Filtered By - Fertiity

  • National Post Lack of debate colours selection of rainbow babies Tuesday July 29th, 2014
    A few years ago I took part in a charity event at which the evening’s entertainment was a comic debate, the resolution being, “The shorter man is the better man.” I was assigned to the team supporting the motion. Casting about for humorous fodder, I stumbled upon the fact that many sperm-donor clinics will not pay for donations from men under 5’11” in h...
  • National Post IVF for obese women is a wish, not a right Monday May 5th, 2014
    Infertility professionals are divided over the imposition of a “weight cutoff” for those seeking in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Some wonder if denying the treatment to severely obese women isn’t discriminatory, while others see the issue as purely medical, with social tropes like “discrimination” irrelevant. There seems to be no question of the potentia...
  • National Post The coming demographic crisis Wednesday October 20th, 2010
    Barbara Kay, National Post · Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 Last Saturday I chatted with a young woman I met after a panel discussion I'd participated in. "Andrea" has high ambitions typical of most young women today, but she also looks forward to marriage and a lot of children. She asked what advice I might have for her. I was stymied...
  • National Post Happy seed provider's day Wednesday June 16th, 2010
    Happy are those for whom Father's Day means a barbecue and a card poking fun at Dad's foibles. Not so much for children whose "father" was anonymous sperm sold to create a child he would never know or likely care to know. For them "Seed Provider's Day" would be more accurate. Adult children conceived during the wave of sperm donorship in the e...
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