Category: Bioethics

The Untold Stories of IVF

IVF Add on

The Big IVF Add-on Racket

  ReproTechTruths co-founder Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos wrote this op-ed for The New York Times. Titled The Big IVF Add On Racket, it brings much needed attention to the unethical way IVF add-ons are developed and sold to patients seeking help to become pregnant. This piece calls attention to several new papers published this month in…
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December 12, 2019 0
advertising

‘Predatory’ Advertising by IVF Clinics

  At the 2019 American Society for Reproductive Medicine Scientific Congress in Philadelphia Dr. May-Tal Sauerbrun-Cutler presented her study, “IVF clinic websites: buyer beware the system is broken.’ You can download her paper here. Buyer Beware Medscape Medical News reported on Sauerbrun-Cutler’s study of 361 IVF clinics. Excerpt below. Not all in vitro fertilization (IVF)…
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December 2, 2019 0
abuse

Abuse and exploitation: ‘It’s an open secret in the IVF business’

Susan Bewley, an Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Women’s Health at Kings College London, witnessed the first women to die after IVF and has since written about the adverse outcomes from IVF. She gave a talk on abuse in the IVF industry at a recent gathering in London and provided permission to share her remarks…
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June 8, 2019 3
reproductive science

Reproductive science: A big business that has avoided ethical microscope

Jessica Hepburn is an author and arts producer. After she endured 11 rounds of failed IVF she become one of the leading patient voices in the UK raising awareness of the struggles involved in creating a family. She is also founder of the world’s first arts festival dedicated to fertility, infertility, the science of making…
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April 22, 2019 0
IVF industry trade group

IVF Industry Trade Group Uses Advocacy Non-Profit to Push Money-Making Agenda

IVF industry trade group, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), boosts pro-business agenda with Trojan horse strategy to gain new payers for IVF In the last few years, ASRM has aggressively courted RESOLVE, once a purely grassroots group of women helping women get support for infertility. RESOLVE’s grassroots nationwide membership was its crown jewel. Eager…
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April 10, 2019 1
Dark Side of IVF

Dark side of IVF via STAT News Gets Views

Dark side of IVF stories are few and far between, but we’re helping to change that. We made history of our own recently. Our #UnmaskingIVF stories were heard, acknowledged and included in the #IVFis40th narrative thanks in large part to STAT, a Boston Globe Media health reporting website. The editors chose to include ‘our’ perspective…
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August 7, 2018 0
UnmaskingIVF

Egg Retrieval, OHSS Risks Highlighted by ‘We Are Egg Donors’

Egg Retrieval Risks Have Not Been Well Documented or Studied A new effort by ‘We are Egg Donors’ co-founder Raquel Cool aims to surface stories from young women who were paid to provide their eggs. Many face adverse health impacts. A video by Raquel — shared by Our Bodies, Ourselves (OBOS) and, below, here at…
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December 28, 2017 0
IVF Unmasked

#Unmasking IVF Explained

Welcome. We’re glad you found us. If it’s your first time visiting, here’s some background… On July 25, 2018, Louise Brown, the world’s first baby born via in-vitro fertilization (IVF), will celebrate her 40th birthday. For those fortunate to have birthed healthy babies using IVF, this anniversary will be celebratory. But for many millions more…
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