Is the Catholic Church beginning to lose a little of its rigid grasp that it has held over numerous countries when it comes to family planning, birth control, reproductive justice, and even infertility treatments?
The developer of invitro fertilization wins a Nobel prize, and the Vatican becomes a total wet blanker. Plus, Amendment 62 is likely to lose.
Physicians and families spoke out yesterday against Amendment 62, the “Personhood Amendment” up for a vote in Colorado, warning that, if passed, it would ban in-vitro fertilization for couples seeking to have children.
Federal law and financial incentives lead to incredibly costly and potentially dangerous multiple births through assisted reproducitve technology (ART). The law should be reworked to create incentives for having only one baby at a time through ART, which is more cost effective and safer for mothers and babies.
As India expands its reputation as a fertility center, woman over the age of 60 are becoming the newest clients, and potentially casulties, in a quest for heirs.
Since the publication of my original article on surrogacy in Guatemala, a number of people have thanked me for exploring global surrogacy. But the director of one adoption agency requested a retraction of the story. More on that here.
Few people want a baby as badly as those who have struggled with infertility, especially those who have undergone fertility treatments. So can’t we trust abortion isn’t something they’d undertake lightly?
While the notion of “infertility treatment” typically conjures images of invasive insemination procedures, acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to increase the chances of natural pregnancy. Indeed, many contemporary acupuncturists are pairing their personalized practice of needles with herbal treatments to enhance the fertility of their patients … and finding high rates of success.
A look at the latest reproductive health news stories in Britain.
Obama lifts ban on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, but not on funding of creation of human embryos; Kansas Republicans keep mum on Sebelius; Ross Douthat admits that birth control is “all you have left;” drawing lines in the sand on IVF.