The SEED Trust relaunches with help from the EDNA project

After 21 years of providing information and support in the field, on Friday 3rd May 2019 the National Gamete Donation Trust re-launches as the SEED Trust (Sperm, Egg and Embryo Donation Trust). The charity has worked tirelessly over the years to provide impartial and accessible information about donating and receiving eggs, sperm and embryos in … Continue reading The SEED Trust relaunches with help from the EDNA project

Reproduction at a crossroad? Insights from the annual Conference of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)

Sydney, this year’s host of the annual Conference of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), has proven to be a spectacular setting for scholars working around reproduction in different parts of the world to meet. A soft winter embraced us on the last days of August as we were arriving to Australia’s west … Continue reading Reproduction at a crossroad? Insights from the annual Conference of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)

A baby or your money back? Old dilemmas, new questions in the world of IVF.

Members of the Centre for Reproduction Research (home to the EDNA project) have recently commented on news stories in which reproductive technologies have once again come under the media spotlight. These stories – two relating to the efficacy and funding of social egg freezing and one about IVF cash back schemes – represent a recent surge of … Continue reading A baby or your money back? Old dilemmas, new questions in the world of IVF.

Visualising reproductive donation online: A comparative analysis of marketing materials used to recruit egg donors in Belgium, Spain & the UK

We are having a really busy summer so far at the EDNA project! In between participant recruitment and data collection for Phase 3 we have been busy writing up and presenting the preliminary analysis of our Phase 2 data. In June we presented at paper at De Montfort University's 'Visualising Reproduction' conference that examined the … Continue reading Visualising reproductive donation online: A comparative analysis of marketing materials used to recruit egg donors in Belgium, Spain & the UK

Human eggs have been developed in the lab for the first time… But will new reproductive technologies negate the need for donor eggs?

Earlier this month the British press reported that human eggs have been developed in the lab for the first time, proclaiming this as the latest scientific ‘breakthrough’ that “could open the door to a new approach to fertility preservation”. It is indeed an impressive scientific accomplishment that will help those working in the field better … Continue reading Human eggs have been developed in the lab for the first time… But will new reproductive technologies negate the need for donor eggs?

Representing ‘altruistic donation’ in Europe: an analysis of fertility clinic websites in the UK, Belgium and Spain

Phase 2 of the EDNA project runs from September 2017 to July 2018. During this phase of the research we are systematically analysing the ways in which egg donation is promoted and marketed across the UK, Belgium and Spain. We are looking at the ways in which recruitment takes place, how egg donation and egg providers are publicly … Continue reading Representing ‘altruistic donation’ in Europe: an analysis of fertility clinic websites in the UK, Belgium and Spain