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CONTENTS Issue #1018
Re TT and YY: when a 'Father' is a 'Mother'
TV Review: Bump Pilot (RTE One)
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Re TT and YY: when a 'Father' is a 'Mother'
7 October 2019 - by Liam Davis
The High Court decided that a trans man could not be named as a 'father' on his child's birth certificate because he gave birth. Instead, he had to be named as the 'mother'... [Read More]
Fertility treatment is becoming safer says HFEA report
7 October 2019 - by Dr Laura Riggall
A new report from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has shown that fertility treatment is becoming safer, with the standard of care improving across UK clinics... [Read More]
Sperm donor sues clinic over alleged 'irresponsible' use of his sperm
7 October 2019 - by Georgia Everett
A doctor is suing a fertility clinic in Oregon, US, for being 'irresponsible' with the sperm he had donated... [Read More]
National Academy of Sciences pulls misleading genome editing video
7 October 2019 - by James Close
The National Academy of Sciences – an organisation partially funded by the US government – has removed a video about genome editing from the internet after it came under widespread condemnation from the academic community... [Read More]
US twin birth rate lowest for a decade - better IVF may be reason
7 October 2019 - by Dr Jennifer Frosch
The incidence of twin births in the USA has declined to the lowest rate in a decade, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention reports... [Read More]
Call for genetic testing for all women with breast cancer
7 October 2019 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
Multigene testing for all women diagnosed with breast cancer would save thousands of lives each year in the UK and USA, suggests new research... [Read More]
Indian surrogate's death raises concern over exploitation
7 October 2019 - by Suzi Denton
A pregnant surrogate has died at hospital in New Delhi, while a new surrogacy law awaits approval by the Indian Parliament... [Read More]
TV Review: Bump Pilot (RTE One)
7 October 2019 - by Fiona Duffy
RTE One recently ran a pilot for a new Irish comedy about surrogacy. The pilot, consisting of one episode is part of an RTE (Irish National Broadcaster) and Screen Ireland showcase initiative to support new and emerging Irish talent... [Read More]

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