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Women putting lives at risk by buying IVF drugs on the internet

A recent article in the Daily Mail Online profiles a concerning trend. Some women who are unable to afford expensive fertility medications and treatments may be putting their lives at risk by purchasing discounted fertility drugs sold illegally on the internet on sites such as eBay. Fertility drugs are usually available by prescription only and […]

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“The Stork” insemination device now available for purchase in the USA

The first at-home artificial insemination device called “The Stork,” is now available over-the-counter for purchase in the United States. At a cost of $79.99, this device could give those who are trying to get pregnant an alternative to more expensive fertility procedures. The Stork has a two-part mechanism for delivering sperm into a woman’s uterus. […]

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London city workers offered low cost fertility testing

A new fertility clinic in London, England, is trying a unique marketing strategy – they are offering city workers the opportunity to have their fertility testing during their lunch break – at a significantly reduced cost compared to other fertility clinics. For £200 the clinic is offering to test women’s fertility using 3D ultrasound and […]

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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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