Tangled webs is a group challenging donor-conception practices in the UK and internationally.
The Anonymous Us Project is a safety zone for real and honest insights regarding third party reproduction (sperm & egg donation, and surrogacy). We aim to share the experiences of voluntary and involuntary participants in these new reproductive technologies, while preserving the dignity and privacy for story-tellers and their loved ones. All stories are contributed anonymously because “anonymity in reproduction hides the truth, but anonymity in story-telling helps reveal the truth.
Wombs for rent... Babies for sale if the price is right. It's a trend that's becoming more popular. Usually the customer is wealthy and the woman bearing the newborn is not. Jennifer Lahl is the President of The Center for Bioethics & Culture. She's also part of the Stop Surrogacy Now Campaign. She has produced three documentaries on surrogacy and its long term effects. At its very core, she says, it's an industry that exploits women and puts their health at risk. Watch this video for more.
World Down Syndrome Day is observed by the UN and celebrated each year on 21st March. The theme for 2015 is on the role of families and their contribution to the lives of individuals with Down syndrome. This provides us with an opportunity to reach out to parents and siblings of children with Down syndrome and to thank them for their profound witness to the value of unconditional love and the right of each one of us to be here.
It is quite legitimate, indeed praiseworthy, to try to find ways to overcome infertility. The problem causes great pain and anguish for many married couples. Since children are a wonderful gift of marriage, it is a good thing to try to overcome the obstacles which prevent children from being conceived and born.
What oral contraceptives do to women's brains has not been studied adequately.
Despite warnings from religious leaders and scientists, British lawmakers have voted to allow a version of in-vitro fertilisation that uses the DNA of three different people to conceive a baby. “Since this is uncharted territory and the children born from this technology would have heritable genetic changes, there are also significant unknown risks to future generations,” Dr. Paul Knoepfler, an associate professor at the University of California-Davis, told the British newspaper The Telegraph.
Voluntary euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke has failed in his appeal to overturn his suspension from practicing medicine, but has vowed to take the fight further.
Last night’s Four Corners featured a story about transgender children. In introducing the program, presenter Kerry O’Brien said that he could not think of a more “powerfully poignant” story than the one which was about to screen. He promised that the show would suspend prejudice and create understanding.
Last weekend 60 women fell seriously ill after being sterilised at a camp run for the purpose in a disused hospital in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh. By Thursday 13 of the women had died. They are the latest victims in India’s long war against population, in which coercive mass sterilisation campaigns continue to play a leading role.
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