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
Four discussion papers on new reproductive technologies
Presents the concerns of the Canadian Disabilty Rights Council and DAWN Canada on the topic of reproductive technologies. These discussion papers were produced to be presented to the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies, as a tool to foster discussion about what they regard as troublesome aspects of reproductive technology. Both groups share the view that reproductive technologies do not enhance the equality of disabled persons, and could in fact be viewed as a eugenic tool.
Published: 1990
A report from consultations on a framework for sexual and reproductive health
Provides an overview of the issues contained in sexual and reproductive health. (See Details)
Published: 1999
An Act respecting assisted human reproduction and related research (Bill C-6)
Presents the Canadian legislation regulating assisted reproductive procedures, research, and governing bodies. Royal assent received March 29, 2004. (See Details)
Published: 2004
The new reproductive technologies: a plain language guide
Provides information on reproduction and the new reproductive technologies, explains the ethical and unethical issues raised about it which led to the formation of the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Techologies to help decide what is ethical, fair, good, and for the benefit of all Canadians. Includes a summary explanation of the RCNRT report and RCNRT recommendations for some topics are provided. Also includes a dictionary of the terms used as well as a resource list of print and non-print materials on reproduction.
Published: 1997