Bioethical approach. Sperm from a cadaver was used to conceive a child by surrogation

  The parents of a British man who died in an accident five years ago extracted his sperm after he suffered massive brain damage. The aim was to store it to later have a grandson through gestational surrogacy . Today, the couple has a three-year-old grandson born using this...

Fathered 200 children hoping that they would one day track him. Now he met a daughter

Worried he’d never have a family, Louis became a prolific sperm donor, hoping that his children would one day track him down.                                    ‘Louis’ with his daughter, Joyce Curiere, who traced him after getting a DNA test Louis used to cycle to the sperm...

Bioethical debate on the principle of Procreative Beneficence

Natural or artificial selection? See the below video about recent findings of the sophisticated selection in the natural fecundation process  The principle of Procreative Beneficence (PB) developed by Julian Savulescu [1,2] continues to monopolise much of contemporary bioethical...

Children conceived by assisted reproduction deprived of knowing their genetic origins

Many persons conceived through third-party participation are deprived of  crucial information The use of donor sperm or egg for reproduction and mitochondrial transfer techniques (2 mothers and one father) raise the issue of the right of donor-conceived persons to know their...

Ovarian tissue preservation to delay childbearing in increasing – Video

Childbearing delay new trend – Freeze your fertility The cryopreservation of ovarian tissue obtained from young women in order to delay childbearing join to embryos cryopreserved (social freezing) is rising markedly. There are two kinds: for medical reasons, when a...

United States Government and the practice of surrogation. “Military wives” surrogate mothers

“Most American citizens have no idea that taxpayer-funded Tricare Health Insurance, provided to members of the military, is being used to cover the pregnancy and childbirth costs of surrogate pregnancies for contracting buyers.” In previous articles, we treat the...

In vitro fertilization negative medical effects

Increase in premature births, low birth weight, congenital abnormalities and perinatal complications… There is growing medical evidence of the presence of adverse outcomes following the use of assisted reproduction techniques. There is no doubt that most perinatal morbidity...

Can twin pregnancies be produced using IVF if only one embryo is transferred?

How is it possible?  Could it indicate that a diagnosis of the couple’s infertility must be required before starting an assisted procreation process? A recent study published in Fertility and Sterility evaluated the rate of twin pregnancies – both monozygotic (identical twins)...

Children born through surrogacy and his mother have more medical problems

Children born after gestational surrogacy, and the mothers themselves, have more medical issues Issues related to gestational surrogacy are currently the subject of considerable social debate. In relation to this, we have contributed in a book on this topic, where this matter is...

Social Freezing. Has it medical and ethical difficulties?

“To freeze the eggs of their female employees, “in order to attract and promote female talent”. Occasionally, and for various reasons, some women wish to postpone motherhood. The most common procedure used to achieve this is to freeze their eggs while young, generally...