January 20, 2017

Controversial IVF Technique Produces a Baby Girl–And for Some, That’s a Problem

(CNN) – In 2015, the United Kingdom approved pronuclear transfer, but only for women suffering mitochondrial disease. The technique replaces defective mitochondria in a mother’s egg with healthy donor mitochrondria as a way of preventing mitochondrial disease from being passed … Read More

January 16, 2017

Invisible Lives: A Legacy of China’s Family Planning Rules

(Aeon) – In 1979 China introduced one of the largest social engineering efforts in human history – the ‘one-child policy’ – to combat population growth. In addition to leaving the country with problematic demographic imbalances, this family planning policy has created an underclass of … Read More

January 5, 2017

Philippine Police Arrest Surrogate Mothers-to-Be in Human Trafficking Crackdown

(The Sydney Morning Herald) – A “human trafficking syndicate” has been hiring Filipino women to travel to Cambodia to carry surrogacy babies for foreigners, including Australians, Philippine authorities say. Four women were detained at Manila’s international airport on New Year’s … Read More

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