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Canadian Women's Health Network's recommendations on draft federal "legislation governing assisted human reproduction"  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/reproduction.html

Presents a summary of Dr. Lippman's presentation, on behalf of the CWHN, to the House Standing Committee on Health, November 27, 2001. Provides recommendations on the following topics: general organization and intent; consultation, and education and prevention; informed consent/informed choice; disclosure of health information; surveillance of health impacts; commercialization; cloning; surrogacy; regulatory body; sex selection; pre-implantation diagnosis; and public or private payment.

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Published: 2001
Ovulation induction drug therapy for anovulatory infertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome

Presents a systematic review and critical appraisal of the evidence on the use of ovulation induction (OI) drug therapy to manage anovulatory infertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women of reproductive age. Provides the current published scientific evidence about its safety and efficacy/effectiveness in terms of pregnancy rate in this category of infertile patients.

Published: 2004
How effective and safe is semen washing for HIV-serodiscordant couples?  
http://euro.who.int/HEN/Syntheses/short/20060327_1

Summarizes this systematic review, which found that while no semen-washing method fully guarantees elimination of HIV in motile spermatozoa, the methods do minimize the risk of transmission.

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Published: 2006
The implications of human reproductive cloning and germ line alteration for women and women's health : ten mis-conceptions  
www.ourbodiesourselves.org/book/companion.asp?id=31&compID=67&page=7

Discusses the recent news story involving an Italian infertility specialist who plans to clone human beings within the near future. Critiques human reproductive cloning and germ line alteration from the perspective of women and women's health. Highlights ten misconceptions in regards to cloning and women's health.

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Published: 2001
Health sector consultation document: renewal of the Canadian biotechnology strategy  
http://biotech.gc.ca/archives/engdoc/bh00157e.html

Addresses specific issues of the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy renewal pertaining to the health sector. Raises a number of consultation questions on which views are being sought within the areas of: health protection, health industries, and health sciences. (See Details)

Published: 1998
Making choices/taking chances: lesbian/bi/queer women assisted conception, and reproductive health  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/making-choices.pdf

Interviews lesbian women throughout BC about their experiences with assisted conception, side effects of fertility drugs, grieving and sexual transmitted disease through donor insemination.

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Published: 2002
Perinatal outcome of singletons and twins after assisted conception: a systematic review of controlled studies   
http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/reprint/bmj.37957.560278.EEv1
Compares the perinatal outcome of singleton and twin pregnancies between natural and assisted conceptions. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Monitoring family planning and reproductive rights: a manual for empowerment
Evaluates the quality of care given by family planning programs in diverse cultural settings.
The tangled womb: the politics of human reproduction
Gives information about the politics of human reproduction.
Published: 1992
Egg harvesting for stem cell research: medical risks and ethical problems  
http://www.cwhn.ca/PDF/eggHarvesting.pdf
Explores the health and ethical issues surrounding young women and egg harvesting and calls for a moratorium on harvesting for cloning purposes. (See Details)
Published: 2006