Blog: All Things Conceivable

Congratulations, New York State!
Congratulations, New York State!
2020-04-09

On February 15, 2021, New York State will join 47 other states in permitting compensated gestational surrogacy with a state-of-the-art law, newly passed last week. After a hard-fought battle over many years, this law represents the gold standard nationally as it provides clear guidance about the …

Letrozole for Infertility: 5 Things to Know
Letrozole for Infertility: 5 Things to Know
2019-01-22

When you’re trying to have a baby, you’ll hear countless methods and infertility choices that may help you build your family. Many women have had success with a surprising treatment option: Letrozole , a drug commonly used to treat cancer. These are five things you should know about Letrozole for …

HSG: Everything You Need to Know
HSG: Everything You Need to Know
2018-12-24

While the specific causes of infertility can be difficult to diagnose, many are hormonal or anatomical issues that go undiagnosed until trying to conceive. Problems are commonly found in the fallopian tubes. About 40% of female infertility is related to tubal factor infertility . In order to get an …

Surrogacy, Egg Donation, and Taxation
Surrogacy, Egg Donation, and Taxation
2018-01-11

Taxation is one of the oldest hot-button issues to still regularly confront our society today. Each time that there is a new, potentially taxable aspect of our personal or professional lives, there is controversy. 1099s, which are forms that are issued to report certain types of taxable income, …

Egg Freezing: New Study Finds Disadvantages
Egg Freezing: New Study Finds Disadvantages
2017-03-29

The results of a new double-blind study on egg freezing have captured a great deal of attention within the fertility community. This new study finds a distinct disadvantage to the popular reproduction assistance technology of egg freezing. The rate of live births from embryos created through the …

Cuomo to Consider Lifting New York Surrogacy Ban?
Cuomo to Consider Lifting New York Surrogacy Ban?
2016-03-21

Since 1993, state law in New York has voided and penalized gestational surrogacy contracts. This effectively bans surrogacy as a viable reproductive assistance technique within the state. However, Governor Andrew Cuomo is having his Task Force on Life and the Law take a close look at the subject, …

Clinical Trials for Womb Transplants Approved in the UK
Clinical Trials for Womb Transplants Approved in the UK
2016-03-15

The latest in a series of innovative fertility treatments has made some amazing headway. Towards the end of 2015, the announcement was made that clinical trials for womb transplantation are officially slated to proceed. Ten transplants are scheduled to be performed during this proceeding, which …

Intended Parents Paying Canadian Egg Donors Extra, Breaking Controversial Fertility Law
Intended Parents Paying Canadian Egg Donors Extra, Breaking Controversial Fertility Law
2016-03-05

A new research study has received widespread attention within the fertility community, thanks in part to this story from the National Post . According to the study's results, most Canadian egg donors receive payment far in excess of their expenses. In many cases, this payment amounts to a bonus of …

New South Wales Attorney General Considers Changes to Surrogacy Law
New South Wales Attorney General Considers Changes to Surrogacy Law
2016-02-26

Australia may soon see an important change in the way it regulates the practice of gestational surrogacy, if Gabrielle Upton has her way. As the Attorney General and Liberal MP for the state of New South Wales, Upton is fighting to loosen restrictions upon assisted fertility treatments within her …

Frozen Eggs “Significantly Less Likely” to Result in Live Birth
Frozen Eggs “Significantly Less Likely” to Result in Live Birth
2016-02-18

A new report is showing that frozen eggs are significantly less likely to lead to successful in-vitro fertilization. According to this report, the use of frozen eggs lead to a live birth approximately half of the time. In comparison, the odds of a live birth when using fresh eggs were about 19.1% …

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