But is “hypoactive sexual desire disorder” a real condition, or marketing hype?
In a recent speech, feminist Germain Greer stridently attacked the IVF industry.
Regulators in the United States and Australia are examining the burgeoning field of stem cell therapies.
Assisted suicide is an idea which keeps evolving.
An Israeli bioethicist is organising a conference on the rapidly growing market in surrogate mothers and babies.
Commercialisation of IVF is crossing new frontiers in New York with “egg freezing parties” for career women who want to keep their options open.
A second Australian IVF company wil float on the stock exchange today.
Increasingly surrogacy services offer rich pickings for con artists.
Do consumers know what they are signing up for?
UK critics claim that it is not transparent and tainted by commercial interests.
Now that gay marriage has become legal in France, there may be commercial opportunities for commercial wet nurses.
The cliché “bundles of joy” has two meanings in the assisted reproduction industry: babies and cash. Keen businessmen are scrambling to take advantage of this burgeoning area of the health sector.
Why can’t embryos be bought and sold like any other commodity? Making this unsettling proposal is less surprising than where it was made – in the America’s leading medical journal, the New England Journal of Medicine.
A Connecticut couple offered their surrogate mother US$10,000 to abort their baby because it had major defects.
Former bioethics student involved in insider trading scandal
Dr Ernest Zeringue, a California-based fertility specialist, has found a way to overcome the most common obstacle between prospective IVF parents and their offspring -- the high price.
Conceptual Options is a surrogacy agency in “the surrogacy friendly state of California”. This is a promotional video it is using for gay couples.
Yesterday a British entrepreneur launched a celebrity sperm donor service.
So much for careful monitoring of sperm donation from Danish “Vikings”. A man, known only as “donor 7042” fathered dozens of children at Copenhagen's Nordisk Cryobank clinic and passed on to some of them a severe genetic disorder.
Two couples, in Chicago and Florida, found their embryos through a Craigslist discussion group from an Iowa couple who had 18 spare embryos. Deb and Kevin McCrea gave 9 to each couple for free, saving them thousands of dollars in IVF treatment.
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