Another dispatch from the Wild West of assisted reproductive technology.
After many failed attempts at conceiving a second child, using many medical treatments, a doctor told Sharine and Brian Kretchmar to find a sperm donor.
A lesbian couple in the UK say they feel “bitter and betrayed” because their gay sperm donor is demanding weekend and holiday contact with his biological son.
Two surrogacy nightmares were reported in London’s Daily Mail on the same day last week, highlighting the fact that many risks are associated with the procedure.
When Cathleen Hachey, 20, offered to be a surrogate for a British couple, she could never have foreseen that they would abandon her by text message 27 weeks in to the pregnancy.
A father was forced to pay his ex-wife £100,000 so that she can raise two children she conceived via IVF without his consent after secretly taking his frozen sperm.
After her boyfriend betrayed her, Bei Bei Shuai, a 34-year-old pregnant Chinese immigrant living in Indianapolis, ate rat poison to end her misery. She survived, but her baby died of seizures in January, four days after birth
Following up on a BioEdge story from February, a UK couple who lost their baby daughter to a surrogate mother have been ordered to pay more than £500 per month maintenance.
Another adventure in the Wild West of assisted reproduction. Carolyn and Sean Savage, of Ohio, had two boys conceived naturally and an IVF daughter. But they wanted another child and resorted again to IVF. In 2009 Carolyn learned that the IVF baby she was carrying was not hers.
A judge has issued a temporary ruling that allows Abbie Dorn visitation with 4-year-old triplets.
Another chapter in the reproductive revolution from the UK: 58-year-old Carole Hobson, a single woman, is now the mother of twins. Not exactly her twins. The biological mother is a 24-year-old Indian woman organised by a Mumbai IVF clinic; the biological father a Scandinavian engineer.
Liver donor and recipient both dead
Romanian woman considers a second child
Sisters hinder ambulance officers reviving their parents
France has just awarded the Légion d'honneur to a woman who has been a locked-in quadriplegic for 30 years. Maryannick Pavageau received the distinction for her battle against euthanasia.
An alternative IVF story
Sperm from the dead and IVF from prison
All fine people, says Judge
No, says Social Security Agency in Utah
Another story of tangled relationships
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