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  1. Carl Djerassi on contraceptive pill development (1980)

    Genre
    Interview

    Brian Hayes interviews Professor Carl Djerassi about his role in the development of the oral contraceptive pill and on his latest book called Politics of Contraception.

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  2. Baby born as result of new fertility method (1989)

    Genre
    News report; Interview

    Tanya Shields reports from Liverpool on the birth of John Liam Donaldson to parents Kathleen and John Donaldson. The birth was made possible by a revolutionary fertility treatment. The new intra-vaginal...

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  3. 59-year-old gives birth to twins (1993)

    Genre
    News report; Interview

    Report on a 59-year-old woman giving birth to healthy twins on Christmas Day following fertility treatment in Italy after she was refused treatment in the UK on ethical grounds. Speakers are Doctor Richard...

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  4. BMA to rule on aborted foetuses (1994)

    Genre
    News report; Interview

    David Kermode reports on a decision by the British Medical Association (BMA) on whether to allow doctors to create babies using eggs from aborted human foetuses. Research shows the technique is now possible...

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  5. Embryo use debate (1994)

    Genre
    Interview

    Leading fertility doctor, Peter Brinsden says he hopes to use eggs from aborted foetuses for fertility treatment and foetal material for research to prevent genetic diseases. He encourages public debate....

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  6. Eggs from embryos consultation (1994)

    Genre
    Interview

    Ben Plumley, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) spokesman, talks to Kevin Murphy about the consultation process launched today to decide whether to endorse the use of eggs from aborted...

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  7. Ethics debate over using unborn babies eggs (1994)

    Genre
    News report; Interview

    The Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) is consulting the public on feelings over the possibility of using eggs from foetuses in fertility treatment as the issue is to be voted on in the...

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