A stark reminder of the hazards of IVF and surrogacy
A Palestinian activist is near death, placing the Israeli government in a quandary.
Nepal has become a surrogacy hub.
Independent investigators commissioned by Physicians for Human Rights-Israel have concluded last year’s war in Gaza involved “several serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law”
A new Israeli film attempts to offer a humorous look at euthanasia.
The war between Hamas in Gaza and Israel has been treated very gingerly by most of the major medical journals. Except The Lancet.
A ministerial committee has approved a bill which would allow doctors to prescribe lethal medication to Israeli citizens with less than six months to live.
The Israel Medical Association has announced its opposition to new bill that would legalize the force-feeding of Palestinian prisoners. The bill, currently before the Knesset, has been drafted in response the widespread hunger strikes of Palestinian administrative prisoners. The chairman of the medical association said the bill violated the principle of non-malificence. Another member said that the bill would degrade prisoners to a status below other animals.
On Wednesday Israeli Health minister Yael German announced her plans to liberalize her country’s fertility law. Amongst her sweeping reforms, German wants to allow same-sex couples to become parents with the help of an Israeli surrogate mother.
A convicted Israeli paedophile adopted a 4-year-old girl from a surrogate mother in India, the Jewish Chronicle has reported.
A fascinating case is unfolding in Israel pitting a anonymous sperm donor against a woman who demands his sperm.
Years of rumours that Ethiopian women were pressured into having contraceptive injections by Israeli officials have finally been confirmed.
The wife of a Palestinian prisoner held in an Israeli jail has given birth to his son, even though she has not seen him for 15 years. Ammar Ziban, 37, smuggled his sperm to an IVF clinic in the West Bank where his wife Dalal was artificially inseminated.
An Israeli Health Ministry committee has made some radical recommendations about fertility and birth policies last week, including allowing gay men to use a surrogate mother to conceive a child.
In Israel women with up to two children can receive unlimited free, government-funded IVF treatment. This means that it is an ideal place to test the effectiveness of IVF in increasing fertility. Unfortunately, according to the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, this policy has failed. Instead, it has just hooked some women on endless painful and humiliating IVF treatment.
A Tel Aviv family court set a legal precedent this week when it ruled that a woman whose eggs were used in a surrogate birth is the child’s legal mother. Until now, legal ambiguities forced women who used gestational surrogates to adopt their own children.
An Israeli woman is appealing to the National Insurance Institute to recognise a baby she gave birth to, along with twins born via surrogate mother, as triplets, in an attempt to gain the sizeable benefits granted to mothers of triplets.
Some Israeli doctors have cooperated in the torture and mistreatment of prisoners, according to a report by two human rights organisations, Physicians for Human Rights Israel and the Public Committee against Torture in Israel. Their claims are based on more than 100 cases of ill treatment of Palestinian detainees since 2007.
Israeli children with birth defects increasingly sue medical authorities for allowing them to be born.
An Israeli court has allowed the parents of a dead 17-year-old woman to remove her eggs for future use.
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