Assisted reproductive technology
When you're a queer couple, infertility comes with extra layers of financial, logistical and emotional complexity.
For some, gestational surrogacy is the only way to have genetically related children.
Who gets access to fertility specialists in the U.S. says a lot about who we think "deserves" a family.
Movies and TV tend to depict infertile people as joyless and evil. 'Private Life' counters that narrative.
Financial risk-share programs have been available in our field for some time in different forms but patient feedback here
Gohmert asked "if you could decide what 40 people you put on the spacecraft that would save humanity, how many of those would be same-sex couples?" Less than a year after he made those remarks, a plan was hatched to send exactly 40 gay people into space to put his hypothesis to the test.
Getting or staying pregnant is not easy for everyone -- for some, it can take time and money. While you might not be thinking of having kids right now, having a conversation with a physician about fertility while still in your early 30s could provide benefit later on.
It wasn't long before IVF technology crossed the pond. The first IVF baby born in the United States was Elizabeth Carr in
Actress and contributor to The View, Sherri Shepherd has made it clear: she wants out of any legal responsibility for the child borne by a surrogate chosen by Shepherd and her ex-husband. For anyone considering employing a surrogate with their spouse, Shepherd's case can serve as a primer.
The last thing that you need is for the stress of infertility to elicit behaviors in you or your partner that trigger each other, yet even couples who recover easily from the many disappointments along the way are at the mercy of this likelihood. What are some of these triggers and what do you need to know in order to deal with them more effectively?
Some offspring do long to know their genetic parents. If relationships evolve after connecting, then that's icing on the cake for all involved. It's time that the rights of donor conceived people to search for, and connect with their first degree genetic relatives are acknowledged.
What happens when there is a dispute between the parties who used fertility to create a child? What happens to the embryos that are cryogenically preserved when the parties have a dispute as to whether they can be implanted, or the prospective parents separate?
Myriad Ethical Challenges The ethical challenges physicians, regulators, professional societies, and ethics committees confront
What we need are family-friendly workplace policies, not giveaways that will encourage women to undergo invasive procedures in order to squeeze out more work for their beloved company under the guise of "empowerment."
Three-person IVF is a critical departure from the traditional kind. This new and biologically extreme technique, which has generated scientific and bioethical controversy on both sides of the Atlantic, would combine genetic material from one man and two women in a single embryo.
There are large social and ethical considerations that mitochondrial replacement forces us to confront. Most importantly, this technology raises one of the thorniest questions humanity will ever face: are we willing to genetically modify future generations of humans?