IVF is growing in popularity for women who don’t want babies until later in life. But as more are finding out, it isn’t a guarantee. With comments from our Ruth Faden.

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Fertility laws compel clinics to destroy frozen eggs after a decade, irrespective of a woman’s age

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Last March, 4,000 frozen eggs and embryos were lost at University Hospitals Fertility Center when the temperature in cryogenic tanks spiked due to human error. Officials have apologized repeatedly to the affected patients, and say that they are working to provide refunds, free services, and “emotional support.”

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Transgressing Nature?

May 2, 2018

Increasingly, science offers new ways for human beings to design, create and control living organisms. Among other avenues of research, work towards the creation of ‘artificial’ (or, as they used to be called, ‘synthetic’) gametes has attracted considerable media attention over recent decades

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And they’re transforming the industry. The money isn’t just in treating older women who have spent years trying to conceive. It’s in persuading younger women, still in their 20s, to start worrying about their future fertility now — and to pay for pricey tests and services, such as egg freezing, as a hedge against problems down the road

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Scientists say early experiments suggest it may one day be possible to make babies without using eggs

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Among 816 women who stored eggs in 2014, most common reason was lack of male partner, HFEA study finds

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Lawsuit claims price guidelines used by fertility clinics artificially suppress the amount women can get for their eggs

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