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Content Tagged: donor embryo

What to do with remaining embryos after IVF?

In vitro fertilization (IVF) involves creating embryos from eggs and sperm. Often several embryos are created, with only one or two being transferred to the woman’s womb. Any remaining embryos are typically cryopreserved (frozen) and stored for later use. However, once their family is complete, depending on an individual or couple’s beliefs and values, they […]

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Embryo donation and embryo adoption – new family building options

The Katie Show recently featured a segment on embryo donation and adoption. A couple, Dan and Keli Gassman, who adopted an embryo in order to have their son, shared their story with the audience. Although the terms embryo donation and embryo adoption are sometimes used interchangeably, there are some differences that are worth noting. In […]

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Britain’s oldest first-time mother of twins believes IVF should not be offered to women over 50

Ten years ago, at the age of 58, Janet Maslin-Bosher gave birth to twins – James and Sarah – after she and her husband spent their life savings on in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. At the time she was Britain’s oldest first-time mother to give birth to twins. Sadly, five months after the twins’ birth, […]

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