Bioethics

Frozen ovocytes accidentally destroyed at Angers hospital

The Angers University Hospital announced on Thursday October 29, 2015 that an enquiry had been opened after the accidental destruction of 17 ovocyte samples conserved in a container of liquid nitrogen during the night of October 18-19. The Agency for medicine, the...

Health bill: failure of the joint Commission

On Tuesday October 27, 2015, the joint Commission counting seven deputies and seven senators were unable to agree on a common version of the Health bill. This bill which was object of an accelerated procedure had been voted by the National Assembly on April 14, but...

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...