Selling the Fantasy of Fertility

by jeeg 12. September 2013 19:17
ON Sunday in New York City, a trade show called Fertility Planit will showcase the latest inventions in the world of reproductive medicine under a banner that reads: “Everything You Need to Create Your Family.” Two dozen sessions will feature many of the sponsors’ products an... [More]

Where Do (Some) Babies Come From? In Washington, a New Law Bans Anonymous Sperm and Egg Donors

by jeeg 2. August 2011 19:18
    Traditionally, the identities of egg and sperm donors have been tightly guarded secrets, numbers with no names attached, making it difficult for their biological offspring to ever make contact. Today, that changes as Washington becomes the first state to chip away at that ano... [More]

Paying egg donors: a child at any price?

by jeeg 27. October 2010 00:01
Should we pay women to become egg donors to tackle the 'mismatch' between supply and demand? This question was debated last week in an event organised by the Progress Educational Trust in partnership with the Royal Society of Medicine, supported by the National Gamete Donation Trust and the Br... [More]

Egg Donation Raises Serious Questions about Health Risks, Payments, Sexism and Eugenic Connections

by jeeg 14. May 2010 19:23
The New York Times has just published an article on the ramifications of egg donation which points to the need for much greater scrutiny of this billion dollar industry.  Ads recruiting egg donors are ubiquitous in college newspapers with payments made rising with the prestige of the univ... [More]
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