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Here’s a sticky IVF situation

Tamara Rajakariar | 25 July 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: IVF, moral issues, parenting

Greater mental health risks for IVF babies

Nicole M. King | 18 July 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: babies, IVF, mental health

Motherhood at 40: how women came to believe a modern myth

Miriam Zoll | 29 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: infertility, IVF
It's time the media and sex education told the truth about women's fertility.

Surrogate motherhood creates an ethical minefield

Margaret Somerville | 13 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Canada, IVF, Quebec, surrogacy
A gay couple’s government-funded IVF twins have created a storm of controversy in Canada.

IVF’s tarnished halo

Michael Cook | 06 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: assisted reproductive technology, IVF, sperm donation
A horror story from Utah shows the crumbling ethical foundations of the assisted reproduction industry.

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.

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