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2010-10-11 15:00:00

SAN RAMON, Calif., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Donald Galen, M.D., one of California's earliest fertility specialists, says that fears about the 'brave new world' of medical technology that stunned the world in 1978 are vindicated by the announcement that the British biologist who developed in vitro fertilization (IVF) for humans, Professor Robert Edwards, was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Galen, surgical and research director of Reproductive Science Center of the...

2010-09-21 13:23:00

SAN RAMON, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In efforts to increase awareness of fertility preservation options for cancer patients whose treatment may jeopardize their future fertility, Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area (RSC) created the Sharing Hope Program in partnership with Lance Armstrong's LIVESTRONG Foundation. The cancer survivor and champion cyclist created the foundation in 1997 to provide reproductive information, emotional, and financial resources to...

2010-09-08 07:00:00

New Documentary Presents the Disturbing Truths of the Human Egg Trade, Calls for Protection of Young Women's Health WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eggsploitation, a new documentary film blowing the whistle on the deceptive practices of the infertility industry to exploit young women for their eggs, will premiere at the Capitol Hill Visitor Center in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in Room HVC 201. This exclusive film screening is being...

2010-09-07 07:15:00

BOSTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- It's simple: you want to have a baby. And it's not so simple: you want to have a baby. As with every monumental endeavor, the path to parenthood is uniquely unpredictable, but navigating through the obstacles is easier when you have the facts, and know your options. The American Fertility Association (The AFA) and Fertility SOURCE Companies will host a complimentary dinner and casual conversation about everything you need to know on starting a family. The...

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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