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Ayesha Ahmad

Ayesha Ahmad was previously a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, and is studying for a PhD at Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry at the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, where her research focuses on how the human embryo is conceptualised in contemporary Western scientific medicine. She is also a Visiting Research Fellow at Durham University, and she writes for the British Medical Journal's Medical Humanities blog and for the Newsletter of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

BioNews Comment articles written by Ayesha Ahmad:
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Life after death: The ethics of posthumous gamete use
19 September 2011 - by Ayesha Ahmad
A recent court case in Israel has generated much controversy after a judge allowed the family of deceased 17-year-old Chen Aida Ayish to extract and freeze her eggs posthumously. At the time, the family also requested permission to fertilise the eggs but it is now understood to have retracted its request – reportedly in the face of public pressure... [Read More]

BioNews Review articles written by Ayesha Ahmad:
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Radio Review: Health Check - Fertility on a Shoestring
14 July 2014 - by Ayesha Ahmad
South Africa has a hidden problem: suicides of women who are unable to conceive... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Ayesha Ahmad:
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Child trafficking row after surrogate baby 'abandoned' in India
13 October 2014 - by Ayesha Ahmad
Reports of another surrogate-born baby abandoned in India by an Australian couple have further ignited the debate on international surrogacy in the wake of the Baby Gammy case.... [Read More]
Anger as York backtracks on IVF funding promise
11 August 2014 - by Ayesha Ahmad
NHS bosses in York have been accused of backtracking on a promise to restart funding for IVF treatment, disappointing an estimated 110 couples requiring treatment in the area... [Read More]
Second IVF company to be floated sees share prices grow
30 June 2014 - by Ayesha Ahmad
An Australian fertility company has seen the price of its shares rise on the first day of its public listing on the stock market.... [Read More]
Irish Supreme Court considers surrogacy parenthood appeal
10 February 2014 - by Ayesha Ahmad
The Irish Supreme Court has heard an appeal over surrogacy parenthood, reserving its decision for a later date.... [Read More]
Woman launches legal fight for comatose fiancé's sperm
20 January 2014 - by Ayesha Ahmad
The partner of a man left in a coma after suffering a series of heart attacks is to take her request to obtain and store his sperm to the High Court.... [Read More]
Israel: lesbian couple refused surrogacy procedure
27 August 2013 - by Ayesha Ahmad
A court in Israel has rejected a lesbian couple's request to undergo a surrogacy procedure in the country.... [Read More]
Sperm donor named legal parent and ordered to pay £300,000
5 August 2013 - by Ayesha Ahmad
A sperm donor conceived a child during an 'intense extramarital affair', a High Court judge has ruled, and has been ordered to pay litigation costs of £300,000 and child maintenance... [Read More]
Mother forces 14-year old to become pregnant with donor sperm
7 May 2013 - by Ayesha Ahmad
A woman has been sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted of forcing her adopted teenage daughter to artificially inseminate herself.... [Read More]
Teenager's death ends parents' bid for his sperm
12 November 2012 - by Ayesha Ahmad
A recent battle by the parents of a teenager who was critically injured in a car accident to obtain and store his sperm for future use has ended following his death last week... [Read More]
Danish sperm donation law tightened after donor passes on rare genetic disease
1 October 2012 - by Ayesha Ahmad
The Danish Government is currently reviewing its guidelines on sperm donation policies following the discovery that a donor has passed on a rare genetic condition to at least five children... [Read More]