IVF


Nobel award: misconceived

Carolyn Moynihan | 08 October 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: infertility, IVF, Nobel Prize, Robert Edwards
Robert Edwards' IVF technique devalued the human embryo and contributed to infertility.


Orphaned at conception

Michael Cook | 01 June 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: children, IVF, sperm donation
Is it high-tech child abuse to rob children of their biological heritage?


Ethics of paying for test-tube babies

Margaret Somerville | 16 September 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: fertility, human rights, IVF
If society pays the costs for creating test-tube babies, we also have to accept the ethical responsibility.


Grandparents yearn to meet donated progeny

Carolyn Moynihan | 15 September 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: donor gametes, grandparents, IVF
We recently noted that would-be grandparents in Britain are paying for their grown-up children’s IVF treatments. Now we learn that Canadian women whose daughters -- and sons -- have donated gametes to other couples are pining for their unknown grandchildren. The grand-parenting urge is apparently very strong, especially when you know that the grandchildren are out there somewhere, and artificial begetting brings mixed blessings.


Messing with Mother Nature

Barbara Kay | 20 July 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: IVF
The human species is changing but we're stuck on polar bears


The wrong cure for infertility

Bill Muehlenberg | 16 June 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: IVF
Turning baby-making into a technology can have devastating results. 


Sexual insanity

Bill Muehlenberg | 27 February 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: IVF, Octomom
A 13-year-old father? A woman with 14 IVF children? We can’t say we were not warned.


Society and artificial reproduction

Margaret Somerville | 17 February 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: adoption, assisted reproductive technology, IVF
Should the state assist with conception where it would not approve an adoption?


A creation myth for the 21st century

Lea Singh | 09 January 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: IVF
Did anyone ever ask IVF children whether they wanted to go through life as genetic orphans?


An indulgence of adult desires

Brigitte Pellerin | 22 December 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: IVF, motherhood, surrogacy
Surrogate motherhood isn't about forming families; it is about satisfying adult desires.


Does sex have a future?

Michael Cook | 19 July 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: artificial reproductive technology, IVF
The world's leading science journal sits on the fence.


Dispossessed and forgotten: the new class of genetic orphans

Margaret Somerville | 18 September 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: IVF
Being a mother or father used to be the only bond you could not break -- until the arrival of reproductive technology.


Clutching at straws to reverse the birth dearth

Michael Cook | 04 August 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: demography, IVF, population
Subsidies don't work. Speed dating doesn't work. What about IVF?


The very profitable business of creating babies

Michael Cook | 07 April 2006 | FEATURES |  
tags: IVF, surrogacy
"Miracle babies" in the arms of beaming mothers are great public relations for the IVF industry. And a great money-spinner, too.


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