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What does the plummet of Marriage rate in China mean for Women?

By Evie Jeang | Aug 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s the perpetual story of parents and their rebellious kids, parents valuing tradition while their children look towards the future. These opposite forces collide again and again until a winner is apparent and the other side submits.

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3 Parent Babies: Ethical or Not?

By Evie Jeang | Aug 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mitochondrial replacement therapy or (MRT) is the replacement of mitochondria, an organelle in cells, which can prevent or improve certain diseases. This procedure produces an often referred to “3 parent babies” since it requires the replacement of mitochondrial DNA of an embryo with that of a “third parent” This is a relatively new practice that has gained a good amount of attention due to its ethical issues. The issues involves where the line is drawn from vitro fertilization and gene editing. These social and ethical complexities make MRT an important issue to discuss.

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Surrogacy Laws around the World

By Evie Jeang | Jul 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Surrogacy laws vary as much as the people who use surrogacy as a process of creating a family. With that being said, laws around the globe are not entirely different but limited to partial acceptance and prohibition.

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Is Surrogacy Legal Where You Live?

By Evie Jeang | Jun 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

There are no federal laws regulating surrogacy in the United States, yet each state has its own set of laws that touch upon this topic. California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oregon and Rhode Island are all considered surrogacy friendly states.

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The Effect of Taiwan’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling on Surrogacy

By Evie Jeang | Apr 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

On May 24, 2017, Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage. In doing so, it not only opened the doors for same-sex couples wanting to marry, but also provided them with the opportunity to have children by a surrogate.

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Start-up companies and their Coverage for Family Planning

By Evie Jeang | Mar 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

More companies are moving towards covering assisted fertility benefits. Companies such as Pinterest, Chanel, Facebook, and Google are now offering coverage of up to $100,000 for in vitro fertilization costs which would benefit their employees and their family planning. Pinterest, a free website which allows users to manage images and video content onto their “pinboards,”…

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Reproductive Rights Technology: The Interest and Implication on Respective Parties During the Dissolution or Destruction of the Marital Union.

By Evie Jeang | Mar 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Often times, couples pursue the path of bearing a child by way of a surrogate. This can be an extremely stressful time for both potential parents, taking both an emotional and financial strain on the couple. As a result, couples often contemplate whether they truly want to have a child, or whether it is meant…

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Same Sex Couples, Surrogacy, and the Children’s Citizenship

By Aaron Gbewonyo | Feb 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The happy couple Elad and Andrew Dvash-Banks had to marry in Canada before the United States legalized same-sex marriage. The spouses, one an American citizen and the other an Israeli citizen with a green card, had twins through a surrogate mother where both children were born in Canada. The couple requested American citizenship for both…

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Surrogacy and Paid Family Leave

By Aaron Gbewonyo | Feb 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

In New Delhi, India, female employees of the federal government can now apply for paid family leave if they have a child through surrogacy. The new decision from the personnel ministry came when a mother had twins through the assisted family planning process, yet was denied paid family leave because she was not the biological…

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Parentage and the Importance of Contracts for Surrogates

By Evie Jeang | Feb 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a recent surrogacy case that is sweeping the news, a California woman discovered that she became pregnant with her own biological child while she was carrying another baby as a surrogate for a Chinese couple. This is caused by a rare medical phenomenon known as superfetation. This occurs when a mother continues to ovulate…

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