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Nina Chohan

Nina Chohan is a former Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She is currently in Canada pursuing a legal career after studying for an LLM in Medical Law at Queen Mary University of London. She has also completed a MSc in International Health Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). While at LSE, she did an internship with NICE and completed her thesis titled 'Lessons learnt by NICE: A comparative study between Montreal, Canada and London, England to identify and produce reccomendations for the diagnosis, treatment and control of Tuberculosis in London'. Previously, she studied and practised nursing in Canada, and went on to study at the University of Birmingham.

BioNews Review articles written by Nina Chohan:
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Film Review: 2012 International Science and Engineering Visualisation Challenge
29 April 2013 - by Nina Chohan
Visually gripping and engaging new methods are increasingly used to convey scientific principles and developments to the public. The journal Science and the National Science Foundation annually hold an international competition to recognise the best examples of projects that bring scientific information to life.... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Nina Chohan:
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Canadian government tables reform to assisted reproduction laws
5 November 2018 - by Nina Chohan
The Canadian government has proposed updates to existing assisted reproduction law, including payment of expenses to gamete donors and surrogates... [Read More]
Long-term use of ibuprofen may harm male fertility
15 January 2018 - by Nina Chohan
Men who regularly take the maximum recommended dose of ibuprofen may be at an increased risk of fertility issues... [Read More]
Two couples sue fertility clinic for providing eggs with genetic abnormalities
20 November 2017 - by Nina Chohan
The New York fertility clinic Reproductive Medicine Associates is facing two lawsuits from couples whose children, conceived using donor eggs from the centre, have Fragile X syndrome... [Read More]
Canadian crash victim awarded damages to pay for surrogacy
8 May 2017 - by Nina Chohan
A Canadian woman has been awarded $100,000 in damages to pay for a surrogate in a precedent-setting legal case... [Read More]
High stress hormones may predict lower IVF success rate
24 October 2016 - by Nina Chohan
A study has found that women with higher levels of the 'stress hormone' cortisol in their hair are less likely to conceive through IVF than women with lower levels of the hormone... [Read More]
Australia's oldest IVF mother has baby at 62
8 August 2016 - by Nina Chohan
A 62-year-old Tasmanian woman has become Australia's oldest mother to conceive using IVF... [Read More]
Womb transplants approved for ten UK women
12 October 2015 - by Nina Chohan
Ethical approval has been given for clinical trials involving ten womb transplants in the UK to go ahead.... [Read More]
Couple to sue US sperm bank that did not verify donor information
13 April 2015 - by Nina Chohan
A Canadian couple has filed a lawsuit against US-based sperm bank, Xytex, after they discovered that the sperm used to conceive their child was provided by a 'college drop out' with a criminal record and a history of schizophrenia... [Read More]
Whole-genome sequencing detects de novo mutations in embryos
16 February 2015 - by Nina Chohan
Scientists have shown for the first time that whole-genome sequencing (WGS) in IVF embryos can detect 'de novo' mutations... [Read More]
High cholesterol linked to poor fertility
28 May 2014 - by Nina Chohan
Cholesterol levels may affect how long it takes to conceive, reports a study that followed couples for one year... [Read More]