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The child support system in the United States is a mess. Too many states follow formulas that don't serve the needs of individual families and leave many non-custodial parents feeling stripped of their rights while many custodial parents feel they are forced to wait and wait through bureaucratic processes before receiving their money. There are some single parents who are happy with the way child support works, but they are hard to come by.
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A MILLIONAIRE businessman who secretly helped a single friend conceive through IVF has launched a legal fight over custody. In a case that could have ramifications for hundreds of donor conceptions, the man wants the Family Court to rule on whether he is the boy's parent.
Under Victorian law, a man who donates sperm is not considered the father of any resulting children. All donors must sign consent forms agreeing they do not have any legal rights or responsibilities towards offspring.
The news could hardly have been more devastating for policeman John Powell. Diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 32, he was given only six months to live and told that aggressive chemotherapy would leave him infertile.
That was 21 years ago – and now he and his wife are celebrating the arrival of a daughter. Mr Powell had a sperm sample frozen before he began the treatment and, when he was finally given the all-clear after two decades, it was used to create baby Jasmine.
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Doctors have dramatically increased the success of IVF by creating laboratories which mimic conditions found inside the womb. The fertility experts have boosted a woman’s odds of pregnancy by up to 40 per cent simply by keeping lab conditions more similar to those inside a woman’s body.
The success of the technology, developed at Newcastle University, promises to reduce the financial cost of treatment, as well as the emotional heartache of repeatedly failing to become pregnant.
New research, published online by the journal Nature Medicine, seems to overturn a widely-accepted biological principle governing female fertility, raising hopes for women who have trouble becoming pregnant.
For a half-century or so, women were presumed to be born with a supply of eggs that could not be replenished.
In fact, that was thought to be true of all mammals until 2004, when Massachusetts General Hospital researcher Jonathan L. Tilly, PhD, found that adult female mice could produce new eggs. And now, Tilly has extended his work to humans.