Tag Archives: AHR Act

Words Matter: “Hired womb” vs “Birth Mother”

Abby Lippman argues that the words used to describe third-party reproduction express social values and can have serious implications for the health and wellbeing of women and children — and for how we discuss Quebec and Canadian regulatory changes now underway.

Hidden from View: Canadian Surrogacy

Pamela M. White questions why we know so little about Canadian surrogacy practices and outcomes.

Human-Nonhuman Chimera Research in Canada

Françoise Baylis explains Canada’s regulatory framework for human-nonhuman chimera research and suggests that the proposed changes to the NIH guidelines to permit the funding of such research may have implications for Canadian research.

Gatekeepers of ethical egg donation

Kathleen Hammond calls for greater ethical attention to the regulation and oversight of Canadian fertility clinics.

Moving Beyond Funding: Ontario’s New IVF Policy

Vanessa Gruben argues that Ontario’s new IVF policy should take further steps to ensure the safety and well-being of women and children.

The Truth about Mitochondrial Replacement

Françoise Baylis disputes popular descriptions of mitochondrial replacement as much needed treatment to avoid the birth of children ‘born to suffer’.

Wishing Doesn’t Make It So

Françoise Baylis and Jocelyn Downie comment on the first prosecution under the Assisted Human Reproduction Act and criticize Health Canada for its ongoing failure (since 2004) to draft the regulations on reimbursement of receipted expenses.