Archive for March, 2013

Debate: Prohibit genetically engineered babies? Yes or No.

March 29, 2013Carole 2 Comments »

If you like to think (and perhaps debate) about ethical issues in assisted reproduction, you’ll  want to listen to this video debate. It’s put on by a foundation called Intelligence Quotient Squared (IQ2) in front of a live audience which votes before and after the debate on the question at hand. The question is “Should […]

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Advocating for Yourself: Finding a Good IVF Clinic

March 21, 2013Carole 6 Comments »

Here’s the thing. As an infertility patient, you have one thing going for you that other patients don’t have. Infertility clinics are required, by US law, to report their annual pregnancy outcomes to the CDC, either directly or via an intermediary, namely the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). What troubles me is that–at least […]

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Happy International Women’s Day!! How will you celebrate?

March 8, 2013Carole No Comments »

Today, March 8, we celebrate International Women’s Day, observed since 19o8!  See what your sisters are doing here and on Facebook. What’s the point of International Women’s Day? It’s a day to reflect on woman’s place in society. Do women have the same rights as men here in the US and everywhere? Well, in my […]

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Will the Affordable Care Act make infertility care affordable?

March 6, 2013Carole No Comments »

The Affordable Care Act, also called “Obamacare” became the law of the land on March 23, 2010 and was upheld by a Supreme Court decision in June 2012. What impact, if any, will it have on the ability of infertility patients to pay for infertility treatments? It’s impact is not clear because it will affect […]

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