April 21

RESOLVE To Know More: Pros & Cons of Using a Known Sperm Donor

RESOLVE To Know More: Pros & Cons of Using a Known Sperm Donor

In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, April 20-26, 2014, and its theme of “RESOLVE To Know More” I will be sharing important information about infertility. Today, I will talk about the pros and cons of using a known sperm donor. For many individuals who struggle with male factor infertility, using sperm donated by a.

March 7

What to do with your unused embryos?

One of the biggest concerns for both prospective parents and donors when it comes to egg donation contracts is how to address the issue of any embryos that remain after treatment is complete.  The contract should specify the permitted uses of any such residual embryos, so that both the donors and recipients can understand how.

February 7

Egg Donation and U.S. Citizenship–Important Policy Change

Egg Donation and U.S. Citizenship–Important Policy Change

As silly as it may sound, the United States State Department has historically taken the position that United States citizenship is a genetic trait. In other words, the Department would not recognize U.S. citizen mothers via egg donation as the mothers of their own children for the purposes of transmission of their U.S. citizenship. The.

October 11

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Rebar

Dr. Robert Rebar, the long-standing Executive Director of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has been selected to receive the prestigious Barbara Eck Founder’s Award from RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.  The award will be presented at this year’s Night of Hope Gala, held in New York City in November.  Learn more about this.

August 30

Same-Sex Equality for Taxes

Same-Sex Equality for Taxes

The IRS has announced that validly married same-sex couples will be treated as married regardless of where they live. Read more While this is good news for the many married couples who live in states that refuse to recognize their marriages, the IRS has also declared that it will not treat civil unions, registered domestic.

August 24

Same-Sex Equality in Immigration

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling striking down a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal government has announced that visa applications from same-sex spouses will be treated the same as visa applications from opposite-sex spouses.  U.S. says visas from gay spouses will get equal treatment – U.S. News. We are still.

August 24

Affordable Treatment Options for Injured Military Personnel

Congratulations to the Matayka family on the arrival of their twins.  Twins Are First Babies Born Using Tricare IVF Benefit | KPBS.org. The Matayka babies were conceived using IVF because their father suffered serious injuries while serving in Afghanistan, making it necessary for him to use IVF in order to have children.  Fortunately, the Mataykas were able to.

August 22

Reciprocal IVF in the News

Reciprocal IVF in the News

Did you hear about this?  Lesbian Couple Forced to Leave Israel for Surrogacy Procedure – Shalom Life USA.  Two women in a committed relationship in Israel are being denied the right by the Israeli government to have a child together using IVF. Since I’m picky about using correct terminology when talking about fertility treatment, I.

June 28

Baths are Important!

The Skeptical OB recently posted about a mother who was lamenting that she didn’t get to give her babies their first baths in the hospital.  That post got me thinking about how these kinds of issues can arise in the hospital after a surrogate birth. In most situations, a newborn baby is checked out by.

June 28

Death and the Surrogate

Fortunately, with modern medical care, the death of a pregnant woman is a very rare event, but the risk is not zero.  Sadly, this new mother died just 8 days after the birth of her triplets: Mother of IVF triplets died just eight days after giving birth.  No one like to think about these kinds of.