IVF via egg donor not allowed in the philippines
January 13, 2009 10:58am CST
Just wanted to share this info I've learned. Do you guys know that IVF via egg donor is not allowed in our country? I understand that this may be an ethical issue but for a couple like us who has this method as the ONLY option to bear children, I am grateful that nearby countries allow this procedure. Any thoughts?
16 Jan 09
It's not allowed because the Church doesn't support assisted forms of birth and birth control. It's not much of a big issue right now, more of just limiting the options for couples who want to get pregnant and only have this as an option. Other countries are allowed to do this with the condition that counseling sessions must be attended by the couple so they understand the full extent of the procedure .. and I think that's what should eventually be allowed here ... although with the conservative church having a tight grasp of the country, it might take a while
14 Jan 09
i think that the country is not yet ready for this technology. Especially, the religious sector. As we all know, the religious sector is against the artificial methods of birth and birth control. How about adoption? Isn't that an option?
• United States
13 Jan 09
When I hear things like this it makes me so glad to be living in the USA. I think that as a woman only you can say whats to happen to your body. Not to mention who are we too say no to any woman or couple that would like to have a baby. I hope that you find happiness in the love of a child. I know I sure did.