos are more sociable than naturally conceived children and fresh embryos, claim Chinese scientists.

OPINION: Egg freezing is a health risk

Miriam Zoll | 17 October 2014 | Comments
tags: egg freezing, IVF
Responsible doctors should not be recommending egg freezing to perfectly healthy young women who have no medically indicated need.

Women risk lives for IVF

Xavier Symons | 11 September 2014 | Comments
tags: IVF, medication, public health
Women are putting their lives in danger by purchasing illegal IVF drugs from the online auction site EBay.

Let’s chill: New York’s egg freezing party

Michael Cook | 05 September 2014 | Comments
tags: biological clock, commercialization, egg freezing, IVF
Commercialisation of IVF is crossing new frontiers in New York with “egg freezing parties” for career women who want to keep their options open.

Paolo and Francesca’s IVF mix-up

Michael Cook | 16 August 2014 | Comments
tags: Italy, IVF, IVF mixup
An Italian judge has settled a bitter custody battle for IVF twins by awarding them to the birth mother.

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