HeyReprotech's January roundup
Read, watch, listen, participate and attend.
Jessica Hamzelou. "How do I know if egg freezing is for me?" MIT Technology Review. 27 Jan 2023.
David Cyranoski, Jorge Contreras and Victoria Carrington. "Intellectual property and assisted reproductive technology." Nature Biotechnology. 18 Jan 2023.
Lucia Franco. "Colombia’s surrogacy market: Buying a baby for $4,000." El Pais. 04 Jan 2023.
Elizabeth Dias. "When does life begin?" New York Times. 31 Dec 2022.
Alisha Haridasani Gupta and Dani Blum. "Hope, Regret, Uncertainty: 7 Women on Freezing Their Eggs." New York Times. 23 Dec 2022.
Bar Peleg. "Israel’s Top Court Rules No Recognition of Parental Status in Non-genetic Surrogacy." Haaretz. 12 Dec 2022.
Maya Oppenheim. "Why so many more women are volunteering to be surrogates." The Independent. 27 Nov 2022.
"Things we feel but do not say." CBC Gem. (10 mins) After miscarrying for the second time, Genevieve struggles with disappointment, grief, and her well-intentioned husband.
"Never Rarely Sometimes Always." Netflix (1hr 41 mins) Faced with an unplanned pregnancy and a lack of support, a teen girl leaves her small town for New York with her cousin to seek an abortion.
Joyce Harper. "Why didn't anyone tell me this?" Episode one: "This is me."
Amber Kennedy et al. "School-age outcomes among IVF-conceived children: A population-wide cohort study." PLOS Medicine. 24 Jan 2023.
Emmanuelle Begon et al. "Does paternal age affect the live birth rate in donor oocyte cycles? A systematic review and meta-analysis." Assisted Reproduction Technologies. 18 Jan 2023.
Nicholas Sellke et al. "The unprecedented increase in Google searches for 'vasectomy' after the reversal of Roe vs. Wade." Fertility and Sterility. Dec 2022.
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
08 Feb - virtual seminar - Near birth: Doulas, cultural values and embodied futures in California childbearing
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
6-8 Mar - Royal Society, UK Academy of Medical Sciences, US National Academies of Sciences and Medicine and The World Academy of Sciences in-person meeting - Third International Summit on Human Genome Editing
12-14 Mar - in-person meeting - 13th Congress of the Pacific Society for Reproductive Medicine
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
24 Feb 2023 - Lancaster University visiting collaborators scheme and small research grants scheme - The future of human reproduction
"Who needs a sperm bank when you've got Facebook? The rise of indie sperm donors." HeyReprotech. 11 May 2021.