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Jenny Dunlop

Jenny Dunlop was previously a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, and is a Counselling Practitioner who has has worked in both the NHS and the private sector. She has specialised knowledge of working with people who have fertility problems and was previously Chair of the British Infertility Counselling Association, where she continues to run training courses. She is a Lay Adviser to the North Western Deanery and she has worked with the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority as an Inspector, Lay Adviser and Member of the Appeals Committee.

BioNews Review articles written by Jenny Dunlop:
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Radio Review: You and Yours - How IVF Became Big Business
20 May 2013 - by Jenny Dunlop
Kate Silverton is well known for reading the news on BBC, so I was interested to listen to her short report on how IVF has become such a big business... [Read More]
Book Review: Precious Babies - a counsellor's view
16 January 2012 - by Jenny Dunlop
Kate Brian's book, a combination of personal stories and expert advice, fills a gap for many people who have conceived through fertility treatment, but realise that the physical and emotional impact continues well after the treatment has ended... [Read More]
TV Review: Donor Mum - The Children I've Never Met
5 September 2011 - by Jenny Dunlop
Anyone who has worked in any capacity in a fertility clinic will, I hope, have wondered what the meeting of an anonymous donor and the donor-conceived person would be like. Would it be like a birth parent meeting an adopted child; would it be like TV documentaries, with all the build up and the huge emotion?... [Read More]
TV Review: Leah's Dream
7 March 2011 - by Jenny Dunlop
Unless you can be emotionally detached, this programme will affect your emotional equilibrium because it captures the unfairness of neuro-degenerative genetic disorders. It was filmed over two years and follows Leah who has Niemann-Pick disorder. Over this period, you witness her decline. She loses her memory, eyesight and use of her muscles as though she had adult Alzheimer's... [Read More]
TV Review: Too Old to Be a Mum?
1 February 2010 - by Jenny Dunlop
I have a feeling that whether you work in the fertility field or not everyone has a strong point of view about the upper age that a woman should have fertility treatment and become a mother. Maybe this thought was behind the producers of this BBC documentary that they could challenge all our firmly held beliefs? Or maybe they just thought that it would make contentious sexy television?... [Read More]
TV Review: Octomum: Me and my 14 kids
14 November 2009 - by Jenny Dunlop
Channel 4, 12 November 2009... [Read More]
TV Review: Fix Me
2 November 2009 - by Jenny Dunlop
BBC 2, 27 October 2009... [Read More]
TV Review: The Secret Life of Twins
5 October 2009 - by Jenny Dunlop
BBC1, 30th September and 1st October 2009... [Read More]
TV Review: The Cell - The Hidden Kingdom
24 August 2009 - by Jenny Dunlop
The title of this programme may have unfortunately deterred people from looking at the first of this three-part series. Because if you were expecting a purely scientific programme you would have been disappointed, as instead Dr Rutherford told the most extraordinary story of the scientific quest to discover the secrets of the cell and cell-division. It was as much an historical journey as it was a scientific journey, which looked at the difficulties that are inherent with any new discovery. H... [Read More]