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Content Tagged: Third party options

Italian courts lift ban on use of donor eggs and sperm

Several years ago Italy enacted the controversial “Law 40” which placed strict restrictions on those seeking IVF treatment and artificial insemination, banning the use of donor assisted conception, and denying fertility treatment to same-sex couples and single people. However, the Italian courts have now lifted a ban on the use of donor sperm and eggs, […]

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The legal complications of reproductive tourism

A recent article in the Canadian newspaper The National Post highlights the potential complexities of immigration and citizenship issues for babies conceived and/or born out of country using third party reproduction (donor egg, donor sperm, surrogacy). Reporter Tom Blackwell uses the example of Malkiat Kandola and his wife to highlight the complications of reproductive tourism […]

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I’m a transman that has been on testosterone for 3 years. Where do I start if I want to extract, fertilize, and freeze my eggs so that my girlfriend can carry our child in approximately 5 years? Approximately how long will I have to be off testosterone/ take other hormones to get the specimens needed for later?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Stephen Hudson, Director of the Victoria Fertility Centre in British Columbia, Canada.  There are a number of issues that need to be addressed in your question, so I will break it down into parts. There are some unknowns about you (such as your and your partner’s ages, and the […]

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I’m a 39 year old man with a good job that I love, and a large home to call my own. I’m desperate to become a father before I’m “too old”, but there isn’t a partner on the horizon. What are my options?

Written by our mental health expert, Emily Koert, Ph.D. Candidate and Registered Clinical Counsellor. It’s a common assumption that once women reach a particular age, their biological clocks start ticking, and they develop “baby fever” – the desire to have a child. Although men’s “baby fever” isn’t as socially recognized, in a similar way, men […]

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