Blog: All Things Conceivable

Dolce & Gabbana Ignite Surrogacy Controversy with “Synthetic Family” Comments
Dolce & Gabbana Ignite Surrogacy Controversy with “Synthetic Family” Comments
2016-01-26

Early last year, a story exploded upon the assisted fertility industry – one which had immediate worldwide reverberations. Founders of Dolce & Gabbana, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, received considerable backlash after their controversial comments on children born from surrogate parents. …

UK Approves 3-Person IVF
UK Approves 3-Person IVF
2016-01-21

The United Kingdom has approved in-vitro fertilization via a procedure which uses the genetic material of three people. Surrogacy and IVF advocates are hailing the decision as a breakthrough in providing much-needed treatment for intended mothers with mitochondrial disorders , as it would permit …

Miracles Lost: A Scandal in Surrogacy
Miracles Lost: A Scandal in Surrogacy
2016-01-16

Over a period of nearly four years beginning in August of 2008, Allison Layton , owner and operator of Miracles Egg Donation, Inc., defrauded as many as forty intended parents and couples . Miracles, which supposedly maintained offices in several locations around the world, turns out to have been a …

Intended Parents Face Divergent Regulations Across America
Intended Parents Face Divergent Regulations Across America
2015-12-27

Gestational surrogacy is a wonderful opportunity for parents who are unable to have children of their own. It involves the generously donated services of a surrogate mother, who undertakes the physical risks and personal inconvenience of bearing a child to term. This child is grown from an embryo …

Juno molecule - Fertility's Missing Link?
Juno molecule - Fertility's Missing Link?
2015-12-21

For decades, scientists have sought out ways to make the coupling of sperm and egg in fertility therapies more successful. The discovery of the Juno molecule by British researchers early in 2014 may provide the last missing link to a far brighter and more successful future in IVF. Thanks to this …

Study Suggests Link Between Stress and Infertility
Study Suggests Link Between Stress and Infertility
2015-12-17

Stress is a malevolent force in today's society; there can be little wonder that it would have an adverse effect upon fertility. Stress lurks in the shadows behind any number of maladies. Depending upon who you ask, it makes it harder to kick common illnesses like the flu , and potentially puts you …

Friday Round Up - 41
Friday Round Up - 41
2015-03-20

ConceiveAbilities is keeping you up-to-date on the latest news in the busy, burgeoning world of infertility. Below, a round up of this week’s need to know stories: From The New York Times: Remarks on Family by Dolce and Gabbana Bring Swell of Criticism Also check out our take on what Dolce and …

Friday Round Up 39
Friday Round Up 39
2015-02-27

ConceiveAbilities is keeping you up-to-date on the latest news in the busy, burgeoning world of infertility. Below, a round up of this week’s need to know stories: From BBC News: UK approves three-person babies From OUPblog: Why has France banned surrogate motherhood?  From The Daily Beast: …

Friday Round Up 38
Friday Round Up 38
2015-02-20

ConceiveAbilities is keeping you up-to-date on the latest news in the busy, burgeoning world of infertility. Below, a round up of this week’s need to know stories: From The New York Times: An Open Egg Donor, Now Reversing the Role From WTSP 10 News: Could 3 Parent IVF get approved in the United …

Friday Round Up 37
Friday Round Up 37
2015-02-06

ConceiveAbilities is keeping you up-to-date on the latest news in the busy, burgeoning world of infertility. Below, a round up of this week’s need to know stories: From ABC News:  New Fertility Treatment Legalizes "3-Parent Babies" From The Recorder: Court Agrees to Review Caps on Egg …

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