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  • thaw
  • And then there was another family that felt complete with their boy/girl twins, but had decided to thaw their remaining embryos for a transfer, even though they were very torn on whether they wanted more children. (creatingafamily.org)
  • infertility
  • One of the things that really struck me with many of these conversations at the ASRM conference is the disconnect with many in the infertility medical community with why deciding what to do with unused embryos is a difficult decision for some patients. (creatingafamily.org)
  • moral
  • Third, we will review the various positions on the moral standing of human embryos, seeking again to outline the chief fault lines in that continuing debate. (georgetown.edu)
  • And finally, we will highlight some critical ethical concerns that do not arise directly out of the debate over the moral standing of human embryos but that may be no less important to the larger question confronting the country. (georgetown.edu)
  • couple
  • A month before that there was the couple trying to decide how much contact to maintain with the family that had been created from their donated embryos and what to tell their children. (creatingafamily.org)
  • word
  • We don't try to push one option over the other, but we do want to spread the word that this is something that should be thought about BEFORE the embryos are created. (creatingafamily.org)
  • donor
  • Building upon this groundbreaking research and since the initial birth announcement in 1984, well over 47,000 live births resulting from donor oocyte embryo transfer have been and continue to be recorded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States to infertile women, who otherwise would not have had children by any other existing method. (wikipedia.org)
  • uterus
  • She said in an NBC's Today Show interview that in her last IVF treatment, six embryos were transferred to her uterus, resulting in the octuplets' birth. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The intention of the procedure is that, in the future, the woman may choose to have the eggs thawed, fertilized, and transferred to the uterus as embryos to facilitate a pregnancy. (wikipedia.org)
  • ethical
  • However, the extraordinary potential of hESC as therapeutic tools is tempered by ethical, moral and political issues surrounding their derivation from human embryos. (biomedsearch.com)
  • It has previously been proposed that ethical criteria applied to essential organ donation could be employed for derivation of hESC from irreversibly arrested, and thus organismically dead, human embryos produced during routine IVF procedures. (biomedsearch.com)
  • subsequent
  • Records kept at the Monash University IVF clinic include data on frozen embryos and their subsequent fate. (mja.com.au)
  • This major breakthrough in embryo research has provided large numbers of women the possibility of becoming pregnant, and subsequent advances have dramatically increased their chances. (asu.edu)
  • possibility
  • While this process may or may not be comparable to freezing embryos, it definitely alleviates any concerns that a couple might have about freezing their embryos, having embryos remaining after treatment, or the possibility for injury or death to their embryos with various freezing techniques. (baby4me.net)
  • destroy
  • The ex-wife sought to have the court award the embryos to her so she could destroy them while her ex-husband wanted them awarded to him to continue to store indefinitely at his expense. (reproductivefacts.org)
  • eggs
  • For example, in the case of a 25 year old woman with PCOS, 30 or more eggs may be obtained, and more than 20 embryos could result. (baby4me.net)
  • Traditionally, freezing eggs was not performed for a number of reasons, including concerns for the resulting embryo/fetus/baby, and damage or death to the egg. (baby4me.net)
  • another
  • 3 The advantages of using frozen embryos rather than initiating another stimulated egg pickup cycle include greatly reduced risk, cost and effort involved. (mja.com.au)
  • family
  • While not all embryos will come to birth, it is almost certain that in this situation the couple will have completed their family long before they have used all of their embryos. (baby4me.net)
  • A month before that there was the couple trying to decide how much contact to maintain with the family that had been created from their donated embryos and what to tell their children. (creatingafamily.org)
  • thought
  • In an interesting second section of the opinion, the court noted it was unclear whether the lower court used a contractual analysis because it thought "a contractual analysis is a considered choice, or simply an assumption that the contractual analysis is a proper vehicle for addressing disposition of the embryos. (reproductivefacts.org)
  • We don't try to push one option over the other, but we do want to spread the word that this is something that should be thought about BEFORE the embryos are created. (creatingafamily.org)
  • analysis
  • As noted in a myriad of other embryo disposition cases reviewed in Legally Speaking and other venues, various courts have used different approaches to resolving embryo disputes, including analysis under contract, informed consent, and public policy principles, and whether changes of mind were allowed or contemporaneous re-consent was necessary. (reproductivefacts.org)
  • either
  • In keeping with my appreciation of been-there-done that advice, I'm looking for people who either have or would be willing to blog/write about the process of deciding what to do with the embryos they still have frozen. (creatingafamily.org)