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Surrogacy - The Court of Appeals in Ohio rendered a decision yesterday involving a single unmarried woman who utilized a surrogate, egg donor and sperm donor in the State of Ohio. In what essentially became a dispute between the surrogate and the intended mother, the trial court determined that the surrogate was the presumptive maternal parent of the child until a determination could be made on the enforceability and validity of the surrogate agreement. Note that after the child was released from the hospital, the surrogate had released the child to an unrelated third party.
Women who are exposed to secondhand smoke either as children or as adults are 68 percent more likely to have fertility problems, including miscarriages. I’m astounded by that figure. I know from speaking to embryologists that they can tell from looking at an embryo if the intended mother or egg donor smoked, but I had no idea the impact that secondhand smoke has on a woman’s future fertility.