Child, five, referred to clinic over transgender feelings

May 8, 2017 by

By Lucy Ballinger, BBC News: A five-year-old was referred to a specialist NHS clinic as a result of transgender feelings last year. The child was one of 75 referred from Wales due to their gender confusion – almost double the previous year. Seven years ago there was just one Welsh referral...

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Fertility clinics accused of covering up potentially fatal side effects of IVF

May 4, 2017 by

By Paul Bentley and Sara Smyth, The Daily Mail Fertility clinics are today accused of a cover-up over the number of women developing a painful and potentially fatal side effect of IVF. Doctors are legally obliged to report ‘severe’ cases of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), when IVF drugs...

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Do LGBT parents have a right to a full genetic relationship?

Apr 29, 2017 by

by Michael Cook, BioEdge: The possibility of creating synthetic gametes (eggs from male stem cells, sperm from female stem cells) raises some interesting ethical issues. LGBT couples currently depend upon a third party to contribute opposite-sex gametes. This means that their children will never...

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People at risk of HIV in Scotland to be given PrEP drug on NHS

Apr 11, 2017 by

by Sarah Boseley, Guardian: People at risk of HIV in Scotland are to be given drugs on the NHS that will protect them from infection, it has been announced, in a move that Aids campaigners say will put pressure on the authorities in England to end delays in providing the same medication despite...

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The Demise of Language and the Rise of Cloning

Mar 22, 2017 by

by Michael Wee, Public Discourse: On both sides of the Atlantic, human cloning for pregnancy has been stealthily gaining ground in the last few years, in part due to cultural perceptions and words that obscure reality. Twenty years ago, in an essay entitled “The Wisdom of Repugnance,” Leon R. Kass...

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Egg freezing is not all it’s cracked up to be

Mar 21, 2017 by

by Philippa Taylor, TCW: A Daily Telegraph article last week asked: ‘Motherhood on ice: has the egg-freezing generation of working women been misled?’ That’s an easy question to answer: Yes! The massively profitable egg-freezing industry has an appallingly low ‘success’ rate, yet still tempts...

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