Women’s Health: Egg Freezing No Longer ‘Experimental,’ But Don’t Delay Conceiving, Physician Group Says



WASHINGTON — Freezing human eggs can be successful in treating infertility – but guidelines issued Friday still urge caution for women hoping to pause a ticking biological clock.

Egg freezing had long been labeled experimental, but the American Society for Reproductive Medicine declared that’s no longer the case. The group cited studies that found younger women are about as likely to get pregnant if they used frozen-and-thawed eggs for their infertility treatment as if they used fresh ones.

The move is expected to help cancer patients preserve their fertility, by pushing more insurers to pay for their procedure, and to boost banking of donated eggs, similar to sperm banking.

Here’s the controversy: Should otherwise healthy women freeze their eggs as sort of an insurance policy against infertility in case they don’t meet Mr. Right – or just aren’t ready for motherhood – until their late 30s or…

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Des Nouvelles d’Iran – Semaine 42-2012


Nouvelles des Prisonniers

A-   Transferts

Ø  Suite à l’annonce de sa grève de la faim, l’enseignant retraité Mohammad-Amin Agoushi est transféré à l’isolement.

Ø  Ali Moezzi a été transféré au bloc 240 d’Evine à l’isolement.

Ø  Au bout de 18 mois à l’isolement, le prisonnier politique Farid Sorouri a été transféré au bloc 12 de la prison de Radjaï Shahr.

Ø  Le syndicaliste Shahrokh Zamani transféré menotté et les pieds entravés à la prison de Dezfoul, puis à Rejaï Shahr .


B- Arrestations/Incarcérations

Ø  Hana Aghighian, bahaïe de Gorgan, arrêtée durant l’attaque de son domicile.

Ø  Vahid Alighalipour étudiant de gauche, se rend à Evine pour purger sa peine d’un an.

Ø  Camelia Bidelian, bahaïe de Minoudasht, arrêtée avec son époux durant l’attaque de leur domicile.

Ø  Houshmand et Maryam Dehghan, bahaï de Gorgan, arrêté durant l’attaque de son domicile.

Ø  Shahnam Djazbani, bahaï de Minoudasht, arrêté avec son épouse durant…

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Somewhere in Southern Ontario

Dark Pines Photo

So there we were, cross-country in Southern Ontario. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but as I stated in an earlier post, this turned into our southern Ontario misadventure.  There was definitely a sense of dislocation in time as well as place. First there was a bit of Déjà vu; Elizabeth & I had been through a similar experience much earlier in our marriage, being somewhat older now, we were a somewhat more snarky. Then again, it did feel like a bad attempt at a classic Twilight Zone episode. Where were we ? And exactly when ? After all, it is still a long drive back to Elliot Lake from London and we keep losing time to detours & misread signs.

We had spent an enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend visiting our son and our niece & her family and set out to return home on the Tuesday.  Being…

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