Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Today's news & search

Two articles caught my eye today. First, in the UK, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) is working toward having clinics reduce the number of twin & triplet births (resulting from IVF) from 1 in 4 to 1 in 10. I have been reading the literature about this (particularly that coming out of Scandinavia) and I believe this is the correct thing to do. Difficult, particularly emotionally, for the couples going through IVF, but correct.

Second, Family Court Judge Ellen Greenberg (New York) ruled that a man who acted as a sperm donor many years ago is responsible for child support. It's not clear to me why the mother waited until the child was almost 18 to claim this... Mostly, this supports my feeling that whenever a third party is involved, you're better off having a legal agreement.

Last - a search query: missed IUI but got pregnant. I hope this is what happened to the person who searched :-) If so, congratulations!


JewishMama said...

For me, this is a VERY topical post (I just updated my blog on this subject). Perhaps I should forward this article to the dreaded KGB clinic?
Freilichen Chanukah!

Bea said...

As to the UK article - absolute piece of genius in The Times stating that the way to reduce multiples fro IVF is to *fund IVF*. Breath of fresh air.