Medically Assisted Procreation

Survey: Gestational surrogacy not a priority for Belgians

While the Belgian Senate has been examining for several months a report concerning gestational surrogacy, a survey by the Institute for Dedicated Research reveals that for the majority of Belgians this question is not a political priority. This survey, sponsored by...

Extending Medically Assisted Procreation: a new attack?

In an interview with TV Channel France 2 on Wednesday October 21, Minister of Justice, Christiane Taubira, declared that she is favorable to open the discussions in France about artificial reproduction for women living as couples. She was interrogated about her...

Donating gametes: the removal of anonymity debated by State Council

On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, the State Council held an audience to decide the partial removal of the anonymity of sperm donors. The decision is being deliberated, and will be made public at a later date. The request comes from a 35-year-old woman, conceived using...

Gamete Donation, going increasingly further?

In the decree published by the Official Journal this past Thursday, October 15, 2015, it was announced that the donation of ovocytes and spermatozoids will be enlarged to include people without children. Article 29 of the Bioethical Law of July 7, 2011 provides for...

The maturing of spermatozoids “in vitro” from testicular biopsies

The young start-up from Lyon, Kallistem, announced last Thursday September 17, 2015 that they had applied for a patent with their partners: the CNRS, the Lyonnaise ENS, the INRA and the Claude Barnard University of Lyons-1. This patent is dealing with Aristem, which...