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Assisted Reproduction

Who Has the Right to Be a Parent?

Fred Silberberg | Posted 07.14.2016 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

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?

Baby Markets and the New Motherhood: Reproducing Hierarchy in Commercial Intimacy

Michele Goodwin | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Michele Goodwin

The reality is that family-making today increasingly includes a mixture of sophisticated science, contracts, and negotiations. Unfortunately, at times some of that negotiating is characterized by unequal bargaining power, coercion, international outsourcing, and mechanized deliveries.

Reproducing Race

Dov Fox | Posted 12.06.2014 | Parents
Dov Fox

It's not hard to sympathize with parents' hopes to save a future child from racial taunts or confused identity. And yet it is troubling for donor services to accentuate race in ways that invite parents to exclude wholesale from their consideration all donors of a particular race.

Babies! The Natural Next Step Following Same-Sex Marriage

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

The state of New York has a draconian law on the books that currently makes it extremely challenging for couples to have full legal protection over their children, whether they're adopting, using a gestational carrier or have no biological ties to the child they're raising.

At the Center of the Rainbow Family Explosion

Brandon J. Bankowski, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brandon J. Bankowski, M.D.

We are humbled to do our part in helping the LGBTQ community start or grow their families. Helping same-sex couples, men and women who probably wouldn't have dared to dream a dream this big just a few years ago, is life-changing work as physicians.

Transgender Sterilization: Sweden and Beyond

Mitch Kellaway | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mitch Kellaway

When a trans woman knows she needs hormone therapy to survive yet is priced out of banking her sperm for a desired future motherhood, this is forced sterilization, "forced" because it is within the power of the state to not exact such demands, but historical prejudices bias decision making.

'More Rights, More Inclusion, Better Country': Argentina Approves IVF for All

Alex Stern | Posted 08.20.2013 | World
Alex Stern

By incorporating IVF into health services as a matter of human rights, Argentina has an unprecedented opportunity to attain reproductive justice with a technology that is an unthinkable luxury for many infertile parents around the world.

LISTEN: How Gay And Lesbian Couples Become Biological Parents

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

Dr. Samuel Pang is the Medical Director of the Reproductive Science Center of New England (RSC), a pioneer in helping lesbians and gay men become parents. I talked with Dr. Pang about these procedures and issues facing our LGBT community.

Catherine Pearson

With IVF, Two Eggs Are Good, Three Too Many, Study Shows | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Parents

Women undergoing in vitro fertilization should never have more than two embryos implanted, according to a new study out of the UK. It finds that those...

Proposed Restrictions on Reproductive Rights Threaten Economic Growth

Nazca Fontes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nazca Fontes

Legislative efforts to restrict donor compensation and other restrictions on reproductive rights could have an impact on a billion-dollar contributor to the economy -- the infertility industry.


Joyce McFadden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
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