A Surrogate Opens Up About Carrying Another Couple’s Baby in the Midst of a Pandemic

By Beth Greenfield | Yahoo News | April 13, 2020

In this article and video interview, Chelsea Hernandez, who is in the midst of her second journey as a gestational surrogate, shares her experience as a surrogate during the COVID-19 pandemic, finding this time around to be much stranger and uncertain than the first.

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Egg-freezing: What’s the Success Rate?

BBC News | February 17, 2020

Lord Winston is a professor of fertility studies who is calling into question the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s advertised success rate of pregnancy using frozen eggs. As this article and video explain, his estimates rely on measuring the success rate at a different stage of fertility treatment, which—he says—is more accurate than the one used by the HFEA.

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OHSS, the IVF Side-Effect Making Women’s Fertility Journeys ‘Agony’

By Sophie Wilkinson | HuffPost | February 8, 2020

IVF has become the go-to treatment for many people struggling with infertility. However, many patients aren’t made aware of the risk of ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (OHSS), which can create agonizing pain as well as affect fertility. This article and video examine the realities of IVF and OHSS.

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SPH Hosts a Talk on Surrogacy, Gene Editing, and Egg Provision

AUA Newsroom | November 12, 2019

In her talk at the American University of Armenia Turpanjian School of Public Health, Judy Norsigian, founding member of Our Bodies, Ourselves, spoke about the rapid expansion of global commercial surrogacy; the lack of consideration for the health and well-being of gestational mothers and children born of surrogacy; the importance of advancing best practices and human rights in both surrogacy and egg retrieval; and the need to be cautious about human genome modification. 

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Parents Via Surrogacy Can Experience Postpartum Depression, Doc Shows

By Morgan Brinlee | Romper | October 25, 2019

A new documentary from Independent Lens called Made in Boise tells the stories of four Idaho women who act as surrogates and the intended parents who compensate them for carrying pregnancies. As this article and video clip explain, one of the surprises in the documentary is the revelation that some intended parents experience postpartum depression after the births of their babies.

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My American Surrogate

By Leslie Tai | The New York Times | September 24, 2019

This article and video tell the story of Qiqi, an entrepreneurial woman from China who has made a name for herself connecting Chinese intended parents with American surrogates. Content warning: This video depicts a live birth.

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