Spanish Fertility Clinic Guarantees a Baby or a Refund

Spanish Fertility Clinic Guarantees a Baby or a Refund

In mid-April, the Institute of Infertility in Valencia, Spain (IVI), a private group of specialized clinics in reproductive medicine, launched the “IVI Baby” program, which guarantees a refund for women and couples when their treatment protocol is...
New Cases of Sperm Donor Abuse in Holland

New Cases of Sperm Donor Abuse in Holland

Twenty-three Dutch individuals, conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) during the 1980’s, have filed suit against Jan Karbaat, the late head of a sperm bank near Rotterdam, suspecting him of donating his own sperm and being their biological father.  Jan...
Rising IVF Rates: Experts Warn Against Overuse

Rising IVF Rates: Experts Warn Against Overuse

Scientists are alarmed by the tremendous rise in the number of births by in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Europe. As reported in the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology the tally has now reached more than 1.4 million IVF-infants...
Artificial reproduction: research by sorcerer’s apprentices

Artificial reproduction: research by sorcerer’s apprentices

Researchers at the Valence Institute in Spain and at the American University in Stanford, California, have announced succeeding in developing human spermatozoids from skin cells. This work was published April 26 in Scientific Reports, the online journal of the review...
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