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Egg Freezing for White Women

Dear Ms. Allen, I read with much interest your New York Times opinion piece, “Is Egg Freezing Only for White Women?”  I follow all things “egg” related as I’ve written and spoken out on the risks to women’s health. I have even produced two films on the topic. Eggsploitation is my feature length documentary film that features […]

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Egg Freezing’s False Promises

Today’s New York Post features an article highlighting a new low in the exploitation of women: egg-freezing parties. Sponsored by EggBanxx, the event targeted young professional women in Manhattan encouraging them to freeze their eggs as a means to free them to pursue their careers and wait until they find Mr. Right to have children. […]

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Egg Freezing: Beating Biology and Buying Time, But at What Cost?

Egg freezing does not really beat biology. It buys a small chance at giving birth, but at a very high price indeed. A common refrain I hear from women who are thinking about freezing their eggs is, “This is not plan A. It’s my backup plan.” This plan B (or even plan C) may in […]

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Egg Freezing Not “Medical”

Science writer Ronald Bailey took to the pages of Reason last month to extol egg freezing as a splendid technology to promote female equality. Here’s the meme: Since men can father children even into old age, it is “discriminatory” (bad Darwin!) that women’s biological clocks stop ticking. Thus, by extracting eggs and freezing them — […]

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Freezing Eggs to Extend Childbearing Years Should Not be Paid By Insurance

The practice of medicine increasingly involves providing (what I call) “consumerist” services in the clinical context. And that can cost a lot of money and redirect resources (doctors, nurses, facilities, medicines, etc.) away from truly “medical” treatments and procedures. Case in point: If women want to delay childbearing for career or other purposes, they can […]

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Cancer Claimed My Daughter After Egg Donation

Jennifer Schneider, M.D., Ph.D., is a physician certified in Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Pain Management. She is the author of 15 books and has published numerous articles in professional journals. Not only is Jennifer impressive academically, but she is also a loving mother. This is the intersection where the CBC and Dr. Schneider meets. […]

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I froze my eggs. A few months later I got breast cancer.

Happy New Year! We are jump starting this year with an eye-opening and powerful interview about freezing eggs and egg banking. For the first time, Jennifer sits down with Crystal Schnurr, a woman who decided to freeze her own eggs for later use. Please join us as Crystal opens up with Venus Rising and tells […]

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“Donate and Preserve” – Just Another Eggsploitation Gimmick?

Connecticut’s leading fertility center, CT Fertility, run by Dr. Michael Doyle, has announced the launch of a new “Donate and Preserve” program. The program offers repeat egg donors the option to save some of their eggs for their own use later on, should they have problems conceiving. Recognizing the highly educated egg donors in their […]

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Fresh Eggs are the Best

Another new fad (read- hyped up scheme to make others rich) is the business of freezing human eggs. Part of the marketing of this new business is luring women into thinking they can have it all. It’s called ‘social’ egg freezing vs. women who freeze their eggs before undergoing chemotherapy for cancer treatments. Mr. Right […]

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China’s Family Planning Crisis

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China seems to struggle with family planning. For many years, China limited household size by only allowing parents to have one child- or pay a penalty. This was to slow population growth. Well, the tides have changed and now China needs more kids! Anyone else see this, or the bachelor crisis from sex-selective female abortions, […]

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Fertility Drugs and Cancer (Part 3)

Recently, on our podcast Venus Rising, I had the opportunity to interview Maggie Eastman and her family about her experience with egg donation and the nightmare that occurred afterwards. Maggie was a young, bright-eyed college student when she was first recruited as an egg donor. What started as a desire to help families while earning […]

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Fertility Drugs and Cancer (Part 2)

Welcome to part two of my investigation concerning fertility drugs and cancer risk. In this article, I am going to examine a publication from 2017 titled “Use of fertility medications and cancer risk: A review and update”.  This publication, unlike the first, was a review of recent literature or research already in existence. It didn’t […]

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Conversation With a Fertility Representative

In today’s culture of echo chambers and censorship, at the CBC, we remain fiercely committed to civil discourse as one of the precious few avenues to true and lasting change. It is in that spirit that we bring you this week’s episode of Venus Rising. Today, Kallie sits down with Valerie Landis, a fertility representative […]

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Man’s Final Conquest

I recently read, “The Future of Everything: The Cutting Edge of Health,” in The Wall Street Journal. I was a pediatric critical care nurse for many years, working in high-tech health care, where we were always pushing the technology envelope while trying to stay on the right side of the razor-thin line of ethics. Could […]

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Venus Rising Podcast

Venus Rising is a podcast welcoming you into our living room for chats about all things fertility, infertility and women’s reproductive health. Venus Rising is currently available on Spotify, iTunes, and Podomatic. We have incredible educational guests lined up for you, like the influential Gary Powell; Taina Bien-Amie, Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking […]

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This Week in Bioethics #108

1. Is Commercial Gestational Surrogacy Coming to New Jersey? New Jersey’s “gestational carrier bill,” a/k/a “rent-a-womb,” which was twice vetoed by Governor Christie, has again passed both houses of the New Jersey legislature. It is waiting on Governor Murphy’s desk for his signature or veto. Our friends at #StopSurrogacyNow unpack the situation, explaining why and […]

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This Week in Bioethics #101

1. The Importance of Origins Writing in Harper’s Bazaar, a woman narrates her story of becoming a mother through egg ‘donation,’ ( a topic we at CBC have covered extensively). Even though this article isn’t about surrogacy, the author makes some important comments about the connection between fetus and “gestational carrier:” I felt by carrying […]

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This Week in Bioethics

1. Good News, Right Up Top! This appears to be a promising advancement in adult/non-embryonic stem cell research. Scientists in San Diego are developing a new method for working with the cells, using a process that is similar to the ways in which cells normally develop. The upshot is that this new technique “removes the […]

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