Search Resources (English): Reproductive technology

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Canadian Women's Health Network's recommendations on draft federal "legislation governing assisted human reproduction"

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?

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

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

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

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
Reproductive rights and reproductive wrongs: proceedings of a conference held in Victoria, British Columbia, January 14-16, 1994
Presents a compilation of the presentations as well as discussions which took place during the Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Wrongs Conference, Victoria, British Columbian, January 14-16th, 1994. Aimed to promote discussion on the issues surrounding reproductive technologies, raise public awareness about the many concerns shared, and to expand the current interest from a focus on the so-called new reproductive technologies to an examination of reproductive technologies in general.
Published: 1994
Manitoba voices: a qualitative study of women's experiences with technology in pregnancy
Published: 1993
The March 9, 2004 Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology
Reports on Bill C-6, an act respecting assisted human reproduction and related research. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Analysis of public hearings annex to the national overview
Provides regional overviews of the public hearings as well as sectoral overviews of the following sectors: alternative and community health and social services; women's groups; legal and human rights groups; family, religions and pro-life groups; cultural/ethnic/aboriginal groups; labour groups; concerned citizens sector; infertile people, families at risk, consumers of NRTs and relevant support groups; groups and individuals representing people with disabilities; and medical community.
Published: 1991