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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 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.…

February 1, 2012

Gingrich on IVF: Bad for Families, Bad for Bioethics

Scientists, reproductive specialists and andrologists had better prepare. If Newt Gingrich has his way (and wins the Presidency), he will have a whole new world in store for science and medicine.…

January 24, 2012

Caplan: Say No to Sterilization, Forced Abortion

Art Caplan discusses a troubling case regarding a 32-year-old pregnant woman known as “Mary Moe” who is pregnant for the third time and who suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.…

December 2, 2010

Wolpe on Octomom, ART, and Ethics

Paul Root Wolpe, Editor of AJOB Neuroscience, discussed the Octomom case with Atlanta’s Fox 5 News late last week and took on a cadre of thorny ethical questions in his 10 minute interview.…

November 18, 2010

It's Never Too Early to Tell Your Child "Who Made Them"

This week in the Huffington Post, Robert Klitzman discusses the thorny issue of when parents who conceive using assisted reproductive technologies should tell their children about their origins.…

October 27, 2010

On Pro-Life Bioethicists

Rarely do I ever find myself reading USCatholic.org, but in this particular case, I could not help but be drawn in the train wreck of bad argumentation put forth by “Guest Blogger Father Joseph Tham, L.C., M.D., Ph.D.” in his post “Pro-life academics means pro-life ideas“.…

July 23, 2010

Could Posthumous Egg Donation Ever Be Morally Acceptable?

A recent report from NEJM about a surviving husband to have the eggs of his dead wife harvested in order to create a posthumous child has raised the question of gender equity in the posthumous harvesting of gametes.…

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.…