Ovarian insufficiency infertility can be resolved without resorting to egg donation

Scientists from Stanford University (USA) and the St. Marianna University School of Medicine in Kawasaki (Japan) have helped a woman suffering from early menopause to give birth to a baby by way of a technique known as “in vitro activation”. Patients suffering from ovarian...

Third-party reproduction, -egg donation, sperm donation, and surrogacy- is an incraesing social problem

Is it an only case? The issue is of great relevance because third-party reproduction -egg donation, sperm donation, and surrogacy- and the problems it entails has been transformed in a social matter which affects children and parents. Could we hide this increasing problem? HERE...

Is egg donation an exploitation of women? Three comments on business egg donation

Egg Donation Often Involves Coercion Egg donors are recruited through ads in online classifieds, social media, and college newspapers, offering anywhere from $5,000 to $100,000. These ads rarely if ever make any mention of the potential health risks involved, nor do they reveal...

Sperm and egg donation anonymity does not appear to be justified

Sperm and egg donation – the donors and their children  will require re-evaluation of eachother relationships throughout the lifetime of the parties involved Anonymity in reproductive issues is being left behind. Thus, in their updated guidelines for gamete donation in...

New statistics on assisted reproduction in Europe. The pregnancy rate for IVF has not improved

Overall, the pregnancy rate for IVF (in our opinion the more relevant rate) has not improved in Europe, it is around 35% The 33rd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) has just been held in Geneva, Switzerland. At the meeting, Dr...

Human cloning for reproductive and therapeutic purpose. Ethical aspects.

Human somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) or human cloning  for reproductive and therapeutic purposes and oocyte use have objective ethical difficulties, principally that it objectifies the human embryo produced, it instrumentalises it, which goes against the dignity inherent to...

Being raised by father and mother does matter. Well-being of children with same sex “parents”

“Emotional problems were over twice as prevalent for children with same-sex parents than for children with opposite-sex parents”. It is not a politic but an human right issue. The public debate on same-sex marriage does not focus on eventually adopted children, and if...
Posted On 12 Sep 2017
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Ethical questions about mitochondrial replacement in humans. Three-parent baby technique

We thus consider it necessary to establish a moratorium on their use in humans, at least until more is known about these aspects. If this knowledge is obtained, ethical questions would still remain to be resolved, among which we consider the most relevant to be those related to...

Mother to child transmission. A novel prevention technique of hereditary mitochondrial disease

‘The technique remains nevertheless an intervention on the germ line’ This possible new technique to prevent mitochondrial disease transmission , while it has major advantages, remains nevertheless an intervention on the germ line, and therefore should be carefully...

Is it ethical to conceive a child from three genetic parents?

Within the ample sphere of human cloning, a new and controversial option has emerged: producing children from three genetic parents. This has been made possible through the use of a mitochondrial replacement technique, which basically consists of removing the nucleus from an egg,...
Posted On 05 Mar 2014
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