Anonimity of gametes donation current legislation has come under increased scrutiny. Bioethical approach

“In contemporary culture young people have strong moral claims to know their genetic identities”. Determining whether gamete donation, especially of semen, should be anonymous is an open bioethical debate that still remains unresolved (read HERE our report). Furthermore, from a...

Fathered 200 children hoping that they would one day track one of them. 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...

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...

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 before...

Delayed motherhood also in England and Ireland. More than twice 40-year-old and over first time mothers

Are new mothers in their forties a global trend? Motherhood is also being postponed in the United Kingdom (see negative effects on delayed motherhood for mother and child, click HERE), since the number of first-time mothers over the age of 40 has doubled in the last 15 years, and...

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...

Recent findings. Children conceived through assisted reproduction, now adolescents, have more medical problems

These recent findings should be taken into consideration when making an ethical assessment of assisted reproduction. An issue that often arises is whether children conceived through assisted reproductive technique – ART (see HERE) present more medical and/or mental health...

The most permissive assisted suicide country is Switzerland

Assisted suicide is legal in Switzerland, and moreover, is accessible without having to provide any reason. There are no rules that require the participation of a doctor, and most suicides are assisted by associations that support the right to a dignified death. Even though, in...
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