Sara Cohen

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The Trouble With Buying Eggs and Sperm Over the Border

(8) Comments | Posted June 21, 2013 | 12:27 PM

I'm in the midst of attending a conference where it is clear that most of the participants feel very strongly against both commercialized egg and sperm donation, as well as against anonymous gamete donation. These are not rare positions in Canadian circles, and are well-regarded in legal and other academic...

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I'll Take a Pre-Made Embryo To Go, Please

(4) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 11:34 AM

There has been a veritable flood of articles in Canadian media recently about the practice of California IVF: Davis Fertility Center Inc. creating embryos to sell to clients to be used in IVF. See, for example, Wendy Leung's "Should IVF patients be allowed to buy embryos?", Sharon Kirkey's...

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Should Buying Donor Eggs Carry a Criminal Charge?

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 7:33 AM

On April 22, CBC's The National aired a segment (Frozen Human Egg Trade) in which reporter Kelly Crowe discussed how new technologies have progressed to enable human eggs to be retrieved, cryopreserved, banked in the U.S., and shipped to recipients in Canada. Dr. Matt Gysler, a fertility specialist at ISIS...

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