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The Fertility Show

Dr Mary Yarwood

Mary Yarwood is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, and a Volunteer at the charity that publishes it, the Progress Educational Trust (PET). She is currently studying for a PhD at Queen Mary University of London, where she previously obtained an MA in Medical Law and Ethics. Her PhD research focuses on whether prisoners should be given access to reproductive technologies to enable them to have children while incarcerated. Previously, she studied Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.


BioNews Comment articles written by Dr Mary Yarwood:

Sperm smuggling and fatherhood from behind bars

10 September 2012 - by Dr Mary Yarwood

The recent news reports that Ammar Zibden, a Palestinian imprisoned in Israel, has managed to smuggle his sperm out of prison and become a father highlight a number of problematic issues... [Read More]

Missing the point? Human rights, prisoners and artificial insemination

20 June 2011 - by Dr Mary Yarwood

The anger generated by the knowledge that in the UK only one prisoner since 2007 has been granted access to artificial insemination (AI) shows there is very little public support for prisoners starting a family while behind bars... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Dr Mary Yarwood:


Controversy over NHS funding of fertility treatment for transgender patients

15 August 2016 - by Dr Mary Yarwood

Transgender men are being permitted to freeze their eggs at NHS-funded fertility clinics, prior to gender re-assignment... [Read More]

Australian documentary accuses IVF clinics of peddling false hope

06 June 2016 - by Dr Mary Yarwood

An Australian documentary has claimed that women over 40 are being misled about their chances of conceiving via IVF treatment when using their own eggs... [Read More]

Woman in her 70s gives birth in India

16 May 2016 - by Dr Mary Yarwood

A woman believed to be 72 years old has given birth to a baby boy in India, following IVF treatment... [Read More]

Bedfordshire CCG considers removing all funding for IVF

18 April 2016 - by Dr Mary Yarwood

Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group is consulting the public on whether to remove all funding for IVF treatment, apart from for special medical exceptions... [Read More]

Surrogate carrying triplets brings lawsuit to prevent being sued for failing to abort

11 January 2016 - by Dr Mary Yarwood

A US woman acting as a surrogate has filed a lawsuit to prevent a claim in damages being brought by the commissioning father after he requested she undergo a selective reduction... [Read More]

Two US surrogates carrying triplets refuse abortion demands

21 December 2015 - by Dr Mary Yarwood

Two surrogates in the USA carrying triplets are coming under pressure from the intended parents to abort one of their fetuses... [Read More]

Obamacare may have boosted fertility-sparing cervical cancer treatment

30 November 2015 - by Dr Mary Yarwood

More young women in the USA with cervical cancer are having fertility-sparing treatment due to earlier diagnosis... [Read More]

HFEA releases 2014 incidents report

21 September 2015 - by Dr Mary Yarwood

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has released its second annual report into adverse incidents at fertility clinics in the UK, showing a slight reduction in the overall number of reported problems following fertility treatment... [Read More]

Chinese egg-freezing ban criticised

10 August 2015 - by Dr Mary Yarwood

The ban on single women freezing their eggs in China has been heavily criticised on social media after a Chinese actress revealed that she had travelled to the USA in 2013 to have her eggs cryopreserved... [Read More]

US Senate passes fertility bill for injured veterans

17 December 2012 - by Dr Mary Yarwood

The United States Senate has passed a bill that would allow veterans who have sustained damage to their reproductive organs during active service to have fertility treatment paid for... [Read More]




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