Assisted Reproductive Technology

Egg Freezing Deserves Serious Consideration

Dr. Sonya Kashyap | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Sonya Kashyap

Egg freezing has sparked widespread media interest after Apple and Facebook recently announced they would cover the cost of the fertility procedure up to $20,000. This caused some serious debate. Some interpreted this as the tech giants' way of giving women more of a choice around career and starting a family; others saw this as a chauvinistic attempt to recruit and retain female employees. To further understand why this is such a contentious issue, here is some background information on the procedure and how it applies to Canadians.

Pregnant Couples: Is it Wrong to Wish for a Girl Over a Boy?

Erica Berman | Posted 02.10.2013 | Canada Living
Erica Berman

There is a family-building circumstance that some people find themselves in, that seems to only provoke condemnation from others. I am talking about when a parent or couple is unable to conceive a child of a particular gender which they desire.

Should Your Donor Offspring Know Its Biological Parents?

Erica Berman | Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada Living
Erica Berman

As barriers to adoption increase, egg donation is becoming a more popular option for couples who are unable to use their own eggs. Because it is illegal to pay for eggs in Canada, it is often difficult for a woman to find a donor, so they head to the U.S. Many of the egg banks do not yet offer open ID donor programs and this causes a bit of an ethical dilemma. Should these individuals, desperate for a child, and without other options, not proceed with what is often the most accessible and affordable means of getting a donated egg because their hypothetical child may want to know the identity of his or her biological mother?

What Are You Waiting For? Doctors Advise Against Postponing Pregnancy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.16.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - New guidance from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is warning Canadian women against postponing pregnancy for too long.The soc...