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26 Sep - BioMed Central shares articles on contraception - World Contraception Day
27 Sep - Progress Educational Trust free-to-attend online event - Opening the Register: How to Handle Disclosure of Gamete Donor Information
30 Sep - Chelsea History Festival, in-person talk - Pregnancy and Childbirth in Victorian Britain
03 Oct - Broadly Conceived - Threats and Benefits of the Artificial Womb
05 Oct - Monash University, Reproduction in Society online lecture - The Male Pill: Why We Don't Have It and Why Do We Need it?
10 Oct - De Montfort University Centre for Reproduction Research virtual seminar - Re-examining Assisted Reproduction in Mexico
14 Oct - DCP solidarity walk or run, virtual or in-person - 2023 Made to Wonder Race to End Anonymous Donation
14-18 Oct - American Society for Reproductive Medicine scientific congress and expo - The Past, the Present and the Pipeline
18 Oct - Christ's College in-person event - The Reproductive Turn
23-25 Nov - conference - Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility (COGI)
Max Kozlov. "Human trials of artificial wombs could start soon. Here’s what you need to know." Nature. 14 Sep 2023.
Rob Stott. "Australian woman fears Greek surrogacy scandal jeopardises her dream of motherhood." ABC.net.au. 13 Sep 2023.
Allison Davis. "Adorable Little Detonators. Our friendship survived bad dates, illness, marriage, fights. Why can’t it survive your baby?" The Cut. 11 Sep 2023.
Lucas Taylor. "Forced Gifting: English Surrogacy, Gestational Labor, and the Inequality of Choice." Bill of Health - Harvard Law. 04 Sep 2023.
Alison Motluk. "Waiting Room." Hazlitt. 30 Aug 2023.
Jenny Kleeman. "The Gift." BBC Radio 4. (Six-part series on the unexpected truths revealed by at-home DNA testing.)
"A reality check on the fertility promises of egg-freezing." The Decibel.
Alexis Johnson et al. "Websites Selling Direct-to-Consumer Anti-Mullerian Hormone Tests." JAMA Network Open. 21 Aug 2023.
Devika Sachdev et al. "Risk of Stroke Hospitalization After Infertility Treatment." JAMA Network Open. 30 Aug 2023.
London School of Economics - IVF, BMI and You
University College London - Survey about long-term health of men affected by fertility problems
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
University of Birmingham - Survey of LGBTQ+ parents
Erin Maya. "The Complete Picture." A new rock musical — in progress.
"Why the baby business is booming." The Economist.