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Archive for August 2014

Canadian doctors considering restrictions on fertility treatment for overweight women

Fertility doctors in Canada are considering whether there should be restrictions on providing fertility treatments to obese women. Doctors opposed to the proposed guidelines say that denying overweight women access to IVF is discriminatory, while those in favour of the restrictions say that this is a medical issue, not an issue of discrimination. In 2006 […]

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Community shows support for gay dads

After worrying that he wouldn’t be able to become a parent because he was gay, Justin Mallard and his partner Brett Rancourt, have been touched by the support shown by their British Columbian community, and hope that sharing their story inspires and give hope to other gay couples who dream of having a family. Mallard […]

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I’m 34, single and seriously considering freezing my eggs. But recently I read an article that cited the results of a 2013 study published in Fertility and Sterility reporting a 77% failure rate for women aged 30, and a 91% failure rate for women aged 40 using frozen eggs. Based on these stats, do you think it’s worth it for me to freeze my eggs?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Stephen Hudson, Director of the Victoria Fertility Centre in British Columbia, Canada. This is a very important question and I think one on the minds of many women. As an introduction to answering this question, I will first explain the history behind egg freezing. Traditionally, the technology used for […]

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Calgary clinic under fire for restricting sperm donor selection

The Calgary Herald published a story on July 25 outlining how a woman seeking fertility treatment at the Regional Fertility Program in Calgary, Alberta, Canada was restricted from using donated sperm, eggs, or embryos that did not share her Caucasian ethnicity. The article cited the private fertility clinic’s policy from their website: “It is the […]

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