On a recent Tuesday evening, I applied to be an egg donor. "Help create a family," read the two-inch-square ad ripped from the Chicago Reader's classifieds. "$7,000 to all healthy women to be anonymous egg donors." I have textbook-good blood pressure. I've been hospitalized just once, for a few hours, when I had a…
Many sperm donors assume they'll be biological dads to just a few children. But with the news that some donors have fathered over 100 kids come calls for tighter regulation.
Last February, Carolyn Savage was implanted with the wrong embryo by an Ohio fertility clinic. After learning of the mistake, a devastated Savage decided to carry the child anyway—and hand him over to his biological parents.
- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Ready to take the gloves off. [Feministing, via NYTimes]
- Well-educated women in the eastern portion of Germany are abandoning the region, "leaving behind an underclass of poorly educated, jobless and disillusioned men." [Guardian]
- England's leading fertility expert says…