In March 2013, the Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine updated its guidelines on oocyte donation to postmenopausal women – women with premature ovarian failure and women of post-reproductive age. The new guidelines stipulate that: “some women over the age of 50, particularly in the age range of 50-54, who are healthy and well-prepared for parenting, are candidates to receive donated eggs.”
This week, two stories on the front page of the National Post are relevant to the ongoing discussion about public funding of IVF…
We can bemoan changes coming to the way scientific research will be funded, but shutting down Assisted Human Reproduction Canada was the right move.
On the perils of the trickle-down economics philosophy now driving Canada’s scientific-funding model.
A biotechnology company’s decision to end an experimental stem-cell study for business considerations raises important ethical questions.
Base, degrading, and morally offensive? An Ontario radio station defies critics and launches a fertility-treatment giveaway contest.
The B.C. Supreme Court’s striking down of anonymous sperm donations changes the game.
Like adopted children, those conceived through a donor should have a legal right to access personal information about their biological parents.
When a clinical trial excludes pregnant women, we have no idea how the drug or vaccine will affect their fetuses.
If the Canadian Institutes of Health Research exists to promote the public interest, why has a VP at Pfizer been named to its governing body?