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I Have 3 Kids Via IVF, But I Don't Recommend It
First video interview now on YouTube!
Physician and 3-time IVF mama Dr. Susan Caldwell shares her journey, how she stepped away from the world of reproductive technologies, and why women need to look elsewhere for answers about their fertility.
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What’s new in bioethics?
Researchers have developed eggs using male mouse stem cells, creating mice with 2 fathers — making IVF a theoretical possibility for same-sex couples. Jordan Boyd’s commentary at The Federalist is spot-on.
Genetic editing is being combined with chemo and may provide a more effective cancer treatment.
This undercover expose of Nigeria’s baby factories reveals just how exploitative the surrogacy industry can be.
For Your Entertainment
From This American Life and Serial comes The Retrievals, a podcast that breaks open the story of the nurse who was stealing fentanyl from patients at Yale’s fertility clinic. Find out why she did it and how she got away with it for so long at this supposedly state of the art facility.
The Pod Generation explores a not-so-distant dystopic future in which artificial wombs are the “safe” and “smart” alternative to bearing one’s own children. Emilia Clark and Chiwetel Ejiofor star as the parents caught between science and nature. The film is no longer in theaters, but you can rent it on Amazon Prime.