Bioethics in Islam

Abortion. Right to die. Stem cell research. How do Muslims around the world approach modern bioethical dilemmas? This episode, we'll learn why some transgender Muslims are traveling to Bangkok for gender reassignment surgery. And we'll examine how Egypt became an...

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Global IVF Tourism

Professor Inhorn agrees that Australian culture is a drawcard for Americans traveling overseas for IVF, combined with the comparatively lower costs. But she suggests that the idea of IVF ‘tourism’ is deceptive. “I’m critical of the notion of tourism being...

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The Eggology Club—Episode 5, Emotional Rollercoasters

The girls discuss the emotional aspects of egg freezing and how the general media or press usually miss understand why women freeze. Yale University research professor, Dr. Marcia Inhorn joins the conversation to explain her key research of why early egg...

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The Search for Low-Cost Solutions to Infertility

Ten percent of women experience infertility, but policymakers and health bodies don’t see it as a priority. Some experts say the inability to have children should be considered a human rights issue, and are looking for ways to get treatment to everyone who needs it....

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Should You Travel Abroad for IVF?

By Anna Medaris Miller Other countries offer more affordable care in appealing destinations, but couples should proceed with caution.   Tens of thousands of U.S. residents are projected to have traveled overseas for reproductive health care this year. For three...

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Q&A with Marcia Inhorn: IVF sojourners in Dubai

By Mike Cummings Millions of people visit Dubai each year on business and for pleasure. While Dubai has emerged as a global hub city for commerce and tourism, it also is becoming an international center for medical care, including in vitro fertilization (IVF).  People...

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The Iranian (IVF) Revolution

Do you know about the Iranian IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) Revolution? Marcia Inhorn (pictured) does ... because she was alive to see it, and has studied it since in detail. A medical anthropologist at Yale University, she witnessed a massive shift in the Middle East...

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Anthropology of Dad

In honor of Father's Day, let's see what Yale Anthropologists have to say about dads in their ongoing research. Dr. Marcia Inhorn is a specialist on middle eastern gender and health issues and founding editor of the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies. Her...

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