Tag: reproductive technology

Blog Posts (27)

June 5, 2012

CDC Creates National Plan for Infertility. Comments?

Today the CDC’s Division on Reproductive Health announced a draft version of a white paper entitled “A National Public Health Action Plan for the Detection, Prevention, and Management of Infertility” is now available for comment.…

April 20, 2012

Caplan: Time to Think about IVF Baby Health

Art Caplan reflects on study published in Fertility and Sterility which indicated that IVF babies have a 37% higher risk of being born with a birth defect compared to naturally conceived children.…

April 10, 2012

Octomom: "I Goofed."

According to LifeNews.com, Nadya Suleman admits that she made a mistake by undergoing an IVF procedure that resulted in the conception and birth of 8 children at once.…

April 9, 2012

Are "Anonymous Fathers" Really a Problem?

The Center for Bioethics and Culture continues its crusade against artificial reproduction; this time the target is sperm donation.  Its recent film Anonymous Father’s Day argues that using a sperm donor to conceive causes serious emotional impact on children of sperm donors from not knowing anything about their biological fathers” It is described as a “secret”  akin to a time bomb waiting to go off.…

June 28, 2010

July Arrives Early for AJOB!

The July issue of The American Journal of Bioethics arrives early with three fascinating articles–two about sex (one the biological kind, the other the active kind) and the other about transhumanism.…

May 17, 2010

Ethics of Reproductive Tourism Questioned

I was simply astonished to read the “ethical analysis” (if one could call it that) from DNAIndia.com in an article titled “New Age Moms Want Pregnancy Outsourced!”

Written from the Indian perspective, where everything from the UK and the US is outsourced to Indian laborers, I can understand the title, but the analysis is simply flawed every way.…

August 19, 2009

Perhaps Now You'd Prefer That Your Bioethics "Sound Bites" Come From Academics? Or Would You Prefer Octomom.

In truly unbelievable video from CNN.com today, “Octomom” Nadya Suleman weepily admits to only thinking of “the now” and “saving those 8 embryos when the made the decision to have her octuplets and confesses to realizing that she has “screwed up” her other two children.…

June 23, 2009

My Mommy Is My Daddy Is My Mommy

Stem cell research has the potential to change the standard gendered parental relationships by making it possible for women to produce sperm and eggs from stem cells say British researchers in the Globe and Mail.…

June 16, 2009

Cultural Sex Selection: No Harm, No Foul?

Emily Willingham asks an important question as to whether the apparent cultural preference toward having a male child in the family among Asian-Americans represents a harm–either to Asian-American girls, or simply to women generally.…

March 12, 2009

Want a "Perfect Baby"? You're Gonna Have To Make It The Old-Fashioned Way.

That’s right, Fertility Institutes in Los Angeles, who announced last month that they would be offering PGD for eye and hair color and other cosmetic traits, has now announced via their website that they are backing off of their plans, says Fox News.…