Famed Italian fertility doctor placed under arrest for 'theft' of eggs

May 15, 2016

Famed Italian fertility doctor placed under arrest for 'theft' of eggs

A controversial Italian gynecologist famed for helping women in their 60s to have children is under house arrest in Rome on suspicion of removing eggs from a patient’s ovaries without her consent. Lawyers for Severino Antinori, who has been nicknamed the “grandmothers’ obstetrician,” dismissed ...

Feb 21, 2016

Egg-freezing: choice and risk

Freezing a woman's eggs so she can give birth later in life opens up important questions that should be addressed before the technology becomes even more widespread.

Jan 8, 2016

Woman who served as surrogate gives birth to granddaughter

A North Texas woman has given birth to her own granddaughter after serving as a surrogate for her daughter. At age 54, Tracey Thompson of Plano delivered a 6-pound, 11-ounce (3,000-gram) girl after serving as surrogate for her 28-year-old daughter, Kelley McKissack. Doctors at ...

Woman gives birth with her mom's uterus

Aug 27, 2015

Woman gives birth with her mom's uterus

For one family in Sweden, a pioneering procedure has led to a baby being born from his grandmother’s womb transplanted into his mother’s body, uniting three generations. The new mother, who lost her own uterus to cancer in her 20s, said it was “unimaginable” ...

Jul 28, 2015

In vitro advance raises complicated ethics questions

The announcement Monday by a nonprofit organization that two women with ovarian problems produced fertile eggs via in vitro fertilization using eggs from anonymous donors is good news for those struggling with infertility, including patients suffering from Turner’s syndrome or experiencing menopause at a ...

Feb 4, 2015

By blunder, Polish in-vitro mom has another woman's baby

Poland’s health minister said Tuesday that he has canceled the in-vitro contract with a fertility clinic in northwestern Poland where a woman was implanted with a wrong egg. The blunder apparently made at the Pomerania Medical University clinic in Szczecin became evident when the ...

Jan 22, 2015

New IVF techniques produce healthier babies: study

Better techniques and policies have given children born from artificial fertilization a much better chance of survival and good health, a Scandinavian study said Wednesday. Doctors looked at data from 1988 to 2007 from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden for more than 92,000 children ...