Researchers hope to use the eggs to create viable embryos that can transferred into surrogates since neither animal can carry a pregnancy to term.
A few election cycles ago, many in our country decided that one of their main criteria for electing their president, leader of the free world and someone with their nuclear codes at their fingertips, was whether or not they would want to sit and have a beer with that person.
And no one understands why they continue to be part of the campaign.
When my partner Andrea became a surrogate for another lesbian couple we had no idea we would end up starting over as new parents, especially to a child who has Down Syndrome or that our lives would forever be changed -- for the better.
After the birth of my daughter, my first child, I felt something I never could have imagined existed.
At this point, both races are so close in Iowa that nobody really knows what will happen next Monday night. Will the polls turn out to be correct? Nobody knows. Will enthusiasm trump (pun intended) longtime voter turnout?
For several years, a bill that would regulate the surrogacy industry in India has languished in the Indian legislature. The
It's a brave new world when it comes to conceiving and raising children. And in many cases, the potential parents and providers of genetic material haven't thought all the details through before deciding to proceed.
Although over half of the French favor legalization and almost two thirds have a positive image of gestational surrogates (women who carry other women's embryos), France's political leadership attempts to distract its public from economic malaise by demonizing surrogacy. The latest missive comes from Prime Minister Manuel Valls.
You don't need to give birth to a child to be a wonderful mother -- in fact, those women who can't have a baby the way I did are heroic in their endeavors to either find other ways to make a baby or adopt a child instead. But to choose not to be pregnant and have someone else carry your child for the sake of vanity or convenience is a shame.