Category Archives: issue 5

Proud 2 Be

Mat and Jon Price, 30, are identical twins and both gay. Their childhood in a rural village near Birmingham was not filled with positive messages about homosexuality. This experience led them to set up the Proud 2 Be project in 2011, an online campaign supporting LGBT people to be proud of who they are. A…
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Unsung LGBT heroes: Margaret Rutherford

Margaret Rutherford, unsung hero Comic and character actor, Margaret Rutherford, was born into a drama-filled life.  Following her mother’s death, aged three, she was delivered to a kindly aunt, described by Rutherford as ‘my adoptive mother and one of the saints of the world,’ where she was raised in a comfortable, loving, London household. At…
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Advances in IVF technology

Time-lapse imaging and morphokinetic algorithms A Danish-developed machine that takes time-lapse images of embryos in the first five days of development is increasing live birth rates in IVF treatment. With the EmbryoScopes incubator scientists can view over 5000 images. In conventional IVF laboratories embryo development will be checked up to 6 times. Combined with specific…
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Surrogacy in the UK: choosing a clinic

Surrogacy in the UK: an insider's guide You might think that because there is no legal framework for surrogacy in the UK that clinics don’t offer surrogacy options. Not so. Helen Priddle, Senior Embryologist at the Centre for Reproduction and Gynaecology Wales (CRGW) explains, and gives some top tips on choosing a UK clinic for…
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Adoption & Fostering Week listings 2014

These are our 2014 listings. Details may have changed. Please make your own checks, but usually a website should get you to the most current information. National British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF) Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby St, London EC1N 8TS Tel: 0207 421 2600, email: mail@baaf.org.uk www.baaf.org.uk The Fostering Network 87 Blackfriars Rd,…
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