Category Assisted Reproduction

Canada’s Prohibition on Altering the Human Genome

Françoise Baylis and Alana Cattapan defend the current prohibition in Canada on making genetic alterations that can be passed on to future generations.

The Impact of Ontario’s Publicly-funded IVF

Shawn Winsor describes the importance of surveying patients and providers regarding their experiences of Ontario’s new publicly-funded IVF program.

When Women are Surrogate Mothers: Is that work?

Alana Cattapan, Angela Cameron, and Vanessa Gruben warn that speaking about “compensation” is a way of avoiding difficult conversations about payment to surrogates.

Reflections on the Federal Budget & LGBT Families

Sophia Fantus argues that the expansion of a tax credit to LGBT individuals who use assisted reproduction helps to legitimize and include the perspectives, needs, and experiences of LGBT families.

Transferring Embryos with Genetic Anomalies

Jackie Leach Scully argues that respect for equality and diversity, and not just respect for the parental autonomy and the welfare of the future child, should inform policies governing the use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis.

The Ethics of In Vitro Gametogenesis

Françoise Baylis comments on the ethics of using gametes derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells for future human reproduction.

Public opinion on legalizing surrogacy in China?

Yegang Su comments on the Chinese government’s apparent interest in public opinion on legalizing surrogacy in China.