ctvbc.ca Published Monday, November 8, 2010 3:07PM PST Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2012 12:08AM PDT
- Canadian laws drive infertile couples to India: critics
'Reproductive tourism' is a $500-million industry in India that helps infertile couples conceive. But critics say it's restrictive Canadian laws that are pushing couples there rather than helping them conceive in Canada.
- Finding a Canadian surrogate not impossible -- but hard
Canadian laws forbid an infertile couple from paying someone to have their child. Supporters say it stops selling the building blocks of life -- and to get around that in Canada you need help from friends and family.
- Does egg freezing stop the biological clock?
Stuck between wanting a family and wanting a career, more women are choosing a new technology that promises to prolong their fertility. But critics are wondering whether clinics making these promises can deliver.
- Children of sperm donation fight to know parents
Thousands of children conceived by sperm donation are watching a Vancouver court case that could put them in touch with their parents. But others worry that removing anonymity could dry up the list of donors.
- Technology gives parents power over genetic diseases?
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis allows parents to pick disease-free babies over ones with otherwise unavoidable conditions. But ethicists worry the power to choose our children could go too far.
- Who pays for in vitro fertilization?
Other provinces have started to pay for IVF treatment in a bid to avoid multiple births, which saves the health care system – and desperate parents -- money. So why not British Columbia?