Fertility Treatments

6 Ways To Boost Fertility

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada Living

For women hoping to conceive, experts advise watching your weight and following a Mediterranean-style diet to boost your odds of having a baby. As ...

The Trouble With Buying Eggs and Sperm Over the Border

Sara Cohen | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Living
Sara Cohen

For years now, ever since the Assisted Human Reproduction Act became law back in 2004 and prohibited the purchase of donor gametes from a donor or a person acting on behalf of a donor, most donor sperm used in Canada has been imported via the U.S. or other countries. The problem? Here it is: at this point, most egg banks in the U.S. offer only anonymously donated eggs. To make a long story short, whether or not this is legal is a nuanced answer where the devil is in the details but suffice it to say that I think it is possible to carefully work within the confines of the AHRA to import ova into Canada in a legal manner.

Change My Mind: Should There Be an Age Limit For Fertility Treatments?

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada Living
Marni Soupcoff

How old is too old to be a new mother? In the latest installment of our "Change My Mind" series, HuffPost asked two experts in the field of the bioethics of fertility to debate the statement: It's time to drop upper age limits on fertility treatments. Arguing for the "agree" side is Sara Cohen, a fertility law lawyer based in Toronto. Her practice focuses on legal issues surrounding fertility treatments including IVF, egg donation and embryo donation. Arguing for the "disagree" side is Francoise Baylis, Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy at Dalhousie University. What do you think?

Can We Preserve Fertility In Male Cancer Patients?

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Scientists have long been searching for a way to preserve fertility in young boys who undergo cancer treatments and may be unable to father ...

Europe's Fertility Bans Pushing Parents Elsewhere For Options

CP | Maria Cheng, The Associated Press | Posted 06.13.2012 | Canada Living

LONDON - More than three decades after Britain produced the world's first test-tube baby, Europe is a patchwork of restrictions for people who need he...

Don't Delay Pregnancy: D'Oh!

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 01.18.2012 | Canada Living
Danielle Crittenden

My generation used to be told that marriage and kids should be afterthoughts. Things to be considered down the road, if at all. But the lesson we eventually drew was quite different.

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...

Mr. Right Now: Why Women Will Settle For A Partner Who's Not 'The One'

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Edwards | Posted 11.06.2011 | Canada Living

Forget Mr. Right -- women these days are simply looking for Mr. Fertile. That's according to a team of British researchers, who claim an increasing nu...