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#IVF

From TheJournal.ie Dutch doctor at centre of IVF scandal used his own sperm to father 49 children Jan Karbaat

Dutch doctor at centre of IVF scandal used his own sperm to father 49 children

Results of DNA tests conducted today showed that 49 children in the case are direct descendants of the late Jan Karbaat.

From TheJournal.ie Michelle Obama speaks about having a miscarriage and conceiving her children using IVF First Lady This post contains videos

Michelle Obama speaks about having a miscarriage and conceiving her children using IVF

The former first lady says women need to be open with other about their bodies.

From TheJournal.ie Why do so few Irish people claim back their medical expenses? Nice Mouth Gift Horse

Why do so few Irish people claim back their medical expenses?

Anyone can do it, yet nearly 60% of Irish citizens decline the option of applying for what is effectively free money.

From TheJournal.ie Doctor defends 'three-parent baby' technique amid criticism Ukraine

Doctor defends 'three-parent baby' technique amid criticism

Valeriy Zukin has used the procedure to help infertile couples have children.

From TheJournal.ie IVF doctor who 'swapped donors' sperm for his own' allegedly did it at major Dutch hospital Rotterdam

IVF doctor who 'swapped donors' sperm for his own' allegedly did it at major Dutch hospital

Jan Karbaat is said to have fathered at least 19 children in this manner.

From TheJournal.ie Dutch IVF clinic says 26 women may have been fertilised with the wrong sperm Fertilisation Error

Dutch IVF clinic says 26 women may have been fertilised with the wrong sperm

The clinic said there’s a chance the egg cells may have been fertilised by sperm other than that of the intended father.

From TheJournal.ie The first three-parent baby in the UK could be born next year Fertility

The first three-parent baby in the UK could be born next year

The technique would allow mothers who carry disease-causing mutations in their genes to give birth to children free of the illness.

From TheJournal.ie "In theory you could do anything you wanted with a human embryo in Ireland" Moral Dilemma?

"In theory you could do anything you wanted with a human embryo in Ireland"

A new, controversial embryo-growth breakthrough could help science in the study of infertility. However, fears abound that the research breaches ethical guidelines.

From TheJournal.ie Reflections on infertility: 'I expected to be mocked for thinking we were getting somewhere' Opinion

Reflections on infertility: 'I expected to be mocked for thinking we were getting somewhere'

Infertility’s seemingly endless circle of hope and disappointment leaves you expecting the worst in all situations, writes Jennifer Ryan Moran.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: The world's first IVF puppies are pretty goddamn cute Take A Break

Watch: The world's first IVF puppies are pretty goddamn cute

It also could help eradicate heritable diseases in dogs, according to the researchers.

From TheJournal.ie Lovely photo of baby girl surrounded by IVF syringes goes viral Fertility Treatment

Lovely photo of baby girl surrounded by IVF syringes goes viral

The image has prompted an outpouring of heartfelt messages from other parents who have conceived through IVF.

From TheJournal.ie Giving birth at home helped me to feel safe and in control Opinion

Giving birth at home helped me to feel safe and in control

I want to raise awareness of the benefits of having a home birth in healthy pregnancies, with the hope that it will encourage more women to explore this option.

From TheJournal.ie Court denies mother's attempt to use her dead daughter's frozen eggs IVF

Court denies mother's attempt to use her dead daughter's frozen eggs

The daughter died in 2011 at age 28 and had signed a consent form agreeing that her eggs could be stored after her death.

From TheJournal.ie There's an awful lot of money being made through infertility... Bundles Of Joy

There's an awful lot of money being made through infertility...

Not everyone conceives easily. In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is huge business worldwide, but what kind of future has it in Ireland?

From TheJournal.ie Conservative senator Jim Walsh resigns from Fianna Fáil parliamentary party Marriage Ref

Conservative senator Jim Walsh resigns from Fianna Fáil parliamentary party

He does not agree with certain aspects of new family law.

From TheJournal.ie Elton John calls for Dolce and Gabbana boycott over IVF comments Surrogacy

Elton John calls for Dolce and Gabbana boycott over IVF comments

One of the designers called IVF children ‘”synthetic”.

From TheJournal.ie I was called a child abuser for conceiving through IVF - and it hasn't ended there Opinion

I was called a child abuser for conceiving through IVF - and it hasn't ended there

Dil Wickremasinghe outlines the attacks she has suffered on social media relating to her pregnancy – and the social stigma they illustrate.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you welcome three-person baby IVF in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you welcome three-person baby IVF in Ireland?

The UK has given its approval.

From TheJournal.ie Treatment suspended for hundreds of IVF couples over new laws Donors

Treatment suspended for hundreds of IVF couples over new laws

The new Child and Family Relationship Bill could cause issues for those using anonymous donors of egg and sperm.

From TheJournal.ie Three-person babies could be born as early as next year Test Tube

Three-person babies could be born as early as next year

UK politicians have approved an IVF method that uses DNA from three donors.

From TheJournal.ie British politicians vote to allow three-person babies DNA

British politicians vote to allow three-person babies

Opponents of the IVF technique fear this will be the first step on the road to ‘designer’ children.

From TheJournal.ie Cork is getting a brand new €3 million fertility clinic IVF

Cork is getting a brand new €3 million fertility clinic

Ireland has the highest infertility rate in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie The Rotunda's fertility clinic has been sold off to an Australian company Eggs In One Basket

The Rotunda's fertility clinic has been sold off to an Australian company

The deal was worth a total of €6 million and the hospital wants to use its share towards new facilities.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Legislation is urgently needed following Supreme Court ruling on surrogacy Reproduction

Opinion: Legislation is urgently needed following Supreme Court ruling on surrogacy

It is a fact of life that parents will enter into arrangements of whereby a third party bears their child – so we need legislation that deals directly with surrogacy.

From TheJournal.ie Two couples fighting for custody of IVF twins after embryo implanted into the wrong mother Italy

Two couples fighting for custody of IVF twins after embryo implanted into the wrong mother

A judge will now decide who are the legal parents.

From TheJournal.ie Irish patients are looking overseas for cheaper IVF treatment Fertility

Irish patients are looking overseas for cheaper IVF treatment

Enquires to the Czech Republic have increased dramatically.

From TheJournal.ie Group says HSE should pay for chemo patients to have eggs frozen Fertility

Group says HSE should pay for chemo patients to have eggs frozen

Those on lower incomes are selling life insurance policies and taking out considerable loans to cover costs.

From TheJournal.ie Baby born after mother's ovaries are 'reawakened' Fertility

Baby born after mother's ovaries are 'reawakened'

The new technique can be used on infertile women and those who have gone through early menopause.

From TheJournal.ie Eggs, earthquakes and Euromillions: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Eggs, earthquakes and Euromillions: The week in numbers

Plus – how much of your internet connection should you actually be paying for?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree with IVF treatment that uses genes from three parents? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with IVF treatment that uses genes from three parents?

The UK has given it a green light. What do you think of the scientific breakthrough?

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day…

From TheJournal.ie UK government clears plans to allow 'babies with three parents' Mitochondria

UK government clears plans to allow 'babies with three parents'

The Department of Health has signed off on an IVF technique which will see defective genetic material replaced by others.

From TheJournal.ie Test-tube baby pioneer Robert Edwards dies IVF

Test-tube baby pioneer Robert Edwards dies

Robert Edwards pioneered in vitro fertilisation and was awarded the nobel prize in 2010, three decades after the birth of the first test-tube baby, Louise Brown, in 1978.

From TheJournal.ie Woman becomes world's first to give birth after heart transplant Circle Of Life

Woman becomes world's first to give birth after heart transplant

The creation of extra blood, and the drugs needed to stop a transplant being rejected, usually make it impossible.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Infertility is not a choice – but treatment for it should be Opinion

Column: Infertility is not a choice – but treatment for it should be

Ireland’s public health system offers no treatment for infertility – so if you haven’t got money you can forget it, writes Fiona McPhillips.

From TheJournal.ie Frozen - over fresh - embryos may improve IVF success Fertility

Frozen - over fresh - embryos may improve IVF success

Senior clinical embryologist at Beacon Court in Dublin welcomes the new research stating embryo freezing and waiting for a better conditioned womb linings may be the way forward.

From TheJournal.ie First 'test tube' baby mother dies Lesley Brown

First 'test tube' baby mother dies

Lesley Brown made medical history on July 25th, 1978.

From TheJournal.ie 'Babies with three parents' may only be three years away Mum And Dad And Mum

'Babies with three parents' may only be three years away

Newcastle University announces funding for an embryo research programme, aimed at curing inherited diseases with a third parent.

Who’s the daddy? Oh I am – 70 times over Daddy Not Cool This post contains videos

Who’s the daddy? Oh I am – 70 times over

What would you say if your fiancé told you he had 70 or so biological children in the world? Watch this man break the news on new reality show.

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