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Podcast Review: Sick – 50 percent different
18 January 2021 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
'I felt like my mom had been raped.' This feeling was brought about because of how some women were treated in the 1980s by their fertility doctors, whom they fully trusted would help them have a baby... [Read More]
Book Review: Songs for my Unborn Children
11 January 2021 - by Rachel Bowlby
Kate Bentley's diary-like, poem-like 'songs' about trying to stay pregnant appear along with the story of their own long gestation... [Read More]
App Review: MyJourney
14 December 2020 - by Tracey Sainsbury
The MyJourney app, developed by Dr Sofia Gameiro and her team at Cardiff University, together with Portuguese and UK fertility charities, is designed to support people who, for any reason, do not have the children that they had hoped for... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Sperm – Swimming and Surviving
14 December 2020 - by Anna Wernick
Did you know that all successful sperm must be sleek, speedy and streamlined?... [Read More]
Film Review: What We Wanted
7 December 2020 - by Ahmed Amer
Austria's Oscar submission, 'What We Wanted', addresses a couple's struggle with infertility and IVF failure... [Read More]
Podcast Review: DNA and Me
7 December 2020 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
This BBC podcast focuses on direct-to-consumer DNA tests and identity... [Read More]
Film Review: Double Income Kids
30 November 2020 - by Dr Ëlo Luik
Double Income Kids is a documentary that follows two Israeli gay men on their rollercoaster pursuit of parenthood through surrogacy in the United States... [Read More]
TV Review: DNA
30 November 2020 - by Susan Tranfield-Thomas
In times of lockdown, long shadows and shortening days, it seems counter-intuitive to turn to a new scandi-noir series for an additional helping of bleakness... [Read More]
Film Review: The Art of Waiting
23 November 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
From a purely practical standpoint, IVF is surely a brilliant cinematic device for a film about a relationship. It's an opportunity to explore a whole range of topics – how relationships tolerate the sheer amount of strain, how individuals begin to portray themselves and their partner, how they are treated by their friends and relatives – each bringing with it romance, passion, conflict, and, hopefully, humour and love... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The Past, Present and Future of the Human Genome Project
23 November 2020 - by Ruth Retassie
This episode of the series showcased the history of the Human Genome Project in a way that was accessible for the general public, while also being specific and detailed enough to be interesting to science-savvy listeners... [Read More]
TV Review: Brave New World
16 November 2020 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
With an increasing dependence on social media and technology to stay connected, it is not hard to imagine a dystopian future like that painted in the modern retelling of 'Brave New World'... [Read More]
TV Review: Me, My Brother and Our Balls
16 November 2020 - by Will Spilsbury
In 2019 BBC Three started filming a documentary about male fertility – specifically that of Love Island star Chris Hughes, and his elder brother Ben... [Read More]
Book Review: We Are Family – What really matters for parents and children
9 November 2020 - by Chiara Thomas
As changes in attitudes, law, and assisted reproductive technology have taken place regarding family structures, Professor Susan Golombok has followed these developments, keeping children's wellbeing at the forefront of her research as she explores the experiences of these families... [Read More]
TV Review: Biohackers
9 November 2020 - by Dr Alexander Ware
A new Netflix show in which biohackers are just a side-show to the dark side of laboratory science... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The Golden Egg
2 November 2020 - by Katy Lindemann
Young women are being offered the chance to delay the menopause, with this podcast asking the question: how did we end up here?... [Read More]
TV Review: 25 Siblings and Me
2 November 2020 - by Freddie Howell
'Eye-opening and jaw dropping' is how Stephen Fry described this documentary, featuring Oli, a young British man with Asperger's who has long known about his donor conception and recently discovers he has a family of 25 siblings from his American donor... [Read More]
Event Review: Egg freezing – what's the deal with fertility preservation?
26 October 2020 - by Susan Tranfield-Thomas
Billed as a 'forum for civilized disagreement', this hour-long webinar offers an opportunity to understand what egg freezing is, how and why it is accessed and what its long term implications are for the women who use it... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Freezing time
26 October 2020 - by Dr Ëlo Luik
Freezing Time is a new podcast series that follows writer Sophia Money-Coutts on her journey to freeze her eggs... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Some Families – We're both the other daddy
19 October 2020 - by Javier Bautista
Surrogacy has given queer couples the opportunity to have a biological child, expanding ideas about the paths to parenthood... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The Naked Scientists – Deafness gene identified
19 October 2020 - by Eleanor Mackle
After a mere 22 years of study, researchers in the Netherlands have finally pinpointed the genetic cause behind one type of hearing loss. This sounds potentially ground-breaking, so I was excited to learn more about the story in the 'Deafness Gene Identified' podcast, by The Naked Scientists... [Read More]
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