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.

Controversy over Canadian fertility clinic’s mixed-race IVF prohibition

Xavier Symons | 08 August 2014 | Comments
tags: designer babies, IVF, racism
A Canadian fertility clinic has come under intense scrutiny for refusing to provide IVF for parents of different races.

The IVF industry must go green

Michael Cook | 25 July 2014 | Comments
tags: feminism, green bioethics, IVF
Free fertility treatment should be banned for those making lifestyle reproductive choices to curb climate change.

Lord Winston warns of unregulated IVF ‘jungle’

Xavier Symons | 27 June 2014 | Comments
tags: egg freezing, IVF, mitochondrial replacement, preimplantation genetic diagnosis
In a recent interview with the Independent Robert Winston warned of deception in the IVF market. Fertility companies, he believes, are exaggerating the effectiveness and safety of new techniques.

The big business of Australian IVF

Michael Cook | 25 June 2014 | Comments
tags: Australia, commercialization, IVF
A second Australian IVF company wil float on the stock exchange today.

China’s oldest mother

Michael Cook | 16 May 2014 | Comments
tags: China, IVF, postmenopausal mothers
She gave birth to twins at 60 after IVF treatment.

Celebrity custody wrangle exposes vague IVF law

Xavier Symons | 10 May 2014 | Comments
tags: IVF, law, paternity tests
A child-custody battle between actor Jason Patric and ex-girlfriend Danielle Schrieber has highlighted significant deficiencies in Californian IVF law.

Lord Winston warns of eugenics in IVF

Xavier Symons | 10 May 2014 | Comments
tags: eugenics, genetic screening, IVF
Lord Robert Winston, British IVF pioneer, has given a controversial speech warning of the revival of eugenics in the IVF industry.

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