News and updates about IVF

Rabbi to Health Ministry:

Every child has a right to know who his parents are

Rabbi David Ohayon, rabbi of Alfei Menashe, urges Health Ministry to declare children's right to know their parents identities as stronger than the right to parenthood. 'Legal justification already exists.'

Every child has a right to know who his parents are

Court lifts gag order on egg donation investigation

Gynecologist and fertility expert named as doctor suspected in import of eggs carrying genetic illness; investigation continues.

Court lifts gag order on egg donation investigation

IVF scandal:

Patients may have received genetically-ill embryos

The affected eggs were imported from Georgia and donated by women known to carry hemophilia; police investigate.

Patients may have received genetically-ill embryos

Genetic parents of Sophia, IVF mixup baby, are found

The genetic parents of Sophia, an infant born following an IVF mixup in 2022, have been found and intend to fight her birth parents for her.

Genetic parents of Sophia, IVF mixup baby, are found

After IVF mixup:

Parents demand: 'We want to know that our children are ours'

Dozens of IVF parents demand genetic testing be performed without delay, insist on knowing whether their children are genetically theirs.

Parents demand: 'We want to know that our children are ours'

Chief Rabbi: Birth mother is the mother in surrogacy cases

Rabbi David Lau rules in cases of In Vitro Fertilization the woman who carried the child is considered the mother according to the halakha.

Chief Rabbi: Birth mother is the mother in surrogacy cases

IVF scandal: Birth mother named parent of child

Woman gives birth at Sheba hospital, mother and daughter in good condition.

IVF scandal: Birth mother named parent of child

Pregnant woman who received wrong embryo gives birth

Woman found to be carrying another couple's embryo in IVF mixup gives birth to daughter.

Pregnant woman who received wrong embryo gives birth

Court cancels request to appoint guardian for IVF mixup baby

Case likely to be closed so long as no additional suits are filed, court says.

Court cancels request to appoint guardian for IVF mixup baby

IVF mixup: 'Declare expectant mother as infant's legal mother'

'The one who gave this fetus life is my client,' attorney for pregnant couple says.

IVF mixup: 'Declare expectant mother as infant's legal mother'

IVF scandal: Couple are not parents of embryo

Court reveals results of genetic test which shows couple which claimed to be biological parents of fetus at center of scandal not related.

IVF scandal: Couple are not parents of embryo

IVF mixup: Court delays publication of genetic testing results

'If the fetus is found to be ours, we'll request to distance the birth mother,' potential genetic parents promise.

IVF mixup: Court delays publication of genetic testing results

Court demands genetic testing for fetus after IVF mixup

District court overrides opposition of pregnant woman to delay genetic testing of fetus until after birth.

Court demands genetic testing for fetus after IVF mixup

IVF scandal:

Missing embryo still not located

Mother of wrongly implanted embryo believed found, but missing baby yet to be traced.

Missing embryo still not located

In vitro gone wrong: Woman carrying embryo which is not hers

Health Ministry investigating after genetic testing reveals woman undergoing IVF carrying wrong embryo.

In vitro gone wrong: Woman carrying embryo which is not hers

Jewish couples doing IVF uncertain about future after Roe's fall

Groups launched to help Jewish couples undergoing IVF face uncertain landscape after Roe reversal.

Jewish couples doing IVF uncertain about future after Roe's fall

New study shows IVF less effective after coronavirus

New research by Sheba Medical Center shows significant drop in quality of embryos obtained after one partner contracts coronavirus.

New study shows IVF less effective after coronavirus

For Father's Day: Memories and a crucial question

Father's Day can be joyful, bittersweet, and sometimes a source of perplexing dilemmas.

For Father's Day: Memories and a crucial question

Israeli women having more babies, but fewer twins

Fertility treatments for younger women more successful, rates of twin, triplet pregnancies dropping.

Israeli women having more babies, but fewer twins

Children from fertility treatments at risk for juvenile cancers

Ben Gurion University, Soroka researchers reveal that children born from fertility and IVF treatments at greater risk for juvenile cancers.

Children from fertility treatments at risk for juvenile cancers

Triplets born after 18 IVF treatments

Proud parents of triplets say three and a half years of IVF was 'worth it' for the end result.

Triplets born after 18 IVF treatments

Court rules in favor of children conceived via IVF

Children conceived artificially after the death of a parent to receive orphans' benefits, court rules.

Court rules in favor of children conceived via IVF

British IVF pioneer: BDS backers 'mostly second-rate academics'

Lord Robert Winston, who pioneered IVF treatment, becomes latest UK voice to dismiss anti-Israel boycott movement.

British IVF pioneer: BDS backers 'mostly second-rate academics'