Genesis Fertility Centre: An advocate for creating families, regardless of ethnicity

Genesis Fertility Centre: An advocate for creating families, regardless of ethnicity

Our medical director, Dr. Sonya Kashyap, responds to the National Post article published on July 25, 2014: No ‘prerogative’ to create ‘rainbow families’: Calgary’s only fertility centre bans donations that don’t match ethnicity.

There has been significant coverage in the media about National Post’s article addressing Regional Fertility Program’s policy which “restricts patients from using sperm, eggs or embryos from donors who do not match their ethnic background.”

Canada is well-known for its multiculturalism, our acceptance and celebration of all racial, religious and cultural backgrounds. This should be even truer in fertility science where choosing the right embryo or sperm should be done rationally and free of racial prejudice.

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The Globe and Mail: Alberta’s ‘most conservative’ fertility clinic restricting donations to patients of same ethnicity

The Calgary Herald‘s Jessica Barrett penned “No ‘rainbow families’: Ethnic donor stipulation at fertility centre ‘floors’ local woman” over the weekend. As a result, there have been lots of discussion and media coverage with regards Calgary fertility clinic Regional Fertility Program’s policy which “restricts patients from using sperm, eggs or embryos from donors who do not match their ethnic background.”

Our medical director, Dr. Sonya Kashyap, was interviewed by the Globe and Mail to discuss this subject. To view the article, please click here or the image below.

Dr. Kashyap also penned a blog post, “Genesis Fertility Centre: An advocate for creating families, regardless of ethnicity“, in response to the controversial policy.

The Globe and Mail

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