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The legal maze of twins with three mothers

Philippa Taylor | 15 April 2014 | CONJUGALITY |
tags: adoption, IVF

Fertility treatment pioneer calls for caution

Shannon Roberts | 13 March 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: family, fertility treatment, IVF

Barcoding embryos

Michael Cook | 04 March 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: bioethics, IVF
What message is being sent when you begin life as a number?

When to bite the bullet and have a baby

Shannon Roberts | 23 February 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: IVF, motherhood, New Zealand

The painful quest of fertility junkies

Miriam Zoll and Pamela Tsigdinos | 12 September 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: assisted reproductive technology, fertility industry, IVF
A US$4 billion industry is selling its products to desperate and vulnerable women.

Gotten, not begotten

Margaret Somerville | 08 August 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: commercialism, IVF, surrogacy
The logical slippery slope to human embryo factories begins with surrogacy and gamete sales.

The painful pursuit of high-tech babies

Miriam Zoll | 22 July 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: IVF, motherhood, technology
Many women are deferring childbearing until they have the perfect partner and an established career. It's a big mistake.

IVF: a dangerous deviation from nature?

Nicole M. King | 16 July 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: IVF, women's health
Regardless of motives, women resorting to IVF may be running unrecognized cancer risks.

The No-Frills’ IVF for just $250

Nicole M. King | 15 July 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: IVF
A new development in IVF technology may make it affordable for infertile couples worldwide. What about the consequences for women's health?

The other controversial legacy

Michael Cook | 16 April 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: bioethics, IVF, Nobel Prize, Robert Edwards
Robert Edwards, the inventor of IVF, died two days after Margaret Thatcher. History may show that his impact was even greater than hers.

Something is Unbegotten in the State of Denmark

Marcus Roberts | 03 April 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: birth rates, Denmark, IVF
Danish researchers are desperate for their country's birthrate to increase.

It’s just not fair, is it?

Frances Kelly | 09 October 2012 | CONJUGALITY |
tags: IVF

How many parents would your child like?

Bill Muehlenberg | 06 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: assisted reproductive technology, family structure, IVF
The new Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) have allowed the creation of brave new families. Whereas earlier it took a man and a woman to produce a child, now there are all sorts of combinations available. A child can be manufactured with any number of players involved.

The right to know those who gave us life

Margaret Somerville | 10 July 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: children's rights, IVF, same-sex parenting
Children’s rights are in danger of being overlooked in the increasingly bizarre permutations of reproductive technology.

A rise in ‘fertility tourism’

Shannon Buckley | 14 June 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: egg donors, Fertility, IVF
More and more women desperate to have babies in New Zealand are going overseas to find egg donors because they cannot get them in New Zealand. It seems that the main reason overseas ‘egg markets’ are more lucrative is because women are allowed to be paid for their eggs.

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