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Transnational Surrogacy in India: What Went Wrong?

By Princess Chukwuneke Transnational surrogacy hardly fits the win-win narrative that is perpetuated by the media over time.  In this article, the author describes her interviews with different parties involved in the surrogacy process – egg donors, surrogates, surrogacy agents, and physicians – in Ulhasnagar, India, a breeding ground for women bearing the children of foreigners until the [...]

By | April 11th, 2016|News-Articles|1 Comment

Womb Transplants Can Provide New Opportunities for Women in India

By Maria Coluccio In Bengaluru, a group of infertile women await clearance for a life changing procedure that will allow them to bear life of their own. These women suffer from a rare disorder called Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, which causes their reproductive systems to be underdeveloped or absent, and they are unable [...]

By | April 10th, 2016|News-Articles|1 Comment

Issue of Donor Autonomy in Ovum Donation

By Maria Coluccio At the time of birth, females have approximately 2,000,000 immature eggs and cannot produce anymore throughout their lifetime. A large majority of these eggs will die out throughout the course of a woman’s lifetime. Only approximately 400 out of the %0.02 will mature naturally. Women who are unable to conceive due to [...]

By | April 4th, 2016|News-Articles|1 Comment

Consequences of Illegal Organ Trafficking in India

By Lara Balick On March 14th, Aamir Malik, a 27-year-old cattle trader from Pandoli village of Gujarat, India, reported to the police that he was allegedly cheated into selling his kidney to repay his debt. Malik had told his friends that he was looking for an interest-free loan to pay off his debt of Rs 1 [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|News-Articles|2 Comments

Europe Awaits Surrogacy Report that Will Possibly Support Surrogacy Legalization

By Princess Chukwuneke Surrogacy is a hotly debated topic in Europe. The general public currently awaits the results of the March 15th meeting held in Paris by the Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to discuss a draft report on “human rights and ethical [...]

By | March 17th, 2016|News-Articles|1 Comment

The First Uterus Transplant in the United States Has Failed

By Princess Chukwuneke On February 24th, 2016, Lindsey, a 26-year-old woman from Texas, became the first in the United States to receive a uterus transplant. Still in its early stages, the uterus transplant surgery is meant to assist women who hope to get pregnant but are unable to because they lack a uterus or possess a damaged [...]

By | March 12th, 2016|News-Articles|1 Comment

Improving the Most Promising Cancer Therapy

By Alexis Vaujany The immune system can be one of the most powerful weapons against cancer. After several unsuccessful attempts, scientists have discovered a promising and effective way to guide the immune system to kill cancer cells. In fact, some advanced cancers have gone into complete remission. Unfortunately this type of procedure is not a “one size [...]

By | March 9th, 2016|News-Articles|2 Comments

New Court Ruling Challenges IVF Ban in Costa Rica

By Rimah Jaber In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a standard procedure in several countries around the world. However, since 2000, IVF has been banned in Costa Rica despite an order to lift it by an international court. The country’s legislature and courts continue to delay the process after four years. Although the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) ruled [...]

By | March 6th, 2016|News-Articles|1 Comment

Canada Takes Another Step Towards its Euthanasia Law

By Ellen Arkfeld Recently, the committee of the Canadian parliament has recommended that the federal government make assisted dying legal for conditions including mental illness.  New euthanasia laws are being crafted because the Supreme Court ruled that prohibiting physician-assisted death is unconstitutional in Carter v. Canada last February. A poll by Insights West has found [...]

By | March 3rd, 2016|News-Articles|1 Comment

Surrogacy May Soon be Banned in Sweden

By Princess Chukwuneke Last Wednesday, the government task force for controversial issues in Sweden concluded that surrogate pregnancies should be banned with no exceptions. According to lead investigator, Eva Wendel Rosenberg, this decision was made to stop women from being directly or indirectly pressured into becoming surrogate mothers. She added that there are several risks [...]

By | March 1st, 2016|News-Articles|1 Comment