Embryos are not human beings, rules court

The Korean courts ruled that embryos less than 14 days from insemination are not human beings and therefore they have no legal rights. They are potential humans but they do not have independent humanity. Thus, the door is open to using the embryos for research such as stem cell investigation. original source web site down [...]

By | 2011-04-24T13:11:09+00:00 June 27th, 2010|ART/IVF, Surgery|0 Comments

Canada Seeks Legislation to Slash Multiple Birth Rate

This report comes from an invitation only meeting conducted in November 2009 and hosted by the federal agency, the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) and the Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Canada. The agency has never reported on it publicly before. The debate highlights the dilemma faced by patients who desire a pregnancy [...]

By | 2010-06-09T21:56:32+00:00 June 9th, 2010|ART/IVF, Infertility, Outcomes, Surveys|2 Comments

Would you transfer only a single embryo for IVF?

I recently posted a study suggesting that women may be more tempted to transfer extra embryos to increase success rates given the economic decline. So, if you were faced (or have been faced) with the decision of whether to transfer a single embryo versus a double embryo, which would you choose? I understand that the [...]

By | 2010-05-04T22:29:09+00:00 May 4th, 2010|ART/IVF, Outcomes, Surgery|2 Comments

Fertility and aging: do reproductive-aged Canadian women know what they need to know?

This study highlights the fact that many women (and, in my opinion, many physicians) do not realize the real decrease in fertility potential that accompanies female aging. We all know someone who had a baby late in life and we tend to think that we all are blessed with fertility whenever we are ready for [...]