Abandoned embryos: Clinics ethically free to dispose of thousands of embryos frozen in time, doctors’ group says

By Sharon Kirkey, Postmedia News September 8, 2013 June 15, 2006 -Seattle Reproductive Medicine clinic – when embryos are made (sperm and egg together in a petri            dish) manytimes there are more than can/should be put back in the uterus so they get frozen. also, sperm gets …read more|en savoir plus

Fertility consultant at centre of criminal case accused of forging egg donor profiles given to potential clients, documents show

Tom Blackwell, National Post April 1, 2013 The fertility consultant facing an unprecedented criminal prosecution over her work arranging surrogacy services is accused of providing false profiles of egg donors and surrogates to potential clients, documents filed by the RCMP indicate. The allegations are contained in details of the four Criminal Code forgery counts …read more|en savoir plus

The right to know those who gave us life

Children’s rights are in danger of being overlooked in the increasingly bizarre permutations of reproductive technology. by Margaret Somerville Mercator.net July 10, 2012 When reproductive technology was new on the scene and being described as “science fiction becoming science fact”, the New Yorker magazine published a cartoon. It showed a line of adults …read more|en savoir plus

Genetic Orphans: Do you know who my daddy is?

“Like other donor kids, Olivia Pratten was told to get lost. But the genetic bond is proving surprisingly strong”

By MARGARET WENTE November 1, 2008

Here’s what Olivia Pratten knows about her father: 5 feet 10, stocky, blood type A positive, Caucasian, blue eyes, medical student. She has this information on a piece of hotel stationery, scribbled by the doctor who used donor sperm to inseminate her mother. “This person gave me half my genes,” she says. “And all I have is this scrap of paper.” At 26, Ms. Pratten is among hundreds of thousands of donor babies around the world who have come of age. Now they are searching for their fathers. They have set up websites, harassed fertility clinics, taken DNA tests, searched through medical-school yearbooks, and launched lawsuits. This week, Ms. Pratten launched a lawsuit in British Columbia that, she hopes, will give donor offspring the right to learn the identities of their other parent. …read more|en savoir plus