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The Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to improving quality of life in vulnerable populations globally, through research, education and policy change recommendations. GBI concentrates on disparities over international lines which often lead to poor health and needless loss of life.

International Bioethics Summer School

Posted on 16 May 2015

By Grace Kim
In vitro fertilization, otherwise known as IVF, is a reproductive technology used as a means to help women get pregnant. As outlined by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, IVF requires five basic steps. First, stimulation is required to boost ovulation in order to produce more than one egg. Then, the eggs are removed from the woman’s body. The eggs are then inseminated with sperm, leading to fertilization. …

Posted on 13 May 2015

By Caroline Song
A 59-year-old woman in the United Kingdom is making history: she is looking for a sperm donor to fertilize her deceased daughter’s eggs so that she can gestate her own grandchild.
Her daughter, known only as Ms. A, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2005, and succumbed to the disease in 2011 at the age of 28. After receiving her diagnosis, Ms. A decided to have some of her …

Posted on 9 May 2015

By Kaitlyn Schaeffer
Many of the organ trafficking stories swirling around the web focus on supply; not much has been paid to demand.
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) recently admonished the wealthy Europeans who have traveled to countries such as China, India, and Egypt in search of illegal organs. These MEPs say that Europeans who engage in such acts facilitate the organ trade, an illegal practice that involves many human rights …

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