HeyReprotech's February roundup
Attend, participate, read and listen
01 Mar - Progress Educational Trust, free online meeting - When to stop storage: Improving conversations about unused embryos
01-02 Mar - Royal College of Surgeons, in person meeting - The future of reproductive health
03 Mar - Politics of Reproduction online speaker series - Continuing conversations about indigenous peoples' reproductive (in)justice(s) and health
03-04 Mar - The Centre of Bioethics and Emerging Technologies at St Mary’s University and Scottish Council for Human Bioethics, in-person event - Heritable genome editing and equality (Program)
04 Mar - Stop Designer Babies, Alliance for Humane Biotechnology, Gen-ethisches Netzwerk, GeneEthics, free in-person and online teach-in and planning day - Designer baby eugenics and how to stop it
6-8 Mar - Royal Society, UK Academy of Medical Sciences, US National Academies of Sciences and Medicine and The World Academy of Sciences, free in-person and online meeting - Third International Summit on Human Genome Editing
07 Mar - Coalition Internationale pour l'abolition de la Maternite de Substitution, in-person and Zoom panel discussion - For women's rights, deconstructing reproductive surrogacy
09 Mar - Stop Designer Babies, Alliance for Humane Biotechnology, Gen-ethisches Netzwerk, GeneEthics, free mini-conference - Why your movement should oppose designer babies
12-14 Mar - in-person meeting - 13th Congress of the Pacific Society for Reproductive Medicine
15 Mar - Progress Educational Trust, free online meeting - Fertility-friendly workplaces? Attitudes to assisted conception and employment
24 Mar - in-person film showing and discussion - The problem of anonymity: A film showing of Offspring (2001) and a discussion of donor anonymity in the digital age
30 Mar-01 Apr - in-person meeting of the adoption, assisted conception and NPE communities - The Untangling Our Roots summit
31 Mar - Lincoln Alexander School of Law's Research Group on Health Law and Innovation and the Politics of Reproduction Research Group, online panel discussion - Experiences with egg freezing: Reporting on empirical research
01 Apr - Institute for Women's Health, free, in-person conference and celebration - Human Reproduction: Past, Present and Future
19 Apr - Progress Educational Trust, free online meeting - Surrogacy Law: What is intended...for parents? For Surrogates? For children?
26-29 Apr - in-person conference - Jefferson Infertility Counseling Conference
Universite du Quebec en Outaouais - Experience of sperm or egg donors who have been contacted by a donor offspring
University of Kent - Egg freezing for social reasons
Institute for Women's Health, University College London - Let's talk menopause
Toronto Metropolitan University and University of Waterloo - Elective egg freezing in Canada: Towards appropriate legislation governing consent
University College London - Patient and public involvement group on male subfertility and long-term health
Leeds Beckett University - The online sperm donation project
University of Waterloo, University of Ottawa and Toronto Metropolitan University - Ova obscura: Egg donors in Canada
University of Leicester - Children's voices in surrogacy law
University of Ottawa - Surrogacy laws in Canada: Exploring intended parents' experiences and perspectives
ConnecteDNA, University of Manchester - One-on-one interviews with donors, parents and donor-conceived adults
University of Birmingham - Survey of LGBTQ+ parents
Alex Cyr. "Meet the parents." Toronto Life. 16 Feb 2023.
Jenny Johnston. "Twins? No, but this couple's baby boys were born just five months apart after a terrifying tale that raises grave questions about modern-day surrogacy." The Daily Mail. 18 Feb 2023.
Sarah Ivens. "One woman reveals what it's really like to carry another lady's baby, and say goodbye." Glamour. 23 Feb 2023.
Tory Shepherd. "Strange but ultimately positive genetic discovery reveals up to 1,000 relatives linked to prolific sperm donor." The Guardian. 25 Feb 2023.
James Gallegher. "Sperm counts." Inside Health, BBC. 21 Feb 2023.
From the archive
"What's a uterus worth?" HeyReprotech. 13 Nov 2018.