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2010-08-24 07:20:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Infertility is an unexpected obstacle for many people, and the journey can be unpredictable. Patients may find themselves at a crossroads after multiple failed attempts with fertility treatments, and begin to look for other options. The American Fertility Association (The AFA), a national non-profit organization which provides educational resources and support to men and women, especially those trying to conceive, and Fertility SOURCE Companies, one of the...

2010-08-03 11:36:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Jodi, of West Branch, IA, recently gave birth to twins (a boy and girl), but she doesn't claim to be their mother. That's because she carried them as the gestational surrogate for a Chicago couple wanting to start a family. What was behind Jodi's motive to carry two babies for some one else? Was it the $25,000 to $35,000 in compensation that is typically what a gestational surrogate earns? In fact, she was thinking of her sister. "When my sister was...

2010-07-28 13:15:00

Film Presents the Hidden Dangers, Health Risks, and Exploitation of Young Women Through Egg Donation NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The infertility industry has a dirty little secret that is dressed in deceptive advertising, large monetary incentives and appeals to altruism. Using these tactics, the industry targets young, vulnerable women for a precious commodity: human eggs. Eggsploitation, a new documentary released today by The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network,...

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2010-07-27 14:05:00

A popular dating website exclusively for beautiful people has branched out and is now providing a fertility forum that is designed to ease the worry of having an ugly baby. The project was launched in June, just after BeautifulPeople.com booted out 5,000 people who gained weight and were deemed too ugly to remain members. According to managing director Greg Hodge, a good-looking Brit, the Fertility Forum is "like any charitable work," and is presented as a solution for parents who worry...

2010-07-01 13:30:41

Europe leads the world in Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) with most cycles initiated in the region, the 26th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology heard today (Wednesday 30 June). According to data presented by the European IVF Monitoring Group (EIM), 479,288 treatment cycles were reported in 32 European countries in 2007 . This compares globally with 142,435 cycles from the US and 56,817 cycles from Australia and New Zealand. "The number of cycles...

2010-07-01 13:17:06

Embryos derived from oocytes (eggs) cryopreserved by the vitrification method are just as likely to produce an on-going pregnancy as those involving fresh oocytes, the 26th annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology heard today. Dr. Ana Cobo, Cryobiology Unit director at Institut Universitari "“ IVI Valencia, Valencia, Spain, told delegates that the results of her team's research would make egg donation both easier and safer in the future. The scientists...

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2010-07-01 05:45:00

Many fertility clinics have been traditionally reluctant to freeze and store eggs until a woman was ready to use them because of low success rates. But with increasing demand and higher success rates now being reported by clinics, more than half of US clinics will now do so, according to a new study. Women who are about to have cancer therapies are the ones most likely to use this option, which has been available for the past two decades or so. But two-thirds of egg-freezing clinics will...

2010-06-29 03:12:39

European legislation that requires all couples undergoing assisted reproduction treatment (ART) to be screened for HIV and hepatitis at the time of every sperm or egg donation is unnecessary, expensive, and potentially distressing for patients, the 26th annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology heard today (Monday). Ms Ciara Hughes, Senior Embryologist at Human Assisted Reproduction Ireland (HARI), Dublin, told the conference that, under the new Irish...

2010-06-14 12:22:00

LOS ANGELES, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's largest surrogacy agency announced today the creation of the first ever financing program for clients who are creating or expanding their families through surrogacy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080916/LATU502LOGO) Growing Generations unique program will provide up to $100,000 in financing for qualifying clients working with the company's surrogacy program. The loans offer competitive interest rates comparable to second...

2010-06-11 11:09:00

FORT MYERS, Fla., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the recent release of a report by The Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) on the definition of embryo donation, Dr. Craig R. Sweet, a reproductive endocrinologist and medical director of Specialists in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery is responding in support of ASRM, and against recent criticism of the report, regarding the use of the terms embryo donation and embryo adoption. According to the ASRM...


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